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Re: your drum machine

Post by tyrannosaurus mark » Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:42 am

MPC 2500 and MP3 player

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Moog LP + Casio SK1 and MT-75 + tube amp = good tone.

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Re: your drum machine

Post by Z » Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:55 am

StepLogik wrote:
I've been sequencing each individually but I'm planning to start sequencing them all from the Octopus. I've rambled before about this in other threads, but I really like to be able to sequence everything from one place instead of syncing multiple devices and trying to keep pattern chains organized across multiple boxes.
That's why I just bought an Octopus.

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Re: your drum machine

Post by XpanderXt » Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:10 am

MPC5000, MPC500, XR20, R8

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Re: your drum machine

Post by crystalmsc » Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:24 am

It's been a while and my latest DMs are; RS7k, RY30, R-70, AN200, MC-909, MC-80ex, DR-880, Nord Modular, SR16, RT-123 and SB-246 (mostly with lo-fi processor turned on). Drum sound sources: Novation Drum Station V2 (2), uQ drum maps, Wavestation and anything else.
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Re: your drum machine

Post by PitchBender » Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:25 pm

mis psiquicios y yo wrote:
PitchBender wrote:avoid korg er-1 at all costs.
Why? i use ES 1 and I love it
I love my ES 1 too. But the ER1 is just too limiting as a stand alone drum machine, for me. I sometimes use it as an extra layer along with my main drum track.
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Re: your drum machine

Post by cartesia » Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:07 pm

PitchBender wrote:
mis psiquicios y yo wrote:
PitchBender wrote:avoid korg er-1 at all costs.
Why? i use ES 1 and I love it
I love my ES 1 too. But the ER1 is just too limiting as a stand alone drum machine, for me. I sometimes use it as an extra layer along with my main drum track.
Avoid at all costs is a silly thing to say though!
Just because it can't make an entire track on its own, doesnt mean it is bad!
Lots of people are crazy about the er-1 - it's probably going to be a future classic!

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Re: your drum machine

Post by aeon » Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:56 pm

  • Elektron MachineDrum SPS-1UW
  • Elektron MonoMachine SFX-6
  • E-mu XL-7 Command Station w/Protean Drums ROM
  • E-mu E6400 Ultra
  • Korg OASYS PCI
  • JoMoX MBase01
  • Clavia Nord Modular
  • Yamaha FS1R
  • Yamaha A5000
  • Roland S-760
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I still long for a Roland TR-808. :D


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Re: your drum machine

Post by JSRockit » Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:17 pm

Elektron MnM and MDUW
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MBase11
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Re: your drum machine

Post by Cumulus » Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:49 pm

I have used the Korg DDD-1 more than anything else. It was my first drum machine and Irecently picked one up that has the sampling board.

I occasionally use the TR 808 and TR 606 and lately my favorite has been the Electribe ES1.

I also use drum sounds from a Casio SK-1 and a Nintendo Gameboy running Nanoloop and my Mattell Synsoncs drums have gotten a little usage recently at some live gigs.

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Re: your drum machine

Post by DGBX » Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:55 am

I've got an ER-1 which I like quite a bit...I like how you can save different patterns and switch through them for different sections of a song, that's what I've been doing. I've not gotten into the "action sequence" function but I do like it as a drum machine.

Eventually I'll get an MFB522 drumcomputer. anyone have experience with these? they seem like good value.

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Re: your drum machine

Post by Cumulus » Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:24 pm

The motion sequencing on the Electribes ia a lot of fun. I also like how you can go thru the different patterns on the fly.

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Re: your drum machine

Post by retrosounds » Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:33 pm

Currently I'm using a Korg EM-1 but since I'm going to sell it I'll be using a DDD-1 or a DDD-5
Cumulus wrote:The motion sequencing on the Electribes is a lot of fun. I also like how you can go thru the different patterns on the fly.
That's what I like about the EM-1. Since it doesn't have LFO's, the mod sequence is a nice touch.
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Re: your drum machine

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Re: your drum machine

Post by Mush » Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:25 pm

I've been through a vast number of drum machines through the years. From 909 and 808 to stuff like hr16 and dr110 plus everything between and lots of modules both analog and digital. Today I use an AirBase99(Jomox) for the few times I need some fine-tuned analog rhythms and Spectralis(Radikal Technologies) for bread and butter electronica drums - best sample-player I've ever come across for beatprogramming with great filters. Beside those two I also use Ultrabeat(Apple) in Logic extensively and the Nord Modular G2(Clavia).

Lately I've been using my Tenori-On(Yamaha) quite a lot on the tunes I'm finishing for my upcoming album. Making beats with "solo-mode" is just wicked and always breaths some life into the mixes!

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Re: your drum machine

Post by Syn303 » Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:39 pm

Current Drum Machines:
Elektron Machinedrum UW MkII (x2)
Roland TR-606 (seperate outs mod)

Past Drum Machines:
Elektron - SPS-1 MkI, SPS-1 UW MkI
Roland - TR-909, TR-808, TR-707, TR-727, TR-626, TR-505, CR-80, CR-8000, CR-78, CR-68, TR-77
Korg - KR-55, KR-55B, Minipops 7 (which was modified to accept incoming clock signals)
Yamaha - RX-21L
Mattel - Synsonics Drums
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