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make noise morphagene vs erica synths sample drum?

Post by onthebandwagon » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:11 am

I’m slowing putting a rack togeather and planned to get a morphagene next but am wondering if the sample drum would do much of the same at what seems like will be a couple hundred less. Any thoughts?

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Post by VanEck » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:47 am

my first thought would be, there really isn't much of a comparison.

morphagene is all about granular and microsound possibilities. it is also stereo.

drum sample is mono and while it allows for slice points in the wave just like morphagene, it doesn't seem to get anywhere near the granular or microsound potential. also morphagene allows for sound on sound recording and tape reel style sound experimentation.

drum sample allows for the triggering and playback of 2 samples simultaneously. it's more cost effective and appears to be more straightforward than morphagene for basic sampling and one-shot sample playback. it also has a screen to show you what's going on which is nice.

2 totally different modules without too much overlap that i can see. all depends on your needs.
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Post by onthebandwagon » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:54 am

VanEck wrote:my first thought would be, there really isn't much of a comparison.

morphagene is all about granular and microsound possibilities. it is also stereo.

2 totally different modules without too much overlap that i can see. all depends on your needs.
I assumed my comparison was likely clumsy, sample drum seems more in line with my modular naivety and needs but wasn’t aware of a similar module aside from morphagene which appealed to me (re: slicing etc.)—thanks for the clarification...

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Post by scrunday » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:09 pm

In my opinion, Morphagene is more for sound design than sample playback. You can, either by using the firmware toggles or carefully using its parameters, use Morphagene as a clocked sample playback device. You could, even, through clever splicing, expand on that further, but you wouldn't really be using the module for what it is designed for.

The Sample Drum isn't out yet, but it seems like its going to be a lot easier and more intuitive for playing back time-stretched/triggered samples and beat mangling. If nothing else, consider that the Sample Drum has a screen UI, while the Morphagene does not. The screen should cut down on the need to remember things like secret handshakes (button combos) and LED color sequences.

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Post by void23 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:53 pm

Modules for drum loops that that I like and own ... Disting Mk4 (my go to for a quick sync'd loop) and the ER-301 (takes a a bit of work to get clocked playback to work against a loop, but allows for slice / playback randomization).

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