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Akai Analogue Polysynth: Timbre Wolf

Postby Stab Frenzy » Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:23 am

Will people be happy now that somebody finally released an affordable analogue polysynth? My guess is no.

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There's also the Tom Cat, which looks like a Rhythm Wolf with clap instead of percussion and tunable toms instead of the bass synth. Can't wait for a review from that special guy who loved the Rhythm Wolf so much.

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Re: Akai Analogue Polysynth: Timbre Wolf

Postby wiss » Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:42 am

Hmm...the Analog Poly.....
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Re: Akai Analogue Polysynth: Timbre Wolf

Postby megamanx » Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:43 am

pretty cool!
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Re: Akai Analogue Polysynth: Timbre Wolf

Postby Hybrid88 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:46 am

Looks good, but my ears will be the judge ;)
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Re: Akai Analogue Polysynth: Timbre Wolf

Postby ColorForm2113 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:57 am

Hmmm can't wait to hear some samples of that timbre wolf
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Re: Akai Analogue Polysynth: Timbre Wolf

Postby tim gueguen » Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:01 am

The two octave keyboard is likely to cause complaints.
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Re: Akai Analogue Polysynth: Timbre Wolf

Postby commodorejohn » Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:20 am

God dammit would companies please stop putting ridiculous two-octave keybeds on their synthesizers?

Anyway, I'm curious despite that. It's damn near impossible to read the blue-on-gray (WTF!?) labelling in the one picture out there, but it appears that there's four identical blocks for each voice, so I'm guessing it's like a Mono/Poly. Could be cool, I suppose.
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Re: Akai Analogue Polysynth: Timbre Wolf

Postby zmd » Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:23 am

This is promising!
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Re: Akai Analogue Polysynth: Timbre Wolf

Postby tim gueguen » Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:43 am

Of course given the mess Akai made of the MPX16 this machine might have some really annoying flaw, like it only plays F# when you're not playing chords.
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Re: Akai Analogue Polysynth: Timbre Wolf

Postby Hybrid88 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:53 am

tim gueguen wrote:The two octave keyboard is likely to cause complaints.

Yes it stuck me afterwards that the keyboard on this will be virtually useless, 25 keys is annoying on a mono, but on a poly it's kinda ridiculous.
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Re: Akai Analogue Polysynth: Timbre Wolf

Postby commodorejohn » Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:56 am

Well, it is only a 4-voice poly, so you're probably just going to be playing right-hand chords and do a bassline on something else, but it's still awfully silly.
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Re: Akai Analogue Polysynth: Timbre Wolf

Postby Stab Frenzy » Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:57 am

Hybrid88 wrote:
tim gueguen wrote:The two octave keyboard is likely to cause complaints.

Yes it stuck me afterwards that the keyboard on this will be virtually useless, 25 keys is annoying on a mono, but on a poly it's kinda ridiculous.

Well it's not just a poly, it's also a four x monosynth with a four track sequencer. So there will be people who just use the keys to input notes into the sequencer.
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Re: Akai Analogue Polysynth: Timbre Wolf

Postby commodorejohn » Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:03 am

I do like the idea of being able to sequence the voices separately, especially if you can have a couple voices running separate sequences and the others playing unison or polyphonic from the keyboard.
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Re: Akai Analogue Polysynth: Timbre Wolf

Postby mute » Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:11 am

£300 / 450USD ...
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Re: Akai Analogue Polysynth: Timbre Wolf

Postby Hybrid88 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:15 am

Stab Frenzy wrote:
Hybrid88 wrote:
tim gueguen wrote:The two octave keyboard is likely to cause complaints.

Yes it stuck me afterwards that the keyboard on this will be virtually useless, 25 keys is annoying on a mono, but on a poly it's kinda ridiculous.

Well it's not just a poly, it's also a four x monosynth with a four track sequencer. So there will be people who just use the keys to input notes into the sequencer.

Ahh ok, still I'd like to see 37 keys at least.
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