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I finally got some rhythm!

Post by dkcg » Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:48 pm

I picked up a Jomox 888 last night. I have been debating between the Machinedrum and the 888. I like the sounds the jomox makes a little more than the MD.

As a bonus, the 888's serial number is 2008-88. How cool is that? :sb:

Sounds to come this weekend I'm sure.

Now to think about if I want to keep the MBase-01 kick...

boom chick boom chicka boom boom!

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Post by cebec » Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:45 pm

So, how's it going with the 888? I heard some of the demos you posted and it sound very powerful and heavy.

Did you own an MD at one time or get to demo one in person? I had one, twice, and sold it, twice. I still think about getting the MkII, though. Two reasons I sold the MkI: way too much HF noise, and the overall sound of it was like it wasn't really 'there'. Hard to explain. It lacked body or something.

I had an 808 for awhile, which was a lot of fun, but I sold it to finance other things.

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Post by dkcg » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:23 pm

The 888 is fantastic! The individual outputs are all hot enough to trigger the modular, and once I start processing things through there, no longer sounds like an 888, or barely even a drum machine. The midi sequencing is great too. I have no buyer's remorse with the 888. :D

I looked at the MD, fiddled around with them a little bit. I like the sounds it gets, but everytime I've heard an MD, it sounds like an MD. The sampling would be nice, but not having any sampler in the 888 is forcing me to get back to programming the Akai S5000 for samples.

Maybe you're just hearing the non-analogness of it? After listening to my modular all the time, everything else sounds a little, umm, not quite thin, but not as tangible. I think working with modulars definitely changes how you hear things.

I'll post some 888/modular stuff when I get a chance. I've been doing a little resetup of my studio, so no weekly videos either this week so far. :)

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Post by cebec » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:30 pm

Great, looking forward to it. Yeah, 'intangible' is the word. I'd be curious to see how you incorporate the S5000 into your flow, as well.

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Post by dkcg » Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:08 pm

cebec wrote:Great, looking forward to it. Yeah, 'intangible' is the word. I'd be curious to see how you incorporate the S5000 into your flow, as well.
Me too. :lol:

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Post by prscrptn » Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:32 pm

You should reconsider the MD MKII... I have owned many drum machines 606, 626, 808, 909, & Linn Drum and and I think the Elektron Machine Drum takes the cake! The re-sampling feature is great to mangle beats and rythms. I love this box so much that I went out and bought a Mono Machine. They are very Digital, but they have a certain Lo-Fi sound that I have grown to love. I find more uses for them every day...

Check out Felix's thread on controlling the Kenton Pro 200 with the MD;

http://felixinferious.blogspot.com/2008 ... ng_27.html

Oh yea, the MBase01 is great too for those killer analogue Kick Drums! :hail:

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Post by dkcg » Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:38 pm

Some more 888 vs. modular.


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Post by dkcg » Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:29 am

http://joekickass.com/donk/sounds/sound ... 111608.mp3

and an audio track. it was an 888modular weekend here.

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Post by JohnLRice » Mon Nov 17, 2008 3:20 am

Cool stuff! 8)

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Post by cebec » Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:37 am

dkcg wrote:Some more 888 vs. modular.

Nice! I really like that sound at 1:20, too. What's happening when you push down on the 888's knobs? I didn't know they were buttons, too.

Edit: Enjoyed the audio track, too. Nice groove, panning, and that sound! How did you do it? Is it Model 13 and 15?

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Post by wetterberg » Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:10 am

MY GOD, you've already got enough modules to sort them in cases by MANUFACTURER!

:doh: remind me to start selling my children/soul/wife/self...

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Post by dkcg » Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:12 pm

prscrptn wrote:You should reconsider the MD MKII... I have owned many drum machines 606, 626, 808, 909, & Linn Drum and and I think the Elektron Machine Drum takes the cake! The re-sampling feature is great to mangle beats and rythms. I love this box so much that I went out and bought a Mono Machine. They are very Digital, but they have a certain Lo-Fi sound that I have grown to love. I find more uses for them every day...

Check out Felix's thread on controlling the Kenton Pro 200 with the MD;

http://felixinferious.blogspot.com/2008 ... ng_27.html

Oh yea, the MBase01 is great too for those killer analogue Kick Drums! :hail:
I would love to have the 888 and the MD, they're so different. I want more classic drum machine type sounds lately, and the 888 was a pretty good deal, much cheaper than the 999 I was thinking about and a little cheaper than the MD. Just into analog these days.

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Post by dkcg » Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:16 pm

cebec wrote:What's happening when you push down on the 888's knobs? I didn't know they were buttons, too.

Edit: Enjoyed the audio track, too. Nice groove, panning, and that sound! How did you do it? Is it Model 13 and 15?
The knobs act as levels for the individual drums in one mode, and as drum parameter knobs in write mode. Pressing them always mutes that drum or midi track. Neat little hidden thing, I discovered by accident. One should always read manuals I suppose, manuals are an afterthought for me. :)

The main voice is a FMed model 15 (FMed by another M15) through M13s with M10 envelopes, then out the M13 through a pair of M12's. The M12's really finish off that vactrol sound. I can't remember, but I may have spliced the FMing M15 with the FMed M15 for the sound too. Can't quite remember, I made a few different patches this weekend.

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Post by dkcg » Mon Nov 17, 2008 2:17 pm

wetterberg wrote:MY GOD, you've already got enough modules to sort them in cases by MANUFACTURER!

:doh: remind me to start selling my children/soul/wife/self...
It's good to be single. :party: :sb:

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