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Here's the official press release:

 

Numark acquires akai professional american distribution rights

- Distribution begins immediately in the Americas -

 

Cumberland, RI, July 1, 2004 Numark Industries, the worlds leading

manufacturer of professional DJ equipment, announced today that they

have acquired the official distribution rights of Akai Professional

Musical Instruments (APMI) for the Americas. Akai Pros legendary line

of MPC Studio products is a staple in just about every project and

professional studio environment around the world.

 

Long known as an innovator of high-quality studio samplers, digital

recorders, and electronic musical instruments, Akai Pro is an ideal fit

for our distribution model, says Numark CEO Jack O Donnell. We are

very excited about adding the Akai Pro catalog to our offerings. Our

goal is to supply a broad range of high technology products to the

music industry that appeal to all types of musicians - DJs and

hobbyists alike. Akai Pros product line is an ideal complement to our

growing range of professional product lines, ODonnell continued.

 

ODonnell also owns and distributes Alesis Studio Electronics, which

has a history of providing affordable, professional digital recorders,

synthesizers, studio monitors, and various DSP products to the musical

instrument markets.

 

As efforts begin to integrate Akai Pros marketing, technical support,

and sales administration into its current model, Numark will continue

to offer dealers a streamlined, efficient way to purchase a diverse

range of hi-tech products.

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Originally posted by Rensonic:

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You like to show your banana, that is...

 

Thanks for the Info, Craig.

Let's see how positive will this be for AKAI.

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Originally posted by Rensonic:

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Be careful Ren http://89decibeles.com/foro/images/smiles/icon_banana.gif Montiel

 

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This can only be a good thing.

 

I always wondered why such a great company as Akai seemed to have such awful distribution when I worked at MARS.

 

It made me think there was a good reason Akai never achieved the kind of sales numbers other companies did with similar products.

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Originally posted by fantasticsound:

This can only be a good thing.

 

I always wondered why such a great company as Akai seemed to have such awful distribution when I worked at MARS.

 

It made me think there was a good reason Akai never achieved the kind of sales numbers other companies did with similar products.

AKAI is defenitley an excelent product and deserves better distrubuition :thu:

 

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Numark's become the bail-out guy as of late. They take on down-on-their-luck companies characterized by an innovative past, and a few decent products still banging around.

 

ADAT revolutionized everything. The S900 revolutionized everything. But MPCs and Masterlinks cannot save a company. The question is, I suppose, can Numark?

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You may be just a cat, but that's an excellent question. :thu:

 

Still in all, I think this is probably a good thing. I know Akai has suffered from poor distribution here in the USA, and this should make things easier for the end users. And they have made some serious innovations over the years... but with all the changes in the industry (hardware samplers may not be dead, but they're probably on life support), it remains to be seen what direction Akai will head - and if they can survive. I hope they can. More options for us is generally a good thing.

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I've been considering buying up a few more S5000's. The ak.Sys software makes them easy to use as one big sampler, and I think they still have some of the best sounding convertors out there...warmer than the Z series.

 

Anyway, I'm just glad SOMEONE'S distributing them.

"For instance" is not proof.

 

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Maybe they can write Win 2K/XP drivers for the Adat Edit card and I'll see if I can blow all the dust off it,if I can still find it.it's probably hiding out with my old Turtle Beach Fiji who's awaiting the triumphant return of the ISA bus. :D
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  • 1 month later...

Just wanted to let everyone know that while Numark will most likely get more machines on the market, their customer support and repair service may suffer. Currently we are handling all AKAI warranty repairs for Numark but as time goes on they will most likely takeover as the sole servicer. Regardless, we at VST have more knowledge, experience, and history with AKAI products than anyone else in the industry and we feel it is important that AKAI users are aware that we are still here for their service, repair, and replacement part needs.

our website is www.vstservice.com and we can be reached at 626-794-8196 with any questions.

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Originally posted by Anderton:

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Based on rumors I've heard regarding Alesis, there are some very interesting new products coming down the pike...

Oh, I just hope they will add polyphony to the Ion series, and increase its ability to replicate classic FM sounds and algorithms...

 

that would make for a fairly wide open platform that would literally take years to learn... I, for one, am ready for the challenge... :)

 

Reverb would be nice too... the Micron has it :mad:

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