Timbre Wolf - New 2 octaves polyphonic synth from Akai

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Timbre Wolf - New 2 octaves polyphonic synth from Akai

Post by plogbidman » Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:31 am

"The Timbre Wolf is an authentic analog 4-voice polyphonic synthesizer. Configurable as 4 mono synths, a 4-voice unison or a 4-voice polysynth, Timbre Wolf includes a professional quality 25-key custom Akai Pro keybed. The user can easily customize the sound of each voice independently as they play, and there is a 32-step sequencer for each voice. An LED display and Octave +/- controls add further control and flexibility for the user."

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Post by flo » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:06 am

I guess that the prototype they are showing around doesn't work for some reason, then we wait for a year and finally it'll be buggy and sound meh :tu: standard Akai procedure

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Post by Struble » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:19 am

I am going off a hard to read color scheme and lower rez pictures, but comparing the voice sections to that on the rhythm wolf, this doesn't seem so versatile. Limited adsr. (Only decay) No LFO. Just four voices that you can control filter on.

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Post by Adminius » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:30 am

Surely for a decently usable polyphonic synthesizer you're gonna need more than a two-bleedin-octave keyboard!?

What are they putting in the beverages at Akai?
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Post by IR » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:46 am

^good point, but if they put mini-keys in half the internet would be complaining. Maybe they should have made it into a tabletop module.
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Post by flo » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:49 am

It can be four separate mono voices w/ their own sequencers AFAIK, so I'd guess the keys are mainly for sequencer input...

It'll sound sucky nevertheless :hihi:

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Post by Adminius » Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:13 am

I do like the name though!

Much better than their "Rhythm Wolf" effort.

I'll reserve final judgement until after NAMM, where I assume Akai will be demonstrating the thing.

Not looking good though.
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Post by Adminius » Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:22 am

^^^ Is that a pub darts team? ^^^
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Post by aksen » Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:37 am

they'd probably be better at that than they are at basketball.

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Post by Captain Sternn » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:34 am

Whoever demos this first better say, "this thing can really howl".

Also it needs some generic distortion controls labelled bark and bite.:deadbanana:

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Post by sackley » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:46 am

Captain Sternn wrote:Whoever demos this first better say, "this thing can really howl".

Also it needs some generic distortion controls labelled bark and bite.:deadbanana:
Haha

I don't understand why they would put any effort into a poly analog and shove it into a 2 octave package.

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Post by Captain Sternn » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:59 am

flo wrote:It can be four separate mono voices w/ their own sequencers AFAIK, so I'd guess the keys are mainly for sequencer input...

It'll sound sucky nevertheless :hihi:
The panel definitely shows four identical sections labelled voice 1, 2, 3, 4.

So maybe it will be like a small, terrible Oberheim 4 voice.

If each voice has 6 knobs, what could they control? Cutoff, resonance, attack, decay, Lfo rate, depth?

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Post by IR » Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:20 am

They need to make a sampler for this series, o.k., not really, but I would be curious as to what name they come up with if they do.

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Post by flo » Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:23 am

^ You mean like the we-are-so-buggy-we're-unusable MPX series? :hihi: :doh:

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Post by Paranormal Patroler » Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:24 am

IR wrote:They need to make a sampler for this series, o.k., not really, but I would be curious as to what name they come up with if they do.
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Post by Sir Ruff » Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:29 am

Captain Sternn wrote:If each voice has 6 knobs, what could they control? Cutoff, resonance, attack, decay, Lfo rate, depth?
assuming it's the same as the RW, no attack or LFO.

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Post by h4ndcrafted » Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:30 am

We got loads of spare parts fro these drum machines that nobody bought.
Let's use the synth voices and sell it as a poly, but really it is only good as a 4 part mono synth.


That's what I'm getting tbh.

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Post by Jason Brock » Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:42 am

Adminius wrote:Surely for a decently usable polyphonic synthesizer you're gonna need more than a two-bleedin-octave keyboard!?
Yeah, that's a strange choice. I want more than 2 octaves even on a mono.

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Post by leeski » Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:51 am

the sequencer should be called 'Steppen Wolf' shirley :hihi: :hihi:
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Post by flo » Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:54 am

Hahaha :lol: :tu:

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Post by rohelineoun » Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:58 am

I really really hope Akai didn't ax the MPC line to make room for this. :sadbanana:

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Post by IR » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:04 am

^but you know they axed the MPC sampler line a few years ago, right? The MPC line is now just software controllers (sometimes with an added sound card).

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Post by flo » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:40 am

Yeah, the new ones are even running Windows so you can have some nice virus on your MPC :lol:

http://createdigitalmusic.com/2014/04/p ... -embedded/

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Post by Struble » Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:55 pm

http://youtu.be/2P8-WboRLVw

Oof. I had the feeling that it would be weak, but that's pathetic.

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