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Average rating: 4.2 out of 5
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Sharkey a professional user from us writes:
Just picked up one from a pawn shop for $118...looks almost mint except the tempo knob doesn't seem to work. Very warm and punchy. Great old school hiphop patterns which are tight and have a nice swing - you could never make beats on logic or cubase sound like this. It should work nicely into new productions alongside akai, etc. The toms sound exactly like the beginning of Herbie Hancock's "Rockit"...and it looks extremely cool. I put it on a matching wood stand next to the console...

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jun-04-2003 at 07:10
mago a professional user from USA writes:
Yeah, the toms kick on this box, and the handclap is killer, too...

Don't forget, you can always burn new EPROMS and swap 'em for the kick and snare if you don't like 'em.

Remember, at the time (circa 1982), only the LINN and DMX offered change-able PROMS...

Very nice...

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-May-25-2002 at 06:28
william winslow hansen a professional user from canada writes:
while everone is still druken with analog fever there are a few classic digital drum machines from the eighties oft forgot sequentials drumtraks may not have the bottom end that a 808 or 909 may have but assingnable outs gritty samples with some of the collest toms ive yet to here its a winner cheap usually to with a better build quality than most mack trucks its almost a solid to buy it for notalgia factor rock solid timing and for the sake of preserving something we loved excellently suited for industrial or darker styles reminiscent of mid eighties new order carberet voltaire ect

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Saturday-May-25-2002 at 03:33
Jeff Cordero from USA writes:
Wonderful machine that works great along side the Linn Drum, DX and a Prommer. Sort of splits the difference between east of use of the Linn and Sound quality of the DX. With the Prommer and a chip eraser and Zif sockets along with some modern stuff like a Kurzweil K2500, you have a pretty quick way to make custom sounds well suited for a mix in any style of music. It is quite easy to program and the later versions of the OS play well with others as far as MIDI and sync goes. I think it is a great addition to any well rounded drum machine setup, and no it wont pass for analog, but it tends to add it's own little spice to any mix. Oh yea it can do that 80's thing too. Good old school hip hop machine.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Nov-13-2001 at 12:50
sollipsist a part-time user from Vegas writes:
Very nice little (actually big and heavy) drum machine- the individual outs and tuning feature make it worthwhile. Boost the bass and kill the treble on the bass drum out and you have a worthwhile alternative to that damn 909. Detune the crash all the way and you have a grungy industrial wash that lasts for days. The snare is only OK, but the rim is very cracky and cuts through a mix (is this the sound Bauhaus used for Bela Lugosi's Dead?). The last four sounds are super-fantastic, especially tuned all the way down; instant Paisley Park/ industrial stuff. Funny how 8-bit samples (I don't even want to guess the rate) can sound so cool. I've sampled everything it can do and sold the unit off (I buy and sell on impulse), but I'm sure I'll regret it. The only thing that irritated me about the machine was the swing function- it increased in big increments and didn't sound like any swing I've ever heard on any other machine; almost impossible to groove to. Still, I'd highly recommend it over other over-priced vintage beatboxes or cheap and cheesy newer drum machines. BTW: if you're interested in a set of samples or SoundFonts from this critter, let me know. If I get enough interest I'll make it available.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Oct-24-2001 at 01:05
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