The AKAI SG01V has an average rating of out of 5.(The AKAI SG01V has a total of 14 reviews). Sonic State:SynthSite:AKAI SG01V ted by B Guy. Also on this page: links to other resources for the AKAI SG01V. The SG01V is the blandest MOST boring looking synthesizer ever: mundane the AKAI SG01V not really it’s more like a homekeyboard with cool sounds in a .

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Cold war minimal wavish sounds. Beautiful, warm Aai D style electric piano. Hey, flat earth, yes that is where I heard tha samples, on synthmania.

It’s always nice to be familiar with gear you could find in a pawn shop or Craigslist. But you can’t use it very often and if you do, it’s too much. One of the presets sounded close, but the example wasn’t representing it in a slower more legato type way as in the soundtrack.

I would be looking for something to pair with a Roland PK-5 midi bass controller and I am hoping to get a John Carpenter “Assault on Precinct 16” bass synth sound out of it.

Advertise on the most comprehensive and widely viewed musicians’ website. The classic silver acid box – Roland TB Like a sad ugly puppy nobody wanted I decided to pick this up in my never ending adventerous journey for new unexplored sounds… The SG01V is the blandest MOST boring looking synthesizer ever: No doubt, due to this thread, the value will gs01v start to rise.

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aiai View the Media Kit. Login or Sign Up. We seem to be reviving a real sleeper synth here. Mysterious and fascinating synth. It has its sounds as ROM samples, and there is not really much editing but the presets that Akai programmed seem spot on and the choice of synths they emulated when they made this is very impressive.


I sold mine because I thought the new VA synths and the softsynths would be much better in ALL ways than anything else and make the other stuff obsolete Thanks – aka yes.

And I have noticed that most of the ones I come across for sale are out of Europe or Japan. There was very little you could do to eg01v the sounds to your needs.

Akai SG01v

For me, at least, it was a mistake to sell that little guy. But then again, it’s Akai. Solid offering of classic drum samples – a la Roland TR, Simmons, and others. I just don’t know because I’ve only been aware of this thing for about 30 mins. Akai has always been top notch. I thought the bass synth samples were very impressive. I wish it hadn’t been a half rack module – I hate to admit being so silly, but had it been twice as big I might have taken it more seriously and actually kept it – it’s not like selling it made me rich Like a sad ugly puppy nobody wanted I decided to pick this up in my never ending adventerous journey for new unexplored sounds….

I recorded these SG01v demos going through a T. They do sound good though. You can edit the sounds a bit through the front panel: Help FAQs Go to top. Features at a glance. It was released in the 90’s and has some really convincing analog emulations that seem pretty robust and rich sounding. What you’re experiencing with these units is the result of our warehouse crew intentionally “overpacking” this product.


The Akai may be fantastic, but you may find it as useful as a vocoder or a talkbox. It tells you that every decade had its unsung heros of talented programmers and sound designers. I did check out the sounds after the post appeared – I didn’t know this even existed before then and many are VERY usable. I thought it sucked in comparison, and rarely used it. Patch name with audio demo. SG01v Vintage Sound Module. AKAI must have had some corporate guideline were fun and colors were not allowed — electronic music equipment is a SERIOUS business — lets make it look like drab lab equipment remembering you of horrible nightmares in Hi-school chemistry class!

Join the HC Newsletter. Did they release more of these on the European market? Incredible synth bass – with the superb mono-legato mode. Interesting, I was listening to this little guy on Paolo’s Synthmania site a couple of weeks back.

Stream all demos below. I’ve been thinking about getting one of these too, also due to the demos at Synthmania. It sounded good before I bought it.

There are also two banks of classic-sounding drums a la TR and Simmons.