Akai Deep Impact SB1

Akai Deep Impact SB1

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The Deep Impact gives you a whole new palette of sounds to work with, lets you edit them to your taste and store them for instant recall in nine memory locations. Four oscillators for deep, complex sounds. Nine preset/user memories. Editable attack, decay, envelope, depth, dynamics, sensitivity, filter cutoff, filter resonance, synthesizer and direct balance, program level, synth trigger level, and noise gate. Program Up footswitch to cycle through internal memories. Program Down jack allows connection of an external. Footswitch to cycle down through the memories. True bypass. Separate input and output level controls.


Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $200.00

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User Reviews of the Akai Deep Impact SB1

  • Submitted by ck3 from Portland, ME (390 points) on Dec 16, 2004
  • I found one of these on clearance recently and bought it on impulse. I use it with standard-tuned 6-string electric guitars.
  • Good Points: Nice variety of monophonic analog synth emulations. Settings can vary from very mellow to acerbic. Stores presets and has a great deal of tweakability. Sounds positively evil fed into the right fuzz. True bypass, so it won't interfere with oscillating fuzzes and other pedals that can be sensitive to various bypass types when it is disengaged. Tracking glitches can be interesting with certain settings.
  • Bad Points: Friggin' huge! Only runs on AC power. Can't track chords, most intervals, or notes pitched above the 7th fret of the high E string on a standard-tuned electric guitar.
  • Price Paid: US$140.00
  • Purchased At: American Musical Supply
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  • Submitted by D/A A/D from Halifax (398 points) on Jul 2, 2004
  • Damn skippy!.. This thing is ALL that and a bag of potato chips... Argata from Melt Banana has one, why don'y you... Buttery bubbling synth and raunchy grinding analog madness and everything in-between... Just straight up hella good...
  • Good Points: Well built Sexy looks GREAT sounds lots of paramiters very intuitive controls the best synth pedal bar-non
  • Bad Points: out of production EXPENSIVE (but worth it...)
  • Price Paid: US$200.00
  • Purchased At: Songbird Music (Ottawa)
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  • Submitted by Marco from Brescia (134 points) on Jun 3, 2004
  • Great sounds with a lot of parameters... The control of the entrance volume is optimal for entering cycle device or distortion with a great sustain. And it's very easy to manipulate
  • Good Points: -9 presets, all modifiable -good construction -good sounds
  • Bad Points: the sound waits a few time to start after the pedal is pressed
  • Price Paid: US$210.00
  • Purchased At: Ghisleri
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