Akai vs. Boss

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by 6-stringer, Nov 8, 2001.

  1. 6-stringer

    6-stringer Guest

    Feb 5, 2000
    How does the deep impact stack up to the SYB-3?
    The more I hear the tones that the boss produces,the more they sound like my old 8 bit nintendo. I haven't had the chance to try the akai out yet. Worth a look? (I can't afford a micro synth right now, but thanks for the suggestion)
  2. monkeyfinger

    monkeyfinger Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    I owned the SYB-3 and now own an Akai Deep Impact. I also have access to several analog synths including a Minimoog. From my experience, the Akai has much better sounds than the Boss. I play through a Kern/Aguilar all tube head. With the added warmth of the head, it sounds like a really high quality analog synth, huge and fat.

    I have only had the Akai for a couple of weeks. I am still learning about its sounds and how it triggers. It is very sensitive to mis-triggers from mistakes and poor technique. I have to play very cleanly on it. Other than that, it responds beautifully.
  3. KB


    Jan 13, 2000
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Be sure to try the EH Microsynth. it is very nice sounding, but can be a little tricky with the sliders. Check out the other synth thread here

  4. forget the Boss and find yourself a Korg G5 bass synth; best bass synth made IMO. Has a CV input so you can control the decay in realtime. Fun stuff..