Let's Talk Drum Modules and Machines

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Re: Let's Talk Drum Modules and Machines

Postby selfinflikted » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:14 pm

ClavAnother wrote:What is your daw?


The computer specs, or the software I use?

Well, I'll just tell you both:

Cubase V 5.something (can't upgrade yet, because you'll see)

Comp Specs:

Windows XP (reason I can't get a new version of Cubase)
4GB RAM
Dual Core 2.something GHz
EMU 0404 internal Audio Interface (this is a major hindrance, I believe)
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Re: Let's Talk Drum Modules and Machines

Postby Plink Floyd » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:16 pm

Sometimes the little electret mics in phones can has surprisingly good specs. There are plans floating around for making DIY measurment mics with them.

You could also consider not carrying one of these around.
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Re: Let's Talk Drum Modules and Machines

Postby selfinflikted » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:18 pm

Plink Floyd wrote:Sometimes the little electret mics in phones can has surprisingly good specs. There are plans floating around for making DIY measurment mics with them.

You could also consider not carrying one of these around.


Looks nice for sure, but I seriously wouldn't think to take it with me everywhere. If I were purposefully going sample hunting, then yea.
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Re: Let's Talk Drum Modules and Machines

Postby christianrock » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:50 pm

I quite like the Novation Circuit, I'd love to get one. It samples now, too, and sounds very nice.
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Re: Let's Talk Drum Modules and Machines

Postby gregwar » Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:24 pm

^ also the various notation ipad apps are pretty great

some suggestions: elektron digitakt, roland jd-xi

in the computer i use battery a lot for making my own kits.

izotope break tweaker is nice too
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Re: Let's Talk Drum Modules and Machines

Postby selfinflikted » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:39 pm

Thanks for the suggestions. I have a lot of research to do, apparently :D
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Re: Let's Talk Drum Modules and Machines

Postby ClavAnother » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:39 am

Oh, and I think you should get a DMX
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Re: Let's Talk Drum Modules and Machines

Postby selfinflikted » Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:57 am

So, I've done lots of looking and listening and now I'm looking very heavily at an Elektron Digitakt. Thoughts? Experiences? Gripes? Testimonies? Grey Poupon?
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Re: Let's Talk Drum Modules and Machines

Postby MetroSonus » Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:54 pm

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Re: Let's Talk Drum Modules and Machines

Postby ElectricPuppy » Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:48 pm

MetroSonus wrote:Image

This usually solves the problem. :lol:
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Re: Let's Talk Drum Modules and Machines

Postby selfinflikted » Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:03 pm

:lol:

It's between the Electribe Sampler and Digitakt at this point. People who own the Digitakt don't seem as happy with it as Electribe owners do.
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Re: Let's Talk Drum Modules and Machines

Postby MetroSonus » Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:15 pm

AFAIK, the lean towards elektron has been one more of hype and status symbol and I think people are loath to admit they're too much a pain to actually be useful.

Get the older ESX if you do. They are a breeze to use, that's why I returned my electribe 2. I wouldn't mind having another, for a sound module, when the prices drop a bit. However, I could get a full return on mine and so I did as the sequencer was not nearly as fun as the old one. Korg just went stupid and figured it'd be some tappa tappa tappa export to ableton.. I never had more fun than on my EM1. I owned 3 of them..
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Re: Let's Talk Drum Modules and Machines

Postby soundwave106 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:18 pm

Some people really grok the Elektron workflow. Some don't. Count me among the later, however, this is an old opinion based on having a Monomachine for a small period of time. The Digitakt manual seems similar enough to that workflow that I'm not interested.

Also, the reports I'm reading are that the Digitakt is (as usual for Elektron gear for the first couple years after release) very buggy at the moment.
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Re: Let's Talk Drum Modules and Machines

Postby MetroSonus » Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:31 pm

yeah, the users are a small following of very enthuastic individuals lol. Like trakker folk. it's that a word now "trakker folk"? :lol:
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Re: Let's Talk Drum Modules and Machines

Postby selfinflikted » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:06 pm

Well, I ordered the ES2. I won't be sequencing with it, Metro, so the PITA that the sequencer may be won't affect me. I'm just using it as a sound module/sampler.

It's red though. Ugh.
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Re: Let's Talk Drum Modules and Machines

Postby MetroSonus » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:09 pm

There you go.. Lol. A simple drum sample bar wouldn't do you? I guess if you're invested in outboard. Makes sense.
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Re: Let's Talk Drum Modules and Machines

Postby selfinflikted » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:05 pm

I just really like the hands-on feeling rather than the clicky feeling. I'm probably just weird.
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Re: Let's Talk Drum Modules and Machines

Postby ElectricPuppy » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:54 pm

selfinflikted wrote:Well, I ordered the ES2.


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Re: Let's Talk Drum Modules and Machines

Postby christianrock » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:38 pm

:D

But yeah the interface to me is what makes it worth it. Carry on drumming and synthing, gentlemen.
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Re: Let's Talk Drum Modules and Machines

Postby selfinflikted » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:51 pm

I will be sequencing with Cubase 99% of the time. Maybe I'll just jam DAWless some, but probably not.
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