Machine Drum or Tempest...or ???

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Re: Machine Drum or Tempest...or ???

Post by Tarekith » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:21 pm

You can shift notes by small amounts in the OT too, sounds similar to the new tempest feature. Handy, but I haven't used it myself yet.

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Re: Machine Drum or Tempest...or ???

Post by starving student » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:47 pm

are guys saying that on the tempest your realtime recording has to be quantized, there is no option to realtime record without quantize?

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Re: Machine Drum or Tempest...or ???

Post by Tarekith » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:50 pm

Sounds like it.

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Re: Machine Drum or Tempest...or ???

Post by starving student » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:57 pm

that sucks, I hope there is an update coming for that/

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Re: Machine Drum or Tempest...or ???

Post by Tarekith » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:26 pm

DSI posts what features are coming on their website, check there :)

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Re: Machine Drum or Tempest...or ???

Post by starving student » Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:57 pm

so what's the case with the elektrons, is it the same?

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Re: Machine Drum or Tempest...or ???

Post by Tarekith » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:55 am

Depends on which once. The MD and MnM basically stick everything to a grid, but I believe the OT can record notes to values other than a strict grid.

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Re: Machine Drum or Tempest...or ???

Post by starving student » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:58 am

hey there's this video I've been meaning to show you about the esx freaked me out when I saw it.
I gotta find it.



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Re: Machine Drum or Tempest...or ???

Post by pencilrocket » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:23 am

I couldn't find any impressive demo at least from posted here as much as his playing this old drum machine. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oThXwURLLhs
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Re: Machine Drum or Tempest...or ???

Post by djadonis206 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:57 am

I just pulled the trigger on a MD UW. Should be here by Friday. I never considered a Tempest. All the DSI stuff I've owned felt cheaply put together and I didn't like how they sounded.

Yeah, its expensive. But I'm a hobbyist with a good job so Id rather buy something of good quality that's different from what most folks have (Maschines, drum racks, etc)

Plus, in 20 years some of this stuff will be vintage and I can pass it down to my kids ;)
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Re: Machine Drum or Tempest...or ???

Post by djadonis206 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:02 am

There's also that endless trap of buying new VST synths and drum machines that never ends. Over the years at $200 bucks a pop, when you add it all up, you could've just bought one MD or Virus. Like, I never have to buy another $200 VST again 8O
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Re: Machine Drum or Tempest...or ???

Post by Tarekith » Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:30 am

Better yet, you'll never want to ;)

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Re: Machine Drum or Tempest...or ???

Post by djadonis206 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:51 am

T- we should link up sometime in the future. I'd love to see how you work the MD plus I'm looking to pick your brain on some mixing tips. No rush, no pressure. Holla when u can.

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Re: Machine Drum or Tempest...or ???

Post by Tarekith » Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:35 pm

Sure thing man, hit me up via email when you're ready. Petty swamped lately but I'd love to meet some other local musicians.

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Re: Machine Drum or Tempest...or ???

Post by JuanSOLO » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:21 pm

So in planning hardware purchases I am gonna go for the Tempest first.

So this leads me to another question, because I still want one of theses elektron box of goodies.
Basically I am trying to create a hardware rig for myself, completely giving up the laptop for performing music.
I mainly do an eclectic blend of breakbeat dubbed out electrokraut darkwave kinda thing.
I like sequencing beats on the fly, recording the modulation of parameters on the fly, playing keys, and making noises, tweaking fx, building complex loops and structures from scratch, that can be recalled, reworked etc.

Machinedrum looks hella fun to play with sequencing beats. I am assuming the Octotrack and the Monomachine are similar in the realms of sequencing.

So what are some of the differences in the 3 Elektron devices?
As much as I have watched on videos, the main fundamental differences I know of or dont know of are
Octotrack is more like a sampling machine, live input recording and manipulation plus sequencing.
Monomachine is like a Machinedrum with VA synthesis?
Machinedrum is a mix between sample based and VA synthesis?

I am kinda eyeballing a Monomachine with the keyboard. In some user videos it seems polyphonic?
However the Octotrack is starting to look like an awesome replacement for a few of the sample mash up plugs I like.

I'd love to hear you guys thoughts on all things Elektron, or good references besides the obvious elektron website.

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