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Average rating: 4.9 out of 5
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Sean Bailey a part-timer user writes:
Bought one from Paul(scroll down) and I love it! It has the capacity to make some seriously NASTY BEATS! I don't have a manual for it yet, but it's really easy to pick it up and program some patterns and tune the drums. Easy-as-fuck to use grid-type interface tells you important functions right on the front panel of the machine.My only problem is that I don't have the manual for it so I haven't figured out how to sequence any songs with it

Here's my review of the sounds: 1.)Bass Drum- sounds great especially when tuned anywhere from 3 to 9. When tuned down to 0 it makes this disgusting rattle that is AWESOME. This machine has a very good low end for it's price!

2.)Snare- sounds the best tuned to about 20-23. Play around with the volume settings and mix volumes in your patterns for some nice dirty breaks.

3.)Tom1- At 0 it sounds like an oil drum being hit.

4.)Tom2- Same as tom1 only a different tone. Love the Toms!!

5.)Closed HH- Sounds more like a staccatto "tink" than any cymbal sound I've ever heard. Goes very well with the other instruments though.

6.)Open HH- kinda like a splash cymbal if you tune it higher. Sounds great in the mid range.

7.)Crash- LOUD!!!! Turn the volume down on every time you mix this sound in or it'll drown out the other sounds way too much. Tuned to 0 it sounds like some kind of underwater gong. Perfect for dub-noise sounding stuff.

8.)Claps- What can I say? 80's as hell, and I hear Prince used them so I say buy the machine for this alone!!! Well, maybe not, but it's neat. Tuned up you can use it for a makeshift rimshot if you layer it with a snare(!) or just use it for some wierd ambient clicky sounds.

So that's about it. If I could give this bad bastard any better rating I would. Here's a summary of the tunings: Highest=ambient noise Lowest= MAD KUNG FU BEATS! BUY ONE AS SOON AS YOU CAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By the way, does anyone have a copy of the manual that I don't have to pay $20 for? I'd love to program it further. email me.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Aug-09-1999 at 21:39
Paul Riva a part-timer user from Houston, TX writes:
Real dirty sounding, but unique at the same time. Very under rated. The TOM1 and TOM2 sounds detuned, are incredible.I would highly recommend this machine for those who are tired of following the 909 and 808 craze and are ready for something new.!!!:)

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jun-09-1999 at 20:42
Magnus Hagglund a part-timer user from SWEDEN writes:
I first met Sequential TOM a few years back, and he instantly replaced the drummer´s position in our band, because he was so much cooler, sounded so much better and had exactly the right amount of limitations to his skills. And he never flunked a show because of too much drinking. And he never burst out in endless drum solos and he would go on forever with the same beat.

After meeting a lot of other beat machines along the way, I still use the sound of TOM often, because he simply kicks arse. The snare sounds like nothing else on this planet - it´s electric!

Sadly, I have no manual so some things remain a total mystery, like the MIDI set-up. Also, my unit is unable to play songs - they get jumbled for no apparent reason. Still, the sounds are magnificent, especially when you´re r e a l l y tired of dem 909-house sounds. Bye.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Mar-10-1999 at 10:15
daydream a hobbyist user from your house writes:
Quick correction to my review, the bass drum tuned down to like "10" is really cool, not all the way to "1". I still stand by my rating!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Mar-04-1999 at 18:56
daydream a hobbyist user from USA writes:
I've only had this drum machine for a month and I'm in love. Mark my words, this IS the drum machine of the future. If you can find one, buy it immediately. The TOM 1 tuned down along with the the snare de-tuned to about 12 makes for an incredible setup. I like the bass drum if it's tuned down all the way. The ability to pan is cool and mix the tunings within a pattern is a killer option. Plus, mixing in a few reversed symbols and snares into a pattern makes for some awsome tripped out beats. 5+ out of 5!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Feb-09-1999 at 16:55
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