Analog Drum Machines?

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Analog Drum Machines?

Post by D-rex » Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:56 pm

Im in the market for a nice analog drum machine thats not crazy expensive. Im not to familiar with drum machines except for some of the standards(i.e. linn drum, tr-808-909) What would you guys recommend in the $200-600 price range? Im looking for something with good snare hits, claps, and kick drums, + a decent sequencer.

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Post by JSRockit » Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:57 pm

These may be worth looking into:

TR-606
MFB-503
MFB-502
Jomox XBase09
Korg Volcas / 6 x TE POs / MicroBrute / EH Space Drum & Crash Pad

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Post by D-rex » Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:00 pm

thanks for the fast reply...i'll check em out.

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Post by xibalba » Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:00 pm

this may be worth looking into as well

http://www.vintagesynth.org/phpBB2/search.php

there is plenty of info available for research

try the jomox xbase09 those can be had for about 500 (i had one and while i didnt like the interface so much it sounded pretty good)


and please dont tell me you have a damn controller one

im awaiting mine (got it for 1600.00 flat)

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Post by D-rex » Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:33 pm

thanks for the info, i'll check that out. I guess I should've put that I'm looking for a drum machine with good hip hop-ish style drum hits.

And yes I've had my controller one since last august, it's amazing to say the least. I got mine from Ishabashi web shop in Japan for $1300. Where did you order yours from?

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Post by xibalba » Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:41 pm

D-rex wrote:thanks for the info, i'll check that out. I guess I should've put that I'm looking for a drum machine with good hip hop-ish style drum hits.

And yes I've had my controller one since last august, it's amazing to say the least. I got mine from Ishabashi web shop in Japan for $1300. Where did you order yours from?
1300.00 :shock: im getting mine direct from ricci rucker

i would say the xbase09 is probably up your alley, nothing beats sampling though.

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Post by mono/noise » Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:55 pm

D-rex wrote:thanks for the info, i'll check that out. I guess I should've put that I'm looking for a drum machine with good hip hop-ish style drum hits.

And yes I've had my controller one since last august, it's amazing to say the least. I got mine from Ishabashi web shop in Japan for $1300. Where did you order yours from?
If you are more into old skool and electro sounding hip hop the XBase should work well, it will also work in the booty shaking hip hop thingy thats so popular in the states.
But otherwise you are best of getting a sampler like the MPC-500 or SP-404 for hip hop, or maybe the new Akai XR20 drum machine.
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Post by squaresprocket » Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:02 pm

The TR 606 works great for me, but the lack of MIDI does kind of limit it in some ways. Another great cheap 808/909 type machine is the Novation Drumstation, but unfortunately it only has the drum kits, and no sequencer. Great sound tweaking capabilities though.

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Post by xibalba » Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:09 pm

squaresprocket wrote:The TR 606 works great for me, but the lack of MIDI does kind of limit it in some ways. Another great cheap 808/909 type machine is the Novation Drumstation, but unfortunately it only has the drum kits, and no sequencer. Great sound tweaking capabilities though.

mine as well throw it out there this one too has no sequencer or memory but it has a bunch of knobs!!

vermona drm1 mkIII all analog goodness coming out of this box

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Post by D-rex » Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:46 pm

xibalba wrote:
D-rex wrote:thanks for the info, i'll check that out. I guess I should've put that I'm looking for a drum machine with good hip hop-ish style drum hits.

And yes I've had my controller one since last august, it's amazing to say the least. I got mine from Ishabashi web shop in Japan for $1300. Where did you order yours from?
1300.00 :shock: im getting mine direct from ricci rucker

i would say the xbase09 is probably up your alley, nothing beats sampling though.
I remember him saying "lowest price" haha go figure. The xbase looks really nice, couldn't find one for sale though. I did find a 606 on ebay for $260. I'll keep looking.

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Post by xibalba » Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:54 pm

D-rex wrote:
xibalba wrote:
D-rex wrote:thanks for the info, i'll check that out. I guess I should've put that I'm looking for a drum machine with good hip hop-ish style drum hits.

And yes I've had my controller one since last august, it's amazing to say the least. I got mine from Ishabashi web shop in Japan for $1300. Where did you order yours from?
1300.00 :shock: im getting mine direct from ricci rucker

i would say the xbase09 is probably up your alley, nothing beats sampling though.
I remember him saying "lowest price" haha go figure. The xbase looks really nice, couldn't find one for sale though. I did find a 606 on ebay for $260. I'll keep looking.

i tired looking everywhere and everywhere in the states at least (out of the very few people that had it) it was going for 1900.00 so i thought i was getting a great deal....sigh ohwellss. yea the xbase09 is not something that will be big on ebay i think at the time when i bought and sold mine there were at least three (including mine) up at the same time

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Post by Suburban Bather » Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:11 am

xibalba wrote:
squaresprocket wrote:The TR 606 works great for me, but the lack of MIDI does kind of limit it in some ways. Another great cheap 808/909 type machine is the Novation Drumstation, but unfortunately it only has the drum kits, and no sequencer. Great sound tweaking capabilities though.

mine as well throw it out there this one too has no sequencer or memory but it has a bunch of knobs!!

vermona drm1 mkIII all analog goodness coming out of this box
Yea!! This drum module is tits if you are prepared to use if for a sampling source or sequence it from an external machine.

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Post by D-rex » Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:08 am

I found a brand new vermona drm1 mk2 on ebay for 850. Could I use ultrabeat in logic pro 7 to sequence it?

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Post by breitt » Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:42 am

D-rex wrote:I found a brand new vermona drm1 mk2 on ebay for 850. Could I use ultrabeat in logic pro 7 to sequence it?
You can get the MK III new with the chrome knobs for $849 from Novamusik. Much better than the MK II. I owned the MK III for awhile-best Kicks (3 of them!) that I've ever heard. I just couldn't deal with not having the built-in sequencer, so I bought an Xbase 09, which I also love, but the Vermona was my favorite sounding drum synth.
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Post by mr.cabra » Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:11 am

I had an Oberhiem DX, which is good for that old school hip hop sound. Plus it has midi and is pretty cheap. Also you can indepently tune each voice. Might wanna check it out too.

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