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any drum machine kit?

Post by novielo » Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:18 am

i'm looking for a project. is there any drum machine diy kit to be bought? something like the mfb-522?
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Re: any drum mchine kit?

Post by Stab Frenzy » Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:52 am

MB-808 springs to mind...

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Re: any drum mchine kit?

Post by schmidtc » Tue Apr 13, 2010 3:46 am

I think the third batch order is closed. From what I understand there's an MB-606 soon to come also.

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Post by novielo » Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:21 pm

do anybody knows how much he did ask for these? i think the third batch is close to because some member of the forums where saying they sent an account for it.
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Post by schmidtc » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:19 pm

Not sure yet, I've been on the waiting list for a few years and my deposit's been in since November. Requires some patience, but I'm sure it's worth it. I'm guessing between $300 and $400 total.

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Re: any drum mchine kit?

Post by novielo » Wed Apr 14, 2010 1:09 pm

what? 400$ for this complete drum machine? how much was your deposit?
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Post by nathanscribe » Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:42 pm

The initial deposit to secure a kit was $100 US. The remaining cost is uncertain but will likely be about the same, according to the info so far. It's not a full kit though - PCB and odd parts only, I think. No case either, though there are plans to make a run of them I believe. And yes, the deadline for placing an order was several weeks ago. This was an extension of the previous term to help fill out the number of orders and lower the cost per kit.

What about Trevor Page's Introspectiv 9090? That's still going. It'll cost you a few hundred to build - TP will provide PCBs and a couple of ICs. All the rest is up to you. There's no onboard sequencer, but you do get MIDI in, thru and Sync24 out. Here's mine, photographed badly with an RX-11 on top. Most people put theirs in 2U racks, but I wanted mine to look like a cocktail cabinet:

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Post by Z » Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:49 pm

Here's the "Original" kit drum machine. I just received this yesterday from the 'bay - AS IS. I hope my tech can get it working and maybe add some individual outs.
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Post by Syn303 » Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:58 pm

Z i was always intrigued by the PAIA, until i learned that Larry Fast used it on Peter Gabriel's hit "Games Without Frontiers", as i used to think it was a Roland CR-78 that made the sounds.

I'd love to have some one-shot samples of the PAIA.
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Post by Z » Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:25 pm

Syn303 wrote:Z i was always intrigued by the PAIA, until i learned that Larry Fast used it on Peter Gabriel's hit "Games Without Frontiers", as i used to think it was a Roland CR-78 that made the sounds.
Me, too! I guess you saw that same interview.

I'd love to have some one-shot samples of the PAIA.[/quote]

I bought it AS IS, non-working. It'll go to my tech, in que behind my Synthex & P-10. I'll certainly make a YouTube vid when it's fixed.

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Re: any drum mchine kit?

Post by novielo » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:00 pm

i've been looking t these paia for a long time, i'm realy curious about how they sound. i wonder if the schematic are still on the paia site, or available.

nathan, that 9090 looks incredible!
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Re: any drum mchine kit?

Post by novielo » Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:24 am

sent an email to scott this afternoon and i already have an reply:

Hello Martin.

We still have the drum tone board and it can be controlled with the 9700K MIDI2CV8:

Drum Tone Board tips/suggestions

http://www.paia.com/talk/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=13
<http://www.paia.com/talk/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=13>


9302 Drum Tone Board manual

http://www.paia.com/talk/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=99
<http://www.paia.com/talk/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=99>


3750 Programmable Drum Set

http://www.paia.com/talk/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=192
<http://www.paia.com/talk/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=192>


5700 The Drum

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Martin wrote:
> hi, i'm looking for schematic of these old paia drum machine. are they still available. since they are no longer made i would like to build one myself.
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Re: any drum mchine kit?

Post by nathanscribe » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:00 am

novielo wrote:nathan, that 9090 looks incredible!
Cheers. I'd post a demo, but it sounds eactly like a 909, so there's no point. :D

I'd forgotten about the Paia... looks fun. I'll have to check out the Gabriel track later.

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Re: any drum mchine kit?

Post by Syn303 » Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:14 am

Funny thing about the PAiA, it's mentioned that it was the first programmable drum machine, but the Italian made EKO Computer Rhythm beat that by a year in 1974, although the EKO uses punch cards, you can still program your own rhythms. The PAiA didn't appear until 1975.

The EKO (very rare to find these days and probably the very first with an x0x interface, a grid of 6 x 16 orange push buttons that light up)

Famous users of the EKO include - Jean Michel Jarre, Manuel Gottsching (of Ashra), another one belongs to german electronic musician Stephen Parsick.

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Re: any drum mchine kit?

Post by c.circuits » Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:05 am

I've been entertaining the idea of building a MPS. Thomas Henry's Mega Percussive Synth. Electro-music.com's selling the pcbs @$20 and you'd be sourcing your own parts. Like the 9090; theres no sequencer.

MPS pcb here

Thomas Henry's MPS birthofasynth page here
Browse above for schematic and parts list


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