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Re: New Elektron Machine

Post by griffin avid » Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:55 pm

You are probably right and the more I look at it, I'm not a fan of the mpc pads.

So....you want to enter hits with round, hard pills?
Drum pads is a step up. Still, two things to be seen....

a) How does it sound, besides doing thin, light, electronic, blippy drum sounds?
b) How easy/difficult will it be to get it to do what drum machines usually do.

I don't mean UNIQUE sounds that no one wants to hear (anymore) and I don't mean 1,000 cool functions that do not lend themselves to making actual music. And so, I want drum patterns and not effectrix in a box that struggles to sound like normal drum patterns -that span across several genres.

Tough to type, but should be easy to do.
An 8 part analog drum machine should be EXACTLY THAT. An 8 part analog drum machine.
Hopefully it's not buried under a million button presses and menu/part switching.

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Re: New Elektron Machine

Post by Aaron2 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:58 pm

I'm not a fan of the goofy spelling of "rhythm," but that's just a quibble.

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Re: New Elektron Machine

Post by zoomtheline » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:05 pm

it's Swedish for rhythm.

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Re: New Elektron Machine

Post by wiss » Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:14 pm

griffin avid wrote:You are probably right and the more I look at it, I'm not a fan of the mpc pads.

So....you want to enter hits with round, hard pills?
Drum pads is a step up. Still, two things to be seen....

a) How does it sound, besides doing thin, light, electronic, blippy drum sounds?
b) How easy/difficult will it be to get it to do what drum machines usually do.
What I would really like is the drum pads from the Roland R-8. :lol:

I agree with A & B....

I don't like the placement of the pads...I like controls on the left and pads on the right, vise versa is fine, but the pads seem too far up on the machine, could be the angle, I don't know. That's my gripe and yes it would prevent me from purchasing it.

Also, I would love a modern analog drum machine with no LCD. I have no rational explanation for this reasoning. I just want something super super simple. Turn on and start playing, I know that sounds crazy.
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Re: New Elektron Machine

Post by Aaron2 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:20 pm

Sir Ruff wrote:This looks to me pretty much like Elektron's version of the Tempest... not exactly innovative :(
Perhaps. But I'd be willing to bet that it will be about $700 less than the Tempest. I predict a street price of $1,299 for the AR; the Tempest usually runs about $1,999.

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Re: New Elektron Machine

Post by Aaron2 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:22 pm

griffin avid wrote:You are probably right and the more I look at it, I'm not a fan of the mpc pads.

So....you want to enter hits with round, hard pills?
Drum pads is a step up.
The hard pills on Elektron's other gear, like the Analog Four, are a dream to play. So, yeah, I'd take the pills in this case. :lol:

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Re: New Elektron Machine

Post by Sir Nose » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:50 pm

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Re: New Elektron Machine

Post by spookyman » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:51 pm

And you have the ability to import samples...something that is not available on the Tempest.
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Re: New Elektron Machine

Post by GuyaGuy » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:00 am

Nice. Yeah, the samples set this apart--plus more effects and voices and a dedicated traditional step sequencer layout. I might have to say goodbye to my Tempest...

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Re: New Elektron Machine

Post by griffin avid » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:06 am

I might have to say goodbye to my Tempest...

Bonkers! What a deep statement!!! :shock:

I thought the Tempest was waiting on an update to take samples......
That was...like...a....year ago......
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Re: New Elektron Machine

Post by ColorForm2113 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:12 am

GuyaGuy wrote:Nice. Yeah, the samples set this apart--plus more effects and voices and a dedicated traditional step sequencer t. I might h ave to say goodbye to my Tempest...
that was one thing I was really kinda miffed about the tempest is the delay. dsi has these awesome digital multi delays on the evolver series and p12 and then uses a midi repeat "delay" for the tempest ???

edit: which I understand can work well for traditional beat effects, but I using it as a synth voice or voices seems like it would be best to just have midi sync'd digital delays.... iam kinda talking out my arse right now as I dont own one
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Re: New Elektron Machine

Post by Stab Frenzy » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:29 am

Ok, I'm gonna need to get this.

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Re: New Elektron Machine

Post by phesago » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:32 am

ive already lined up funds for this. IDK if ill keep my vermona drm mk3 though... I like it, but this....does what I want it too. IDK the pecs yet either, but 100% sure it's in my ball park as far as functionality goes.

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Re: New Elektron Machine

Post by Stab Frenzy » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:14 am

griffin avid wrote:I might have to say goodbye to my Tempest...

Bonkers! What a deep statement!!! :shock:

I thought the Tempest was waiting on an update to take samples......
That was...like...a....year ago......
You're remembering wrong, for over a year they've been saying it's not going to have user samples, people who want that will need to wait for the LinnDrum 2.

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Re: New Elektron Machine

Post by zoomtheline » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:04 am

I actually feel bad for Dave smith. And he's got a lovely cuddly face too.

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