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CRJ
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looking for a drum machine

Post by CRJ » Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:49 am

so ive been shopping around for a stand alone drum machine lately. i really like the how the electribes are set up, and im looking for something similar to that, but i do not have 300 bones to spend right now. any suggestions? im pairing this with my little phatty stage 2 if that is any help. i havent shopped for a drum machine in years. thanks for your time in advance.

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Re: looking for a drum machine

Post by LivePsy » Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:36 pm

I'd like to offer the totally useless opinion that you should be pairing the Phatty with a higher class drum machine like an Elektron or Jomox, or low end MPC if you only want samples to go with that analog goodness. These machines have character and want to be played. Generic drum machines less so. Sorry, just saying you should keep looking at the skies even if you can't go there.
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CRJ
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Re: looking for a drum machine

Post by CRJ » Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:01 pm

ive never been fond of the word should when it comes to music. you keep your rules. i dont want em :)

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Re: looking for a drum machine

Post by LivePsy » Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:23 pm

What I meant was "thank me later", not should. :D
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Re: looking for a drum machine

Post by CRJ » Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:20 pm

well... if you can find me a machinedrum for 300 bucks, then i will thank you.

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Re: looking for a drum machine

Post by Jrayk Roze » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:59 pm

Good luck getting a good, fresh drum machine for $300.

Have you seen the MFB-522? It's $125 more than what you're asking for, but you might fall in love.

http://www.analoguehaven.com/mfb/mfb522/
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Re: looking for a drum machine

Post by CRJ » Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:01 am

never heard of that drum machine. hmmmm. if i do not find something i like in the next two weeks, i might have enough money by then to get one of those. hmmmm. decisions decisions!

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Re: looking for a drum machine

Post by Sir Nose » Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:43 pm

I use an e-mu command station to sequence my LP, external drum machines, and it's own internal engine. Usually $250 to $300. Works like a champ.

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Re: looking for a drum machine

Post by CRJ » Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:55 pm

http://www.vintagesynth.com/emu/xl7.php

Unfortunately, the sequencer stores up to 1024 patterns and 512 songs.

it says the above quote in the description. is that a typo? why would that be a bad thing? is it supposed to say fortunately ya think?

found one for 200 bucks with free shipping. looking into it now.

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Re: looking for a drum machine

Post by CRJ » Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:39 pm

i found a E-MU MP-7 COMMAND STATION for 200 bucks, and i just found a electribe mxsd for 300 bucks. i can afford either or. debating. not sure which one i want.

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Re: looking for a drum machine

Post by CRJ » Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:00 pm

what do you all think about roland mc307s? found one of those also

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Re: looking for a drum machine

Post by paul m » Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:17 am

Get an elektron on credit and dont buy any luxuries for how long it takes to pay it off, eat only rice and oats and dont leave the house, if you dont have enough money you dont have another option. OK :lol:

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Re: looking for a drum machine

Post by CRJ » Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:59 am

sorry. the elektron sounds kind of boring 2 me for some reason. ill look up more videos for it.

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Re: looking for a drum machine

Post by Wave416 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:40 am

the possibility of the elektron machinedrum is almost endless and if you take the time to figure everything out, it can emulate almost all the vintage drum machines and more. i use the machinedrum with mbase and mbrane to give it the analog boost.
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Re: looking for a drum machine

Post by CRJ » Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:20 pm

im dumb. i confused the elektron with a diff drum machine. the machinedrum is awesome. i just cant afford that right now.

found a electribe for 300 bucks. barely used. probably going to go with that for now. debating.

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