I like to think I’m pretty experienced with grooveboxes, drum machines, etc. I have a good history with elektron gear. I used two monomachines for years, and now have an analog keys and a Machinedrum. I also have two electribes. My issue is this:
If I try to unmute a drum sound on the machinedrum, it WILL not trigger the sound when pressing exactly on the beat. If I press HALF a beat early to unmute - still no triggering of the sound. I have to press almost exactly an entire step prior to get sound. This totally messes with my live performances (ok, in my basement with a camera performance), but it makes it almost entirely unuseable to me. Is it just me? I’ve never ever seen anyone else complain of this issue, but it’s driving me crazy.
I have done some testing with my monomachine and can confirm that it’s not me - I can trigger sounds EXACTLY on the beat with that. Same thing is true of the EMX and ESX, the AK, the Spectralis 2, the RS7000… I mean, the list goes on. So is it my MD? Or is this universal and no one has mentioned it before??? Below is a link to my video demonstrating my frustration with the MD, and a comparison at the end with the MNM.