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Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:05 pm
by Altitude
for 909 w/o the sequencer, there is always the 9090

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:27 pm
by JUGEL
jp8080 wrote:
JUGEL wrote:If you want more control mod the 909 yourself .. it's easy.
Any links to your favorite mods? I'm only familiar with colin fraser's mods.
Yes .. it was the Colin Fraser mod's... and I didn't do all of them .. picked and choosed. Didn't want to get back to the M-Base territory.. hated that thing.

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:57 pm
by ThinkTanx
breitt wrote:
ThinkTanx wrote: You ever listen to The Field? He does minimal/tech house on Kompakt. He records all his s**t live, one take to two-track. His album has several technical errors on it. I always thought they were programmed in. I didn't know he did things live until after listening to the album for quite a while. I don't generally get way into minimal house stuff, but his s**t is off the chain, imho.
I gave a listen on iTunes just now an artist called "Field." I assume it's the same as you mentioned. Good stuff. I've been getting more into this kind of "micro-house" genre lately-Ellen Allien and John Tejada, to name a few. I love the glitchy character of the work and it inspires me on my Monomachine.
Nah that's somebody else. I don't think any of the Kompakt stuff is available on iTunes because they have their own mp3 store.

Check him out here:

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu ... D=56573986

--and sorry for going so far off topic here, folks. It happens.

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:14 pm
by konvert
vanitypolice wrote:looks pretty awesome and exactly what I'm pining for. i checked it out at the jomox site.
Do you guys have one? Do I buy it direct from them or do they crop up on ebay every so often?
As it happens, I got MBase01 for cheap and just went for it. I'm getting it today, I can whip up some first-impression demos as soon as I get it plugged in.
I'm expecting pretty much from it, actually. For a pricey (€200 new) one-trick-pony it should do that one trick well.
We'll see.

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:58 pm
by JUGEL
I expected very little ... maybe that's why I was letdown?

too many pointless controls... I was better off using my SH-7.

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 4:53 am
by Low_Fi
I also had the MBase01 for a while and let it go. There was just something about it that didn't sound right to my ears. I think it was that I didn't like the clickey pulse it added to the attack. I tried to like it because I didn't want to shell out the money for a 20 year old 909.

I also owned an XBase09 and while I liked it a lot better than the MBase, it still seemed to lack that certain something.

I don't consider myself an elitist by any means, but IMO for kicks in a dance/techno track, nothing beats a modded TR-909, unfortunately. I think I just heard so many thousands of techno tracks with it over the years that my ears are programmed to hear the 909 kick. The XBase09 or MBase09 is in no way inferior...just different.

I'm curious to hear the latest Jomox beast, but for the money, why not just go for the 909 and mod it?

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:03 am
by wiss
JUGEL wrote:If you get the JoMoX .. i'd suggest sampling it. It's pure sound is unpleasing to my ears ..
The Xbase 09 sounds much better as samples in my MPC 60 than the raw sounds coming from the machine.

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:23 am
by ThinkTanx
Low_Fi wrote:I also had the MBase01 for a while and let it go. There was just something about it that didn't sound right to my ears. I think it was that I didn't like the clickey pulse it added to the attack. I tried to like it because I didn't want to shell out the money for a 20 year old 909.

I also owned an XBase09 and while I liked it a lot better than the MBase, it still seemed to lack that certain something.

I don't consider myself an elitist by any means, but IMO for kicks in a dance/techno track, nothing beats a modded TR-909, unfortunately. I think I just heard so many thousands of techno tracks with it over the years that my ears are programmed to hear the 909 kick. The XBase09 or MBase09 is in no way inferior...just different.

I'm curious to hear the latest Jomox beast, but for the money, why not just go for the 909 and mod it?
What mods specifically are you referring to? I just got a 909, but don't know a lot about any mods yet.

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:49 am
by nadafarms
If you're considering buying the mbase... you should think about spending a little more and getting a xbase-09 for like $550.

You are all crazy who doubt the fatness of the Jomox kicks, I don't think the mbase01 is all that much better than the airbase/xbase09 kick

Playing pitched bass lines on mbase is kind of lame, your better off using a snappy synth like a little phatty. h**l I say just get a little phatyy, you can make some wicked kicks with it plus its a great synth...

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:19 pm
by Dirk
ThinkTanx wrote:
Low_Fi wrote:I also had the MBase01 for a while and let it go. There was just something about it that didn't sound right to my ears. I think it was that I didn't like the clickey pulse it added to the attack. I tried to like it because I didn't want to shell out the money for a 20 year old 909.

I also owned an XBase09 and while I liked it a lot better than the MBase, it still seemed to lack that certain something.

I don't consider myself an elitist by any means, but IMO for kicks in a dance/techno track, nothing beats a modded TR-909, unfortunately. I think I just heard so many thousands of techno tracks with it over the years that my ears are programmed to hear the 909 kick. The XBase09 or MBase09 is in no way inferior...just different.

I'm curious to hear the latest Jomox beast, but for the money, why not just go for the 909 and mod it?
What mods specifically are you referring to? I just got a 909, but don't know a lot about any mods yet.
I'm with Low_Fi on this. I had an AirBass99, witch has the most wicked hihats ever, but the kick and other sounds just don't do it for me.

Now I've modded my 909 and thats great.
Here's some info:
http://www.colinfraser.com/tr909/909mods/909mods.htm
http://www.cykong.com/Synths/Roland%20T ... TR-909.htm
http://www.analog-synth.de/synths/tr909/tr909.htm

One more thing: Don't ever drill holes in your 909 All my wires go through the battery cover.

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 7:48 am
by benfeggans
Another vote for the Quasimidi 309 kick. Can sound very analogue, but has some grit to it.

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:13 pm
by vanitypolice
The quasimodi 309 is sampled right? Do you know where those samples come from (like the sources)?

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:31 pm
by ThinkTanx
vanitypolice wrote:The quasimodi 309 is sampled right? Do you know where those samples come from (like the sources)?
Uh, the 909 and the 808, right? Any others?

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:22 pm
by supermel74
Novation Drumstation. Very good analog modeled 909 and 808 in one box with proper controls

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:03 am
by garranimal
D-16 Drumazon is tops plug-in. I am starting a small religion on it now.