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Average rating: 4.3 out of 5
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xirtam a part-time user writes:
Nope, Blue Monday was actually recorded with a DMX, not the DX...

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Feb-20-2007 at 14:40
neven dayvid a professional user from berlin writes:
bought mine used and in a ridiculously abused state - obviously s.o. took it apart and reassembled it with huge chunky wooden end pieces and ventilation grilles added (but terrible workmanship). anyway, it looks cool in a "mad max - beyond thunderdome" way.

it took a couple of hours work - mainly cleaning the pad contacts - to get it working again, which is great testimony to its solid build quality.

bass drum is very short and punchy, claps are cool, so are hi-hats. i don´t like the snare so much. cymbals are where the 8bit sampling doesn´t sound too good. but overall, it has killer sounds, and the detuning works over a wide range. especially on the toms, where you can play the trimpots and make it sound like some strange tabla. playing the trimpots on the cymbals can make them into weird lo-fi swooshes, as it changes the sampling rate. grooves sound very tight & funky, and it´s super easy to program. great build quality.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Dec-30-2005 at 05:10
matrix writes:
Yep, New Order's Blue Monday was a DX.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Sunday-Jul-11-2004 at 00:29
a hobbyist user writes:
Agree, the Oberheims and Linns are still the best sounding, only problem is that the often cheezy Rolands have become synonymous with House and Techno over the last 15 years and thus the better sounding Oberheims and Linns are considered anachronistic. Snare, bass drum and hi-hats are punchy beyond belief, probably best to get some Roland chips to plug into some of the slots to create a more contemporary sound though, unfortunately.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Jul-10-2004 at 03:11
wilzy a professional user from thesinkingdesert writes:
I just recently picked one up from e-bay for $90,with the original owners manual.Hell of a deal for one hell of a clean machine.The snare is good, the bass is great,the cymbals leave much to be desired,but the tunning is killer.forget trying to make it sound like a real drum-set,make friends with a drummer.The beauty of this machine is the simplicity,the big super sensitive pads,I dont know about yours,but a strong breeze could trigger my pads.This machine is best for detuned signal-breaking-up-sounds.Make it your first machine it's so simple to program,it's a good starting point.You definatly don't have to be a techy to work this one...

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Feb-13-2003 at 06:05
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