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Oberheim DX and SC Drumtraks = virtually the same?

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:31 pm
by autechre
I personally own the Drumtraks and found the DX pretty cheap so it’s on its way to me. But now having listened to various demos and comparing with my Drumtraks, they sound pretty damn similar? How many of the EPROMS are actually the same? The snare sounds a little different but the others are very similar.

Which one of these would you keep? Seems unnecessary to own both when they’re pretty much the same, with the same functions and everything.

Re: Oberheim DX and SC Drumtraks = virtually the same?

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:38 pm
by meatballfulton
The samples are completely different.

Re: Oberheim DX and SC Drumtraks = virtually the same?

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:35 pm
by max badwan
From memory, you can swap the eproms between the machines, and I think the LinnDrum as well.

Re: Oberheim DX and SC Drumtraks = virtually the same?

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:21 am
by monolith
I think the DX is much better, sounds great and the swing on it is lovely. The swing on the drumtraks on the other hand, is fairly useless.

Re: Oberheim DX and SC Drumtraks = virtually the same?

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:25 am
by Alex E
monolith wrote:I think the DX is much better, sounds great and the swing on it is lovely. The swing on the drumtraks on the other hand, is fairly useless.
The swing is goddawful. What were they thinking? I thought my unit was broken but it's supposed to sound that way.

I prefer the sounds on the Drumtraks though, as I listen to a lot of 80's funk/R&B/hip-hop and I already got sick of the DMX/DX sound.