Originally Posted by Barfunkel
Only familiar with the Tempest from youtube demos, which didn't sound that great to be honest. Or at least, it doesn't sound useful to me and my music.
I've had a Jomox 999 and Vermona DRM1 mk III, neither of which are that great. Of those two I preferred the Vermona, but I found it's sweet spot to be way too narrow, you can easily replace it with samples.
Miami is great, but it's not a new machine to be precise, just a clone. A good clone though. I wouldn't mind owning one, but still I'd prefer an analog drum machine which does NOT sound like an 808 or a 909. New sounds for a new generation and all that.
Fair enough I would agree most the youtube demos I have seen do the tempest no justice.
The Tempest takes a little while to master but when you do master it you will eventually know how good it can truly sound.
I love the snares, percussion and hats I can come up with on this machine.
I dont own the Vermona but i have heard it and think it sounds really good to my ears, the only problem with this machine is I want to buy one.
Jomox also sounded very nice to me.
Aside from the Miami sounding like an 808 it is a fine machine, not cheap but hell for a long time now I have wanted the real 808 and cant seem to find a decent one at a decent price so I think I am just going to drop a Miami instead and forget ever owning the real 808.
Can you believe the last 808 on the bay was trying to sell for close to $4k.
I will pay $2k maybe $2500 but $4k that is just crazy.