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Post by Gringo Starr » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:14 pm

The first time I heard a demo of the D-1000 and saw the price tag attached I wanted to laugh. I couldn't believe the price of it after what I had heard. But the more I listen to demos of the D-1000 the more I absolutely LOVE the sounds this machine can make. And now, because I am starting to love this thing so much, the price doesn't seem as ridiculous. It sounds so unique and inspiring. Metasonix in general is starting to sound very appealing to my ears.

I'm wanting to know how people who own the D-1000 feel about it after the newness of it wears off. Still loving it? Kinda sorta? Feel like you could have spent your money better? Or maybe you'd buy another one if this one broke?

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Post by burnn_out! » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:41 pm

best. Drummachine. Ever.

had one since they were first released. Still love it to death. Best thing metasonix ever released, imo. Meant to be played and tweeked. Comparing this to jomox or elektron products is worthless. Different animals. Making use of the ins/outs is a must.. :metasonix:
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Post by Muff Wiggler » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:01 pm

^^^^ this.

My favorite drum machine, and favorite Metasonix. It's a masterpiece.

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Post by Gringo Starr » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:28 pm

I think I have no choice now. It's just making to much sense to have one. You can read other peoples pro's and con's about gear until your face turns blue. But when you hear something that lights you up thats all that really matters.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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Post by rico loverde » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:31 pm

i was in the exact same boat as you until i played with zerosums at a synth meet a year or so ago. shortly after i bought one. i absolutely fucking love this thing now.

highly recommended.
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Post by mecanikill » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:38 pm

Agreed. Super sick drum machine and running drums through it and add some cv...wicked fucking kool.

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Post by target_destroyed » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:47 pm

Is there no clock input? :woah: Just clock out? :hmm: That looks like a massive oversight on what otherwise could possibly be the most badass analog drum machine evar. Really wanna check one of these out, but it's useless to me if I can't slave it to the rest of my stuff. :waah:

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Post by Cat-A-Tonic » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:07 pm

So, the D-1000 uses different tubes than the R54...
but the circuits are quite similar, right?

The R54 can do some great percussion sounds.

How different is the D-1000?

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Post by metasonix » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:12 pm

Cat-A-Tonic wrote:How different is the D-1000?
it has 3 circuits very similar to the R-54, plus a triode distortion stage (instead of a pentode). So it will sound a bit different.

And "target destroyed" owes us an apology.

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Post by target_destroyed » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:26 pm

metasonix wrote: And "target destroyed" owes us an apology.
So I missed the clock in then? I realize it has trigger ins for the individual sounds/sections, but it would be nice to be able to clock the sequencer externally.

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Post by rico loverde » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:35 pm

target_destroyed wrote:
metasonix wrote: And "target destroyed" owes us an apology.
So I missed the clock in then? I realize it has trigger ins for the individual sounds/sections, but it would be nice to be able to clock the sequencer externally.
there is a mod for a clock in but honestly i use it as my master clock so i haven't really needed to do it. your truly missing out on an awesome machine.
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Post by target_destroyed » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:43 pm

rico loverde wrote:there is a mod for a clock in but honestly i use it as my master clock so i haven't really needed to do it. your truly missing out on an awesome machine.
Ah, I didn't know about the mod. Using it as a master clock isn't an option for me, too much other shit I need to sync up that's easier to do w/ midi. I know I'm probably missing out, but I don't live anywhere near a dealer where I can check one out in person before I buy. :waah: It's so tempting though I may have to go for it anyway. :nana:

What's the mod consist of? Is it DIY or does the man himself have to do it?

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Post by rico loverde » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:00 pm

target_destroyed wrote:
rico loverde wrote:there is a mod for a clock in but honestly i use it as my master clock so i haven't really needed to do it. your truly missing out on an awesome machine.
Ah, I didn't know about the mod. Using it as a master clock isn't an option for me, too much other shit I need to sync up that's easier to do w/ midi. I know I'm probably missing out, but I don't live anywhere near a dealer where I can check one out in person before I buy. :waah: It's so tempting though I may have to go for it anyway. :nana:

What's the mod consist of? Is it DIY or does the man himself have to do it?
Heres a thread on it

viewtopic.php?t=50786
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Post by target_destroyed » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:17 pm

Ah, thanks. Analogue Haven's description of the unit doesn't quite match the description on the Metasonix site regarding the clock behavior.

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Post by metasonix » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:56 pm

The current production has the clock in/out. The first production run had clock output only.

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Post by zvukoprocessor » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:17 am

metasonix wrote:The current production has the clock in/out. The first production run had clock output only.
that I didn't know! I had a blast playing with one at Schneiders but the lack of clock in... :bang: I was planing to get r54 for something similar, but I really like that sequencer. I'll have to get one then :tu:

btw, any chance you'll make that sequencer in euro, like the one in d1000 but with eight rows instead of four? 8x8? you've got the circuit, looks to me like an easy port? Even with a common clock input only, it will make my life :cloud:

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Post by nrdvrgr » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:37 am

Best drummachine ever, hell yes.

Too bad I am not using it that much in my music (mostly doing rythmless stuff) anymore.

If I was to rate a single device that has given me the most musical pleasure in my life it must be the D1K. Jamming with it is so much fun.


Might even put a price on it and sell it in the B/S/T. A real shame, but I am selling everything I don´t use. Harsh reality.
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Post by Suburban Bather » Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:17 pm

Its more than a drum machine. You can also use it as a dirty 4 channel mixer or filter bank. I :loves: my D-1000. Sometimes you have to watch the low end though. What sounds great on your monitors can turn out to be overkill when played on a system with subs. Its fucking great :omg: Definitely not a drum machine for the impatient though.
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Post by equalpyramid » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:41 pm

Suburban Bather wrote:You can also use it as a dirty 4 channel mixer or filter bank.
Is there an example of this somewhere? I'm very curious to hear/see a demo. That might be enough to go from want to need.

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Post by rico loverde » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:47 pm

equalpyramid wrote:
Suburban Bather wrote:You can also use it as a dirty 4 channel mixer or filter bank.
Is there an example of this somewhere? I'm very curious to hear/see a demo. That might be enough to go from want to need.
here are some demos of it being used in different processing ways.

http://soundcloud.com/deadlover/d1000-1
http://soundcloud.com/deadlover/d1000-1

http://soundcloud.com/deadlover/d1000-vs-euro
http://soundcloud.com/deadlover/d1000-vs-euro
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Post by ThinLazy » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:05 am

Hey Rico, those demos sound really great, thanks for posting them.
I hadnt realized what a versatile instrument the D1000 was
until checking out this thread.

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Post by opsysbug » Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:32 am

A few weird ones from an older post.

http://soundcloud.com/opsysbug/sets/met ... dirty-girl

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Post by equalpyramid » Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:16 pm

Thanks for the demos. :mrgreen:

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Post by companyofquail » Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:56 pm

the d-1000 is one of the best acqisitions i have ever made. the way the oscillators play off one another really makes it feel alive. just using the box standalone with an fx unit you can get a whole lot of shit out of it. the simplicity of the layout mixed with the dynamic range of sounds attainable make it one of the most fun and tweakable synths i have ever owned(believe you me, i have owned well over 100 in the past 10+ years). then outside of that you have expansion options with a modular or external sequencer. you can feed audio into the trigger inputs. it is a beast. right now i am using it with a strymon timeline which is allowing me to loop it and fuck it up. i think i may get some sequencers from stg soundlabs to put in the lid so i can do some more complex stuff. i got rid of something i was not using to get the d1000 and it is one of the best gear decisions i have ever made. if you have anything you have not used recently or something you are on the fence about, sell or trade it for the d1000 would be my suggestion.

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Post by Gringo Starr » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:38 pm

Does anyone have any demos of the D1000 being used in a more traditional way? Basically I would like to hear it in a song context kick/snare/hi-hat etc.

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