Why are used old Elektron MD still expensive?


#43

They will NEVER come down to that price. This is an instrument, not a frikkin mobile phone. It does the same job in 20 years, if you are gentle to it. Prices are more to rise, bc some will get faulty and die.


#44

:joy::joy::joy: original 909 sold for about £350, now you’ll pay £3000+ for good condition one.
Original MD UW mk2 cost €1590
… Do the math :wink:


#45

The prices could go up in the future… Or down… Or up then down then up again, etc…
Only time will tell…


#46

If i could only keep one piece of gear (except a computer) for the next 10 years, it would be the MDUW+ :heart_eyes:


#47

Because although based on digital technology, the MD is a musical instrument and as such does not depreciate. Except if there‘s a new model with essential features.

Thus, if you‘re looking for a lower priced :elmd: then search for MK1, without UW. Those fetch about half the price of an MD MK2 UW+.


#48

Wow if prices are expected to go up in value then I may look into making an offer to buy my friend’s MD that he has been gracious enough to loan me!


#49

In Germany MDs are getting more rare and more expensive recently. I think a lot of these machine habe been abused quite a bit (livegig, smoking, trippin environment) . If you are able to get one for a good price nowadays (good depends on what you are willing to pay) I suggest you should get one.
I think for a good uw + model I would have paid about 800-850 euro. Lucky me got one for below 650 on eBay :))


#50

What I’ve found interesting is that the md and the mnm used market seems to ignore entirely the reduced price both synths had before being discontinued. A non uw mkii was 599 retail when the silver boxes were cleared out


#51

But if I remember correctly it was only a very short time as a clear out. When rytm came out everyone expected a price drop of the MD but until the very last batch the MD was almost as expensive as the rytm


#52

I still kick myself for not picking up an MD alongside the MM I grabbed during the clearout. :meh:


#54

Absolutely! Me too. Times move on, and the MD covers enough ground to replace the classics easily. For me.


#55

I love love the sounds of the MD! It blows away my Volca beats. The large size is really the only downside.


#57

The Machinedrum has the potential to be a much more expensive instrument in the future.

  • It is the only Elektron machine with a unique sound that you can identify at once when you listen to a track. As much as I like the Analog Rytm, it lacks this “identity” that defines it as an instrument

  • The bass is iiiiincredible. I never came close to anything like that with other drummachines. A subtile kickdrum that also works on the edge of a very low dub bassline - just fantastic and still crystal clear with tons of low end at the same time


#58

Couple of days ago I cranked up a track I’d done just on the MD and when the bass kicked in my windows rattled and my Model 15 shat its pants…


#59

The whole timing of the sequencer is unique, too imo. Maybe it’s because of the sound but nothing bangs so much in your face timing wise. Even a stupid 4/4, no polyrhythms and such new shit :star_struck:

(I like polyrhythm etc but you know what I mean)


#60

Apparently the jitter on the MD clock is not great…

This is a great website for anyone interested:

http://www.innerclocksystems.com/new%20ics%20litmus.html


#61

Interesting read. Love the web design as well :slight_smile:


#62

6,37ms - good lord!!!

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#63

Maybe my brain jitters in MD uw offset. :slight_smile:


#64

I would love someone to run a back to back test with the MD, Rytm, and MFB Tanzbar drum machines in head to head competition. I saw one for the Rytm MKII, Tanzbar and other machines and the Tanzbar to me sounded the best as well as the JoMax Alphabase system.