Akai Timbre Wolf & Tom Cat Analogue Hardware
Published: Fri January 23, 2015
There's few people we trust more when it comes to great hardware gear than Akai, many happy hours have been spent playing on MPC pads, jamming down on Note Repeat and tweaking Q sliders like loons. While the MPC has joined the computer revolution it's more old school analogue hardware that's been grabbing the headlines of late. Enter the Timbre Wolf and Tom Cat, fully analogue tone machines like those of yesteryear. Tell you what though, vintage drum machines and synths didn't offer anything like the range of features that TW and TC do.
Akai Timbre Wolf And Tom Cat
Akai Timbre Wolf Synth
We're particularly interested in the Timbre Wolf's design, offering 4 voices that can be played as individual mono voices (each with an individual 32 step sequencer), 4 voice unison and 4 voice polyphonic modes. That's a crazy amount of potential for such an affordable little synth, it also appears to have individual outs for each voice.
Akai Tom Cat Drum Machine
This chappy looks a bit more reminiscent of the Rhythm Wolf, no bad thing as far as we're concerned. It's got a different sonic palette to work with and is similarly affordable, get both for a full analogue rhythm and mono synth setup.