I read somewhere in this forum that Elektron still offers to add +Drives to older machines.
I would like to upgrade my MKII MnM, does anybody know how much it costs and how long it takes to have them do that?
Many thanks in advance!
Yeah, the idea was to get an idea before submitting a request to the mothership
can you ask for me on the Machinedrum - saves us both asking…
But only Elektron knows the answer.
OK, but is it rather in the region of €100 or €1000?
(was what I meant)
(from someone who did it recently, if possible)
just email them. it’s as easy as posting the question here.
OK, for the ones interested, €289 (shipping included) for Austria.
Considering the prices of +Drive MKII’s at the moment and the price I paid my non+Drive MKII a couple of year back, it’s a no-brainer.
Shipping means that you send your unit to them and they send back, not that they ship the +Drive to you and then you’ve to install it yourself. Right?
Hm, that’s a good question. I assume it means shipping the machine itself.
I can tell you that installing the plus drive yourself is very easy. A bit like plugging in a pc board on computer - only smaller.
Oh, would you have any instructions to recommend about that?
I don’t have any directions per se but I removed one from a machinedrum once to add to a different machine and it went very easily. The hardest would be getting the knobs of actually.
My mkII MonoMachine sadly does not have a +Drive either.
I need to figure out the workflow to load the various waveforms available:
Immortal Waves waveforms - Radek Rudnicki
Oxford Overdrive waveforms - Radek Rudnicki
Nicholas Lem Collection
It is my understanding that the workflow to mix and match my favorite aspects of these soundpacks would be much easier with a +Drive.
However that workflow is still possible without a +Drive on the MonoMachine, yes? Just more steps?
Best of luck with your +Drive addition Omar, perhaps I will do the same!
Was it an MK2 unit? Elektron have confirmed they can’t or don’t do it on an MK1 - which I think mine is (machinedrum SPS1-UW 32 step).
Costs £240 GBP for anyone else who sees this thread (inc p&p).
This came from an mki machinedrum so it can be done. They offered it on mki’s when the mkii’s first came out.