JoMoX Alpha Base Analog Drum Synthesizer


#227

hmm I think the jury is still out until units arrive in stores and more reviews come out. So I am on the fence on whether to get the Jomox or not. So far my bet is on the Elektron gear as I love the MD I am playing with right now and strongly leaning toward either the Elektron DT or new AR MK2 for a drum machine.


#228

i love the sound of Jomox … bought the mBase 11 the other day, simply gorgeous. Going to connect a Doepfer bank of 16 faders to remote control the 16 parameters. The sound is amazing although i don’t much enjoy scrolling about the place to access the various levels…

hopefully the Doepfer will redesign the experience of bassdrum designing lol.


#229

Really wish I would have done that. I tried to do it late, but missed the cut off. I think he only needed or wanted a certain amount of pre orders with the discount price.


#230

Anyone have one of these yet? Would love to play one, but not sure who has them.


#231

Someone on SoundCloud recorded a bunch of the preset patterns.

https://soundcloud.com/soundray-2/alpha-base

https://soundcloud.com/soundray-2/alphabase-3

https://soundcloud.com/soundray-2/alpha-base4

https://soundcloud.com/soundray-2/alpha-base-5


#232

This guy posted another YouTube video too.


#233

lol my favorite part about this YouTube video is this comment
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#234

I just cancelled my preorder. This looks like a truly nice machine no doubt, but I’m really digging the drums I’m getting out of the Digitakt with good samples and plenty of overdrive.


#235

I couldn’t resist …


#236

Sweet. The demos I‘ve heard sounded great. What‘s your impression of build quality/software stability? To be honest I‘ve heard some less than great things about Jomox in that regard, but don‘t have hands on experience.


#237

Yes, please share any/all experiences asap. Is the saving of mixer settings really wonky, and not working correctly?


#238

lol it was your negative post about the Alpha Base on the Gearslutz forum that pushed me to cancel my preorder.


#239

I literally got it a cpl hours ago so haven’t had the time to get that deep yet. My buddy also owns one from the pre-order days and he keeps cursing that the UI is crap. I think it’s quite rudimentary - I remember cursing a lot more when I got the OT the first time around…

The sequencer is quite basic/crap but I like the fact that it is multi timbral because I sequence it through the Cirklon… You can do exactly the same via the OT or DT if you prefer, i.e. Midi Channel 1 = Track 1 (Kick) and so on. Pretty plug and play in that regard.

It is HEAVY sounding… i’ve just been messing with the built in reverb/delay and I quite like the sound… passing the samples through the analog VCA gives it some dirt and unpredictability.

Build quality is surprisingly really good; it’s built like a tank - the encoders on the left side of the unit are ok, perhaps a little light feelign, but the main volume, gain and data buttons are real nice and sturdy and you have to apply a decent amount of force/torque to move them - really nice feel (much nicer than Elektron which feel super light IMO).

Will report back ASAP when i have a little longer to play with it.


#240

ugh. Now I want to cancel my cancellation…


#241

Oh man am sorry about that :frowning: to be fair I’m trying it out - I got rid of my Two Voice Pro which was a major ball ache and put the money towards a Tempest and the Jomox as the cash was lying around.

Annoyingly my Tempest was defective so it’s gone back to the shop for a replacement - now THAT is a real fun instrument to play in my opinion… I really enjoyed interacting with it more than ANY of the drum machines I currently or have ever owned.


#242

If anyone’s based in the UK, Juno.co.uk had 5 in stock (out of nowhere!) earlier this morning… I was browsing at work and when I saw them in stock I said fk it and bought one.

DV247 (owned by Musicstore.de) has them incoming I think on the 15th.


#243

I liked the Tempest a lot too. Now, that’s a good work flow. I’m secretly hoping you come back to say the Alpha Base is the best thing there ever was, and to get one.


#244

hahah yes… I think I’m addicted to drum machines and will stop here. Only 1 thing is certain - I am keeping both the MD and Tempest. I have to say, the Jomox though looks and feels the part - and its massive…


#245

Also, curious about the FM synth on the Alpha Base. Is it capable of nice BASS sounds, or only weird metallic percussion stuff?


#246

Are the 16 encoders on the left bolted to the faceplate?