The Akai Professional Tom Cat is an all-analog 5-voice drum machine that gives you great kick, snare, claps, hi-hats, and the Disco Tom section with chromatic tunability. The parameters vary by channel, but the Tom Cat gives you the control to dial in everything from punchy house grooves to fat throbbing hip hop beats and much more. Once you've got your sounds dialed in, you can trigger sounds live on the classic MPC-style pads, with the built-in 32-step sequencer, your DAW via MIDI, standard MIDI, or even with the analog gate input. For the modern music-maker, Akai Professional's Tom Cat is an outstanding way to add analog drum sounds to your sonic arsenal.
Achieve your production potential
The Tom Cat's analog personality is easy to integrate into any modern DJ or production rig. Create fat, punchy beats with five analog drum parts, including kick, snare, open/closed hats, and claps - ask any producer at Sweetwater and they'll tell you there's serious creative potential here. Then top it off with a throbbing analog groove, with chromatically tunable toms and a variable filter for everything from smooth to squelchy. With a built-in 32-step sequencer and hands-on control, you've got incredible performance and production potential in the Akai Tom Cat.
Create swinging patterns with the built-in 32-step sequencer
When you're ready to sequence, you can play in your sounds on the MPC pads or program them in step-style on the sequencer. And the Tom Cat packs Akai's classic MPC swing, so you can make your beats as tight or loose as you want. On the fly, you can mute parts, switch between two sequence variations, change the pattern length, and more.
Awesome analog distortion effects with the Maul knob
Once you've got a pounding groove going, it's hard to resist putting some hair on it with distortion. The Tom Cat's Maul control lets you dial in analog distortion to taste. You can use it to add a subtle sense of body and bite to your sound, or crank it for full-on hard style overdrive.
Akai Professional Tom Cat Drum Machine Features:
Analog drum machine with classic MPC pads
Five voices including kick, snare, clap, hats, and chromatically tunable toms
Create patterns and tweak them on the fly with the built-in 32-step sequencer
Add analog distortion to beef up your sound with the Maul knob
Trigger sounds with the MPC pads, sequencer, MIDI, USB MIDI, or even analog gate trigger