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best drum machine under $300?

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 2:07 am
by impaler42
Im looking to buy a drum machine for under $300. I was thinking about going with the Boss DR670. However, Ive heard both good and bad about that one. What would be the best drum machine to go with for this price range?

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 2:25 am
by JSRockit
What drum sounds are you into?

There are alot under $300... but it depends on what you want.

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:00 am
by wiss
90% of drum machines are under $300 bucks.

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:49 am
by impaler42
haha good point guys. Im looking for a drum machine that could be used for all sorts of electronic music and has really solid kick drums. I use an electribe right now and it doesnt have the kind of "bass" drums that I need for making dance music. I guess the biggest thing Im looking for in a drum machine are good kick drums and just a "punchiness" that would be used for good dance, drum and bass, and house music.

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:12 am
by space6oy
707s are selling dirt cheap lately if you wanna pick up one of those.
personally i think they're highly underrated.

ha! just looked at the 707's page and its description even kicks off w/ saying it's very underrated! swear i hadn't done that intentionally!

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:46 pm
by derma_tek
if you want huge kick drums, get a jomox mbase-01, only $299 brand new :)

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:36 pm
by esqoner
yamaha rx5 is fun. very punchy. tunable drums. i was running the bass drum through a filter to great effect.

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:59 pm
by JSRockit
derma_tek wrote:if you want huge kick drums, get a jomox mbase-01, only $299 brand new :)
yep, that and the electribe together may do the trick...unless you need a decent snare sound...which the ER-1 cannot do IMHO. The MFB 503 is a bit more cash...but would do the trick as well. Also check out the Roland R-8.

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 7:20 pm
by kuroichi
If you can get your hands on a roland R8, with some good rom cards, I doubt you'll be dissapointed... its a VERY good machine.

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 7:45 pm
by carbon111
Which electribe do you have?
...you can blow whatever kick sample you want into the ES-1.

Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2007 7:47 pm
by wiss
I will 3rd the Roland R-8. I got mine for under $300 and 5 cards(just need to buy the other 6 now). buying all the cards will cost you more than the machine buts its worth it.

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:09 pm
by impaler42
alright, so we decided on the Jomox mbase because of the phat bass drums. Where can I order an Mbase? Im finding it hard to find a dealer online.

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:51 pm
by wiss

thanks

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 2:11 am
by impaler42
thanks wiss and everyone else for the help. hope to be rockin a mbase in a week.

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:03 am
by taylor
space6oy wrote:707s are selling dirt cheap lately if you wanna pick up one of those.
personally i think they're highly underrated.

ha! just looked at the 707's page and its description even kicks off w/ saying it's very underrated! swear i hadn't done that intentionally!
most all of daft punks discovery was made on a 707