If you use a Drum Machine, which one is it?!

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Re: If you use a Drum Machine, which one is it?!

Post by Cowlash » Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:03 pm

djadonis206 wrote:Fxspansion's Geist! Get that, you wont regret it.

http://www.fxpansion.com/index.php?page=120

And holy Sh*t! It's on sale!

Thanks for the heads-up! Just got it for £66 =D

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Re: If you use a Drum Machine, which one is it?!

Post by Buleriachk » Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:55 pm

I had rejected Guru because it didn't support Time Signatures other than duple meter. I forgot about that and sprung for Geist..

Got me this time! (I need 3/4)

THERE IS NO SUPPORT FOR TIME SIGNATURES IN GEIST! (Make sure you know what time signatures are; do not confuse that with number of steps). So the tempo to a 3/4 audio loop cannot be synced to a midi sequence of 12 steps. (Live 9 has it right in its audio to midi conversion)

T/s at Geist says they'll get to it "some day"... (BFD that is, Big Fricken Deal....)
Cowlash wrote:
djadonis206 wrote:Fxspansion's Geist! Get that, you wont regret it.
http://www.fxpansion.com/index.php?page=120
And holy Sh*t! It's on sale!

Thanks for the heads-up! Just got it for £66 =D

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Re: If you use a Drum Machine, which one is it?!

Post by djadonis206 » Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:53 pm

botstein wrote:Does anyone want to weigh in on what Geist can do that I can't already with Maschine, Live, Kontakt, etc?

Thanks!
For starters you can layer drums in Geist and control each layers volume, filter, envelopes, etc - you can't do this in Maschine. You can do this in Live

I also prefer Geist's browser to Maschines - maschine uses some dated tree method of browsing folders. Geist is how Live does it, no trees and folder lists

Plus, the favorite's thing in geist is cool

Geist has a REMIX feature which is hard to explain but cool

I also like Geist's scene mode which gives you options for how scene's are triggered.

All around an easy program to use that sounds amazing
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Re: If you use a Drum Machine, which one is it?!

Post by JuanSOLO » Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:20 pm

TEMPEST

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Re: If you use a Drum Machine, which one is it?!

Post by Buleriachk » Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:58 pm

Looks like you can't import .wav samples (Let me know if I'm wrong)

Also... VERY expensive...
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Re: If you use a Drum Machine, which one is it?!

Post by JuanSOLO » Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:08 pm

no sample import.
yes expensive.
super fun and sounds great!

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Re: If you use a Drum Machine, which one is it?!

Post by stoersignal » Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:52 pm

+1 for tempest

one day....... i will buy a tempest!
its the most amazing hardware drummachine i have seen in my whole life. i sold all my hardwaresynths and sequencers 5 years ago and changed to a software-only-setup with a bunch of dedicated midi controllers. tempest is the first time i could not stop thinking of buying hardware a . only the price prevented me to buy one `til now. but i`m planning to become a millionaire in 2013 and then its the first thing i am going to buy

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Re: If you use a Drum Machine, which one is it?!

Post by ljd2002 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:42 am

mpc 3000 with Vailixi.

(and an ASR-10 rack for when I want to get really old skool)

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Re: If you use a Drum Machine, which one is it?!

Post by Quiggers » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:13 pm

I've a korg electribe R mkII

fun box, 4 synth based drum parts, 4 pcm sample based parts, 2 audio in rhythm parts for vocal chopping or lazy bass timing fix.

I got it cheap on ebay.

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Re: If you use a Drum Machine, which one is it?!

Post by Tarekith » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:05 pm

Machinedrum, works great with Live :)
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Re: If you use a Drum Machine, which one is it?!

Post by fabrice segura » Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:04 am

i have a machinedrum elektron..
i m looking for a tr808

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Re: If you use a Drum Machine, which one is it?!

Post by JuanSOLO » Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:09 am

acid lab Miami 808, it's cheaper, sounds incredibly good.

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Re: If you use a Drum Machine, which one is it?!

Post by joeyfivecents » Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:04 am

iMPC on the iPad- pad response is good and works just like the hardware
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Re: If you use a Drum Machine, which one is it?!

Post by djadonis206 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:19 am

Plus 3 on the Machinedrum or Octatrack. I think I gave a cheaper alternative as well, Geist
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Re: If you use a Drum Machine, which one is it?!

Post by delicioso » Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:48 pm

tigali wrote:Basically, the MPC just feels more mobile (I have the 1k) and I like to get away from the computer screen for a while so I still love it as a way to play.
Maschine and a laptop is still more mobile than a MPC1000 since you can run Maschine off the laptop battery and it would still be lighter to carry than the MPC. Also, Maschine lets you do pretty much everything from just its hardware. The computer screen doesn't even have to be on or in sight if you have a long enough usb cable.

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