best drum machine under $300?

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best drum machine under $300?

Post by impaler42 » Mon Dec 17, 2007 2:07 am

Im looking to buy a drum machine for under $300. I was thinking about going with the Boss DR670. However, Ive heard both good and bad about that one. What would be the best drum machine to go with for this price range?

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Post by JSRockit » Mon Dec 17, 2007 2:25 am

What drum sounds are you into?

There are alot under $300... but it depends on what you want.
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Post by wiss » Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:00 am

90% of drum machines are under $300 bucks.
"All we used was the explosion and the orchestra hit. The Fairlight was a $100,000 waste of space."

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Post by impaler42 » Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:49 am

haha good point guys. Im looking for a drum machine that could be used for all sorts of electronic music and has really solid kick drums. I use an electribe right now and it doesnt have the kind of "bass" drums that I need for making dance music. I guess the biggest thing Im looking for in a drum machine are good kick drums and just a "punchiness" that would be used for good dance, drum and bass, and house music.

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Post by space6oy » Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:12 am

707s are selling dirt cheap lately if you wanna pick up one of those.
personally i think they're highly underrated.

ha! just looked at the 707's page and its description even kicks off w/ saying it's very underrated! swear i hadn't done that intentionally!

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Post by derma_tek » Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:46 pm

if you want huge kick drums, get a jomox mbase-01, only $299 brand new :)

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Post by esqoner » Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:36 pm

yamaha rx5 is fun. very punchy. tunable drums. i was running the bass drum through a filter to great effect.
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Post by JSRockit » Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:59 pm

derma_tek wrote:if you want huge kick drums, get a jomox mbase-01, only $299 brand new :)
yep, that and the electribe together may do the trick...unless you need a decent snare sound...which the ER-1 cannot do IMHO. The MFB 503 is a bit more cash...but would do the trick as well. Also check out the Roland R-8.
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Post by kuroichi » Mon Dec 17, 2007 7:20 pm

If you can get your hands on a roland R8, with some good rom cards, I doubt you'll be dissapointed... its a VERY good machine.
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Post by carbon111 » Mon Dec 17, 2007 7:45 pm

Which electribe do you have?
...you can blow whatever kick sample you want into the ES-1.
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Post by wiss » Mon Dec 17, 2007 7:47 pm

I will 3rd the Roland R-8. I got mine for under $300 and 5 cards(just need to buy the other 6 now). buying all the cards will cost you more than the machine buts its worth it.
"All we used was the explosion and the orchestra hit. The Fairlight was a $100,000 waste of space."

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Post by impaler42 » Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:09 pm

alright, so we decided on the Jomox mbase because of the phat bass drums. Where can I order an Mbase? Im finding it hard to find a dealer online.

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Post by wiss » Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:51 pm

"All we used was the explosion and the orchestra hit. The Fairlight was a $100,000 waste of space."

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Post by impaler42 » Wed Dec 19, 2007 2:11 am

thanks wiss and everyone else for the help. hope to be rockin a mbase in a week.

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Post by taylor » Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:03 am

space6oy wrote:707s are selling dirt cheap lately if you wanna pick up one of those.
personally i think they're highly underrated.

ha! just looked at the 707's page and its description even kicks off w/ saying it's very underrated! swear i hadn't done that intentionally!
most all of daft punks discovery was made on a 707

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