best digital drum synth engine?

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best digital drum synth engine?

Post by Soundwave » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:05 am

Nord Lead 2
Machinedrum
Waldorf Attack

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I know the MD is a better all in one box but I'm interested in the depth of the individual sound engine and sound quality

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Re: best digital drum synth engine?

Post by THEODICY » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:08 am

MD by far. Depth of engine? check. Sound quality? check. Especially the UW version.

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Re: best digital drum synth engine?

Post by aeon » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:33 am

  • Elektron MachineDrum SPS-1
  • Korg OASYS PCI w/Brandon Daniel's ElectroDrums
  • Korg OASYS PCI w/Harm Visser's physical model pack
  • Waldorf Attack
  • Yamaha FS1R (or SY99, SY77, TG77, TX802, DX7IID w/E!)
  • Sonic Charge µTonic

cheers,
Ian

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Re: best digital drum synth engine?

Post by Joey » Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:50 am

machinedrum simply because of simplicity and versatility

outside of that

waldorf attack and ultrabeat

nord lead 2 not at all, though its drum mapping thing is nice - in taht case waldorf micro Q.
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Re: best digital drum synth engine?

Post by cartesia » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:13 pm

ER-1 is not the best by any means, but I think it deserves an honourable mention for punching above it's price-point.

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