The Akai Rhythm Wolf has been spoken about for some time now after making several appearances at various trade shows around the world and whilst VST plugins are used by most producers these days, there is certainly still a place for good outboard analog gear. The Akai Rhythm Wolf is both a drum machine and a bass synthesizer in one. Kind of like an 808/909 and 303 all rolled into one unit – which could really make sense to some musicians looking for a one-stop analog solution. The Rhythm Wolf should not be confused with the Roland Aria series that came out earlier this year though. Whilst those units are digital reincarnations of the aforementioned 808/909 and TB 303, the Akai Rhythm Wolf is pure analog.
- 5-voice analogue drum synthesizer
- Onboard analog drum sounds includes: kick, snare, open, closed hi-hats and metallic percussion – but no clap!
- Sound manipulation – tuning, amplitude and volume parameters
- Saw tooth or square wave
- Classic filter with tuning and envelope controls
- Create simple basslines or variable leads.
Watch acclaimed sound design guru, Richard Devine perform on two Akai Rhythm Wolf machines.