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Average rating: 4.4 out of 5
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mrvutjavattai a hobbyist user from finland writes:
What a great drummachine i use it whit korg er-1..and it sounds very good!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Oct-30-2005 at 09:58
sjmojo a professional user writes:
i once had one,v1.0,easy crashed though,but the sound is great,puchy kichs and snare,hihats a little bit weak but the best is uyou can tweak it and record it thru midi.tr never can do.mine sold years b4,due to unreliable crashed,gradually noises,now i think i should change the power supply and should haven't ssold it.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-May-24-2001 at 04:04
djcu a professional user from australia writes:
my crashing and glitch problems were down to the powersupply like others here have indicated , get a quality one and you problems should deminish . other than that its excellent!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-May-24-2001 at 00:08
JE:5™ a professional user from Leicester UK writes:
Excellent bit of kit (I bought mine as soon as came out v.1) it was fine until about a year ago when it started crashing and making the most bizarre noises (I should of sampled them!!) looks like a new power supply is in order. I use the mc-303 rhythm section to sequence it and it works a treat and (luckily) it has only fucked up once whilst doing a live set,but the noises it was making sounded cool so it didn't matter,I just had to pull out the power cable quickly and put it back in. I'm still on the look out for a real 909 though,but i won't get rid of my drumstation!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Feb-08-2001 at 12:32
James Meeker from Toledo, Ohio writes:
I rate the Drumstation HIGHER than I would a real 909/808 because it is more space efficient, more reliable (face it, the 909's and 808's are getting old and some of the IC's are dying in them due to age), automatically MIDI'd, the ability to save 40 custom kits and sounds so close that it is pretty much the same beast. Plus, it's not nearly as expensive.

If you like analog drums this is the second best rack unit you could get--the number one analog beat machine, in my opinon, is the Jomox Airbase--but you'll pay dearly for the Jomox. Myself, I'm going to have both.

I like this unit so much, I'm contemplating selling my 808/909 cards for my R8! I haven't touched them since I got the Drumstation.

If you are into MIDI, the 40 kit presets are a godsend--why tweak when you can simply send a patch change to add the distorted kick drum? Excellent!

My biggest gripe is the crappy power supply they give you (replace it) and the lack of an "on-off" switch. What's with manufacturers nowadays being so darn cheap? How much can a simple switch cost... jesus, I'll pay the extra buck for it, just gimme' the friggin' on-off switch you cheap bastards!

In short, this is a good unit to have around the house. Make sure to fill out your warranty card because Novation isn't necessarily known to be the most reliable of manufacturers. However, when it works (and mine does), it is simply excellent!

JKM

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jan-09-2001 at 02:30
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