TM-1 alternative for loading samples to machinedrum UW

Needing the TM1 to load autechre sysex doesnt make sense, MIDI cable will also load them just taking more time.

Sugamo was joking.

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I am thinking in buying a Machinedrum UW
that doesnt include the USB to midi Turbo device propietary from elektron, the TM1, and i am wondering how important that is…afaik It just improoves speed but would i also be able to load samples and save and loading sysex and also importing samples?

That’s correct. You can use any MIDI interface to move data to and from your computer but the TM-1 includes Elektron’s Turbo protocol which can make the transfers faster.

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I use to use my Motu Microlite to transfer samples to the Machinedrum, but sold it awhile back.

Anybody know if this would work.
C6 transfer > USB midi > Digitone > din midi > Machinedrum , for transferring?

Basically using the Digitone as a middle man. I doubt it would work, just curious if anybody has tried passing data through a device for transfer to another

Has there ever been a way of using the turbo capabilities of the other machines like analogs or digis as a usb turbo midi interface? Just got a UW in a trade and don’t look forward to long transfer times compared to my old rytm :joy:

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Transfert with turbo is maybe possible between AR and MD, sending sysex.

Is your MD a +Drive?


Tis means it is? UW MKII + Drive?
In that case, I guess you want to tranfer more than 2.5 MB…?

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As far as I know, none of the Elektron instruments pass USB-MIDI input to DIN-MIDI output.


Ballz thanks

I’m curious if AR can send samples to MD with Turbo midi! (Without USB)

I don’t believe it has any file send ability in its sysex dump menu

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You’re apparently right. MD can turbo send it’s recordings to AR maybe…

Definitely. A few people here were using MD as a sampling front end for AR MkI.


have you ever tried it? does it work? i‘m in a pretty similar situation right now, haha :sweat_smile:

I never tried it as I purchased a new interface that has midi to usb capabilities (motu ultralite mk3)

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I have a non +drive machinedrum and the time to load snapshots takes forever. Can’t find any TM-1 or any alternative online.

Any suggestions ?

as far as i know snapshots are only available to md’s that have the +drive, like when you go to global settings then down to file, do you see a section that says +drive ? also do you have UW?