**** wrote:Roland > Akai
Why are you even on this site man? Your pic is with a roland sampler and all you do is talk **** about akai. I have literally never seen you say anything positive on here. Is this where you come to complain?
Here is a great roland forum :
some people find the most recent owners of the akai brand have not held up the quality it was known for.
that doesn't mean they don't like MPCs... some of them own or have owned several MPC models and know the difference first hand between the original akai professional and the numark owned akai pro.
some people have been screwed by numark owned akai... every hardware mpc they made had problems that are inexcusable considering the price they cost new. in fact a majority of the akai branded products were defective, or had some kind of laughable issue or detail.. even if it was as harmless as re-badging old stock discontinued alesis products with the akai logo and raising the price to make it seem like a new high end product.
some people have been on this ride for longer than a year or two... and have seen the shenanigans akai has done... new comers to the mpc realm of music gear should be happy to have some devil's advocates around...