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Old 24th February 2018
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Looking for the King of all hardware Drum Machines

I just got my Elektron Analog Rytm MkII last week, and it’s already having issues (won’t boot up sometimes), so it’s likely being returned for a refund. I bought it because it looked like a great mixture of sampled and analog drum sounds, plus the Elektron sequencer is great.

If you were going to buy a hardware unit, that had an assortment of great kits in it, what would you get?
Old 24th February 2018
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U can’t be serious. This can’t be the king of all hardware drum machines
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Old 24th February 2018
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Old 24th February 2018
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U can’t be serious. This can’t be the king of all hardware drum machines
YOU can't be serious. You'd pit a "dancing bear" against a RHYTHM WOLF?
Old 24th February 2018
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DRM1 is my personal favorite. No sequencer and the sound shapping controls don't respond to midi, but the individual outs present other opportunities. Plus it costs way less than the rytm, so maybe you can nab a sequencer or fx processor along with it
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Definitely the TR-908
Old 24th February 2018
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For some reason that fact that it’s a Rhythm Wolf box, not the actual machine, cracks me up.
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YOU can't be serious. You'd pit a "dancing bear" against a RHYTHM WOLF?
People would pay good money to see something like that
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Old 24th February 2018
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I'm on my 2nd RYTM MKII. Mine wouldn't boot up sometimes either. I figured out though, it I hold a pad and turn it on, it boots every time.
Old 24th February 2018
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I’m get a RYTM.

Actually, I’ve decided to stay ITB and use a Tempest for its sounds. I’m just super used to Maschine and I like having a gigantic LCD monitor. Will one of you cats make me a RYTM soundset? Thanks!
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Old 24th February 2018
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I have a Rytm mk.1 and love it.
I would like to play with a Tempest, but I think development has stopped so that would put me off splashing the cash.
Tanzbar looks interesting.
Dare I suggest a TR-8 for any 808/909 needs?
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Dare I suggest a TR-8 for any 808/909 needs?
Love the one you're with
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Tr-808 / tr-08
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Dire Rhythm Wolf?
Old 24th February 2018
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My go-to for percussion is typically a handful of Reaktor ensembles but the MP-7 loaded with various ROMs really kicks much ass as a drum machine.

One thing I’ve been wanting to experiment more with is using the Virus TI for making my own drum sounds. That’s pretty groovy with the 16 part multitimbrality and effects per each part.

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its a beast and because there's no sequencer or pads etc its not expensive either...sounds fkn deep and a tonne to tweak
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Modern best: NI Maschine
Vintage best: Oberheim DX
its not Maschine anymore

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Old 25th February 2018
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The TR-8 is a fantastic low cost modern drum machine.

The original TRs are wonderful, of course.

Analog RYTM is fantastic but not as immediate.

Depends what genre you're into and what you have surrounding it.
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DRM MIII


its a beast and because there's no sequencer or pads etc its not expensive either...sounds fkn deep and a tonne to tweak
If I ever get another drum machine I would get this one. I don't have a lick of room for anything else. If a miracle happens before the DRM MIII gets discontinued and I get a little more space, this would be the one. The Arturia Beatstep Pro looks like a great controller for it, but it would be hard for me to give Arturia any of my money again.
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its not Maschine anymore

traitors always finish with a short and gruesome ending

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OP - i would get the refund and wait - then revisit, the RYTM has some updates coming and once the OS is stable from these little bugs that machine is UNDOUBTEDLY the king, undisputed, unless you go 808 but then you know the limitations.

Maschine is sick as F but compared to RYTM it's still a computer thus less free
Old 25th February 2018
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Old 25th February 2018
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I would definitely go for the Analog Rytm mkII. So much potential and way more tweakable than the other offerings, as far as I can tell.
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I would get an analog drum box, e.g. one of the tanzbears/mice, and MIDI it to a sampling drum machine with tight sequencer, new or old, like an mpc.

I suggest this partly 'cause it's what works for me (great groove/sound flexibility/low end), and partly 'cause you seem to be turning away from the most popular all-in-one solution (Elektron).
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