one user review of the unit:
"I've owned quite a few drum
machines. In my opinion, the samples on this Akai unit have a different
sound compared to Alesis, Boss, Roland, and Yamaha. Alesis/Boss/Roland
all kind of sound the same and Yamaha sounds kind of flat in my
opinion, but the Akai sounds different from all of them. It has
a very "accoustic" sound and the samples sound like they
were very carefully done"
"Who needs a Linn drum anyway? Very nice old
fashioned sound, reminiscent of loads of new beat, synth pop, italo
and other eighties records. I am usually not too keen on pcm based
drum sounds but this one is something else... deep and full sound,
cuts through any mix. Forget your sample CD's, this is as full on
as full on gets."