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Re: your drum machine

Post by Old Iron Giant » Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:59 pm

- Emu XL7
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Re: your drum machine

Post by Blue Monster 65 » Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:38 am

Just got a Korg EMX-1 - it's loads of fun!

Selling my MC-909. Cool, too, but not what I need at the moment.

Still in love with the DR-110, CR-8000, and KR-55B, though.

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Re: your drum machine

Post by polyklinik » Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:08 pm

EMU Procussion triggered by Electribe EM. Pain to program but if you patient you will get some very cool beats. Some sounds are very old-school, but it's usable in the modern electronic music.
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Re: your drum machine

Post by JSRockit » Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:09 pm

Blue Monster 65 wrote:Just got a Korg EMX-1 - it's loads of fun!
Me too... very underrated machine.
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Re: your drum machine

Post by TrondC » Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:24 pm

My ESX and MnM do drums well.. the Acidlab not so well ;)

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Re: your drum machine

Post by JSRockit » Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:42 pm

Been thinking of the ESX-1 lately. Any reason not to get one?
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Re: your drum machine

Post by astraeus000 » Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:51 pm

I've got my first Machinedrum on the way.....MK 1......I was hoping for a Monomachine, but this will have to tide me over for a couple weeks until I can find one....

I've never even demoed one in person......I'm pretty excited..... [-o<

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Re: your drum machine

Post by rap and country » Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:50 pm

korg esx & yamaha ry20

i also have a yamaha rx17 that i intend to mod someday but so far have done absolutely nothing with

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Re: your drum machine

Post by TrondC » Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:42 pm

JSRockit wrote:Been thinking of the ESX-1 lately. Any reason not to get one?
can be relatively noisy on the main outputs. the MnM is dead quiet, but the esx has a background noise that is loud enough that if I put my kp3 after it, I can hear the fx clearly when the machine is not playing. Might bug you since I know you are after pristine sound. other than that it's fun fun and instant fun. I might go the oposite way, getting an EMX. the esx has been my centerpiece for the last four-five years, I really like working with it (a lot more instant than the MnM)

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Re: your drum machine

Post by TrondC » Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:44 pm

Blue Monster 65 wrote:Just got a Korg EMX-1 - it's loads of fun!

Selling my MC-909. Cool, too, but not what I need at the moment.

Still in love with the DR-110, CR-8000, and KR-55B, though.

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how did the 909 compare to the EMX? I got frustrated with menu.diving and un-intuitive layouts with the MC808 enough to make me kep the ESX over it..

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Re: your drum machine

Post by sam » Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:56 pm

I am using a mpc drum computer...A good old English drum machine and has one h**l of a bass drum.

CR-78.....Always gets on a track.

Tr808......THE CLASSIC.
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Re: your drum machine

Post by diezdiazgiant » Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:07 pm

JSRockit wrote:Been thinking of the ESX-1 lately. Any reason not to get one?

Ha do it. Get extra memory cards.
I didn't think the noise floor was so bad as long as your samples were clean and you don't over do it on your levels. The few times I noticed it a little eq took it out just fine.

I remember you used to have an emx and didn't like what you got out of it then, what got you digging them?
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Re: your drum machine

Post by Blue Monster 65 » Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:09 am

TrondC wrote:how did the 909 compare to the EMX? I got frustrated with menu.diving and un-intuitive layouts with the MC808 enough to make me kep the ESX over it..
I thought the MC-909 was also a breeze to use, sequencer-wise. Yes, you can go really, really deep into the menus, should you want to, but all the functions you need to get up and running are right there on the front or simple to find.

What got to me was the synth engine. It's also very deep, but just too polite, no matter what I did to it. I'm sure it's my programming skills with the XV! I've heard some very cool stuff, but I just could never get the hang of it.

Were I able to combine the functions of the 909 with the sound of the EMX, it would be swingin'!

I spent about 10 minutes with an MC-808 in a store and that was way more than enough for me.

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Re: your drum machine

Post by crystalmsc » Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:44 am

Blue Monster 65 wrote:It's also very deep, but just too polite, no matter what I did to it.
I sense that you must be very happy with the EMX..how's the EMX sound compared to the MC-909 when the tube is being turned off?
Blue Monster 65 wrote:I spent about 10 minutes with an MC-808 in a store and that was way more than enough for me.
Haha, since you're used to work with the MC-909 interface, I can imagine working with such interface without a pc.
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Re: your drum machine

Post by Blue Monster 65 » Wed Aug 26, 2009 3:00 pm

crystalmsc wrote:I sense that you must be very happy with the EMX..how's the EMX sound compared to the MC-909 when the tube is being turned off?
They're very different machines in that sense! The EMX is a VA all the way - it wants to sound like an analog machine and does (to me) as good a job as it's going to. It's noise, blurpy, and warbles. The MC-909 sounded like a newer Roland synth. I could get plenty of buzzy pads out of it, some beeps 'n' squibble, but I never got those sounds just where I wanted them to be - just had a sheen over them that bothered me. As I said, though, those shortcomings all had to do with my programming, I'm sure, and others have been much more successful with it to my ears. Side-by-side, though, I preferred the sound of the EMX over the 909.

The tubes in the EMX do add quite a bit of grind. One of these days I'll muck about with swapping them out and maybe see about digging into their circuit, but I might not. I don't know that I need to break this one just yet! Yep ... me 'n' tubes ... gotta play, you know? Hahahahahahahahaha!
crystalmsc wrote:Haha, since you're used to work with the MC-909 interface, I can imagine working with such interface without a pc.
Yes - it was rather frustrating to me. Then again, I'm an old dog, so I don't learn as quickly as the young pups. :lol:

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