It’s odd. I have such mixed emotions about this one. I like the analog envelopes and filters for the samples, and I like that there is a basic FM synth. But it has a very clean sound to me that would have really benefited from overdrive in the signal path. It would have been nice to be able to use the FM synth routed through an analog filter. The M-brane seems like it’s capable of some neat analog percussion, but it doesn’t seem like it can do a nice snappy/punchy snare.
Also, I’m not sure how I feel about that Jomox kick. After some critical listening with headphones, I found the kicks are just not really to my liking. They sound bouncy like a bouncy ball, and the pitch modulations are just not my cup of tea. I’m not hearing any of the dense type of kicks I like; everything has some sort of strange/goofy pitch thing going on. I’m guessing I’d be able to make kicks more to my liking if I had it in my hands. I suppose I should be glad the GAS wore off for me considering how pricey this one is.