So lately I’ve been wanting to have an additional drum machine to pair with my Machinedrum UW MKII. I love my Machinedrum and I know it has sampling capability, but I would like to have something that can midi sync with it and run at different time signatures in order to more easily do things like poly rhythm, triplets, etc…I do have a Digitone but I do not prefer using it for heavy lifting on drums, more melodic work. I usually just sample certain percussion into the MD with it.
Some of the features I am interested in would be
- polyrhythm capability
- retrig / ratcheting (for fills and glitch)
- small footprint
My studio is missing a sampler and an analog drum machine at the moment, so an Analog Rytm would tick all the boxes. Digitakt would tick most. The price has had me shy away from both, especially for the AR.
I’ve considered the Model : Samples , MFB Tanzmaus, Korg Electribe ESX, Sonic Potions LXR, MPC 1000
Am I missing any standout drum machines that would tick most or all of these boxes? Anybody use the boxes mentioned and enjoy them?
Leaning towards a Tanzmaus to be honest. If anybody is using one, how do you like it sound and workflow?