Analog drum machine... 909, 808, or....???

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Re: Analog drum machine... 909, 808, or....???

Post by ninja6485 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:19 am

I feel like if you want something like an 808, you know you want an 808. The only thing you have to think about is if you want that much money tied up in it for the time that you own it. If you're about to buy an 808, and you're not overly enthusiastic about 808s, but just interested in the features and the fact that It's analog: you might want to reconsider. The bld module looks cool, does it do more than one sound at once?
This looks like a psychotropic reaction. No wonder it's so popular...

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Re: Analog drum machine... 909, 808, or....???

Post by pflosi » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:38 am

ninja6485 wrote:The bld module looks cool, does it do more than one sound at once?
No.

What a sound it does though...

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Re: Analog drum machine... 909, 808, or....???

Post by Ianh » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:52 pm

Thanks guys! All the feedback has been very helpful! Probably going to be saving for an 808 and keeping an eye out for a 606 in the meantime. I have considered the modular rig however i have almost sold off all my eurorack to buy vintage gear.
thanks again!

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Re: Analog drum machine... 909, 808, or....???

Post by bhrama » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:13 pm

Ian,
I found this video a while back and meant to post it for you, but forgot. :oops:

I've owned an 808, and some time ago was looking into the Acidlab Miami clone (much cheaper). This is worth a watch.

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