new Malekko Grooveboxes!

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new Malekko Grooveboxes!

Post by xclark » Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:14 pm

Malekko Heavy Industries just announced 3 grooveboxes, including a collaboration with Industrial Music Electronics. (prototypes shown below)

Manther monosynth
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BFF wavetable synth
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Mr.D drum machine
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Can't wait to hear more! :nana:
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Post by GrantB » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:47 pm

sequencers look super easy

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Post by CF3 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:56 pm

BFF :hug:

I'm a sucker for anything that has wavetables and an analog filter.

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Post by 565 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:17 pm

I keep thinking the drum machine is called Dr. M.

Can't wait to hear some demos. Intrigued!

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Post by Zerius » Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:52 am

These boxes look great !
Just need to wait more demos now

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Post by acidbob » Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:43 am

Manther for me please... Can't wait :hyper: Hope there is a little chance it will be available with Roland kinda filter and the Oberheim... But of course needs to be the Malekko take on it

That and the Acidlab Detroit will be my purchases for 2017

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Post by hyena » Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:49 pm

i'm drooling after mr.d and bff :hail: :hail: :hail:

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Post by bkbirge » Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:54 pm

Would be awesome if they were compatible with rolands k25 keybd.

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Post by anselmi » Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:39 pm

bkbirge wrote:Would be awesome if they were compatible with rolands k25 keybd.
they seems to be too big to fit into the K25 bay

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Post by numan7 » Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:18 pm

so (from the 1 - 4 LEDs) it looks like the wavetable one ('BFF' - i suppose i'm in the camp that hopes Malekko decides not to use the prototype names, and goes with something less cute/controversial like 'M101, M102, M111, etc...' for the production versions) is a 4-voice poly, and (from the 4 sets of CV and Gate outputs) also functions as a basic 4 channel midi-cv converter. cool!

i wonder what color its sequencer buttons are (when lit)?


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Post by fano » Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:43 am

why trigger inputs though? aren't outputs more preferable?

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Post by hyena » Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:06 am

fano wrote:why trigger inputs though? aren't outputs more preferable?
because a lot of people (me included) would like to add additional weird triggering from the modular and\or piezo mics or whatever. plus with a minimum of fuss you can use the regular audio outs to trigger stuff on your modular...in the best of worlds you'd have trig in, trig out and individual outs tho :D

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Post by Chopper » Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:14 am

did he say $599 for the Manther??? if so, i am all over it, considering my love for its ''inspiration'' :)

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Post by noisejockey » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:39 am

hyena wrote:
fano wrote:why trigger inputs though? aren't outputs more preferable?
because a lot of people (me included) would like to add additional weird triggering from the modular and\or piezo mics or whatever. plus with a minimum of fuss you can use the regular audio outs to trigger stuff on your modular...in the best of worlds you'd have trig in, trig out and individual outs tho :D
Oh man, yep, THIS. This is why I have both outboard drum machines and drums in the rack: x0x style beat programming and classic sounds on the one hand, and complex triggering and exacting sound design on the other. Any opportunity to cross these streams is worth checking out!

Plus, who wouldn't get excited for a drum machine by a man who wears a Skinny Puppy hoodie?

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Post by calaveras » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:38 am

I cant wait to hear the Big Fat Fuck, I mean the Best Fucking Friends.
Whatever it's called, love wavetables and analog filters.

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Post by gentle_attack » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:55 pm

Is the Manther analog? I'll admit I'm on a phone and didn't watch the vids.

Its not directly a MC-202 destroyer without the ridiculously hard to manage (but unparalleled) sequencer, but for normal people that's probably a good thing.

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Post by Abraxis » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:01 pm

gentle_attack wrote:Is the Manther analog? I'll admit I'm on a phone and didn't watch the vids.

Its not directly a MC-202 destroyer without the ridiculously hard to manage (but unparalleled) sequencer, but for normal people that's probably a good thing.
Yes, analog. Same filter and vco chips as Pro-One (among others).

These were The Exciting Thing From NAMM for me, especially the drums. Love the features, love the design. Nice price points too.

Can't wait to hear them.

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Post by anselmi » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:16 pm

Abraxis wrote:These were The Exciting Thing From NAMM for me, especially the drums. Love the features, love the design. Nice price points too. Can't wait to hear them.
+1! :sb: :goo: :party:

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Post by TomzNotJerry » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:53 am

People getting put out by the names is the funniest thing I've read online in ages. Maybe they should call them Daisy, Rose & Lilly?

BFF I thought was for Beastly Furious Fiend. Mr D is what my kids friends call me & Manther is hilarious. It's just so silly it's funny. Anyway keep on getting upset over nothing.

Can't wait to grab all 3 of these. Can imagine years of fun.

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Post by Annwn » Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:36 am

Even if the BFF was just a single oscillator, this would be freaking exciting. Can't begin to imagine what kind of droney madness one could get up to with 4 morphing wavetables going through a nice filter and a delay!

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Post by hamildad » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:41 am

they had me at "Malekko is co-owned by entrepreneur Josh Holley and music industry veteran Paul Barker. Paul Barker is a former member of the bands Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Lard."

why would you not buy a drum machine overseen by the Ministry programmer?

I have my eyes on a drum machine this year... will be interested to hear this one, especially the hats.
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Post by Annwn » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:57 am

hamildad wrote:they had me at "Malekko is co-owned by entrepreneur Josh Holley and music industry veteran Paul Barker. Paul Barker is a former member of the bands Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Lard."
Wow, I didn't realise that. I actually just saw Puscifer (with Barker on bass) on the weekend. Small world!

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Post by Isaiah » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:24 am

Just noticed these had a dedicated thread.

I'm curious to see how the BFF compares to Ambika.
I was considering building an Ambika, but I'll wait for UK pricing and some audio demos.

Anyone else think that Scott would probably make a great Leo Johnson at a fancy-dress party? :hihi:

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Post by anselmi » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:03 am

Isaiah wrote:Just noticed these had a dedicated thread.

I'm curious to see how the BFF compares to Ambika.
I was considering building an Ambika, but I'll wait for UK pricing and some audio demos.

Anyone else think that Scott would probably make a great Leo Johnson at a fancy-dress party? :hihi:
sonicwise (to my ears) Ambika is a bland synth...I owned one and was disappointed by the lack of character...sold it

Scott is another history, he seems to love stuff with a strong personality, so I think the BFF would be much more interesting than the Ambika

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Post by hairbow » Tue Jan 24, 2017 1:50 pm

anselmi wrote:
Isaiah wrote:Just noticed these had a dedicated thread.

I'm curious to see how the BFF compares to Ambika.
I was considering building an Ambika, but I'll wait for UK pricing and some audio demos.

Anyone else think that Scott would probably make a great Leo Johnson at a fancy-dress party? :hihi:
sonicwise (to my ears) Ambika is a bland synth...I owned one and was disappointed by the lack of character...sold it

Scott is another history, he seems to love stuff with a strong personality, so I think the BFF would be much more interesting than the Ambika
Yep. Ambika has an anemic gain staging thing going on, the analog filters/VCA don't really make up for it. The Shruthi sounds much better, though

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