I finally got this glorious drum machine! I bought it last week from a first owner and it is in top notch condition! Pretty much as new. Imagine my joy when I found that the screen protection film was still on
Then the exploring began and after a while I actually got really disappointed. I found the machines boring and couldn’t make any great sounding kicks. I thought that what I had heard other people do with it had to be because they were using samples because how could you do anything interesting with these boring machines haha!
Ok, I continued my exploring and improved the beats and the sounds. Then I installed OS X.06 and I really like the new machines they have added. Big saw and pulse width chords are possible and also you can still make percussion sounds with these. I twisted things further with Control All and holy flying… it started to reveal a plethora of sweet sounding IDM clicks and bleeps along with big kicks
So I’m very happy with it as I can hear it’s a great sound design tool and every beat can be changed radically in performance. I really should have bought a Machinedrum many years ago for sure but well, better late than never and it will still serve me very well now.
Here’s a track with some of the beats I have made and doing a bit of Control All.
Digitone plays the pad and sub bass. A bit of limiting has been applied.