Am I the only one? [Machinedrum love]


#122

Nah- it has it’s place. A sorta nostalgic quality to it

To it being embarrassing- it most definitely is cheesy, though


#123

Well apart from that voice…its pretty informative.lot of things i never knew.


#124

this thread always bothered me, until today, when I impulse purchased a machinedrum :scream:


#125

Woohoo! Congrats! It’s the best drum machine! Which model did you get?


#126

MKII UW+ !

borrowed a friend’s years ago and always wanted to buy his eventually but who knows when that would ever happen


#127

Marvelous! I’ve been reunited with a non-UW and I really want to upgrade!

I’ve got a field percussion sample pack that I put together that, to me, sound really good combined with the MDUW grit.

You’re welcome to it if you want bizarre klanky percussions


#128

sure! those are primarily the types of samples I need initially actually. I’m usually kind of lazy about curating samples or loading samples into hardware though, which I why love devices I can sample directly into


#129

These sorts of sounds are where the MD is at home. I’ve got a bank of glitchy noise and/or vocal phonemes I could trade you for it )once I clean it up a bit).


#130

Sounds GREAT!

It’s just large enough to fit into a MDUW sample bank!


#131

THANKS! I’ll share mine once I get my gear unpacked this weekend.


#132

I look forward to it!


#133

You gave me this field percussion kit a while ago but I still can’t work out how to get samples onto it using the TM1 :grimacing:

I’ll have to give it another try again soon, but I found it hard transfer samples even after reading the sample transfer bit in the manual load of times :confused:


#134

C6- select your midi port in config(TM-1, I assume)

Machinedrum- global menu- select sample bank. Sample receive(?) send from C6

If that doesn’t work- maybe try loading the samples through a different midi interface


#135

got it today… I began to slightly doubt my purchase decision as I waited for it to arrive but it sounds even better than my incredibly biased and highly colored memory of it (have played with my buddy’s a few times over the past few years but his listening environment is whack), I was impressed all over again!


#136

Machine Drum was my first experience using Elektron gear and while the interface takes patience and time to master the sounds are super amazing for techno and house music! I wanted to buy my friend’s MD but he was unwilling to part from it in spite of the massive rig and other synths that he owns. If I found a deal on one, yup I would get one. However, I really like the smaller footprint of the MFB Tanzmaus and will see what the MFB Tanzbar v2 and Soma Pulsar 23 are like. The OT and A4 do a great job on drums for my needs right now so that is what I use besides my Korg Volca Beats. I even tweaked clap, snare and kick drum out of my Moog Sub 37 this past weekend when I was messing around.


#137

The Tanzbär really falls behind imo.
The MD will give you more milage, has tons of LFOs, great FX (imo) and mangling the input also is so much fun!


#138

I think so but will see what the future Tanzbar v2 does.


#139

Machinedrum is one of a kind really, i am too looking into the Tanzbär 2 but as a complement. Analog vs. digital, i think / hope they will complement each other nicely.


#140

I like having a place to come and gush about random things I’m doing with MD. I’ve been having fun this week just sequencing some external gear and processing it through Machinedrum. I know I could probably get even more mileage if I did this on Octatrack, but there’s still a lot of power and fun to be had doing this on the Machinedrum.

Plus the thing that kicked off this week - sequencing the 0-Coast with MD - initially was part of a whole set of drum patterns. But I wanted a pass of just the 0-Coast (and processing) to try and mix it a little better in Logic later on. And I’ve fallen in love with the ‘plain 0-coast being processed by Machinedrum’ recording.

So when I decided I needed a layer of dark ambient pad sounds, I basically did the same thing, but with the Waldorf Streichfett. Which was fun since it has a lot of polyphony and I could quickly build a bunch of MIDI machines on Machinedrum all targeting the same channel. Run it through MD’s Reverb and delay and a couple of RAM record/playback machines: dark ambient fun times!


#141

Any vids of this? sounds a lot of fun.