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Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1 MKI

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    The Machinedrum was a drum machine based on five original drum synthesis methods. With a razor sharp focus on percussion, it contained everything needed to create the perfect beat right out of the box.

    The Machinedrum is a powerful and intuitive tool for creating percussion sounds and rhythm sequences. The Machinedrum is a music instrument that presents new methods for music synthesis and creation. It also traces its heritage to classic drum machines.

    Percussion synthesis was a neglected area for many years. With the Machinedrum, we have incorporated the best ideas from the classic drum machines, using specially designed “machines” for many types of percussion, combined with new rhythm composing possibilities, to make it a state of the art drum synthesizer and sequencer.

    The sample enabled Machinedrum SPS-1 UW MKI, UW being an acronym for “UserWave”, inspiration was drawn from the 12-bit samplers of the 1980’s, for example the EMU SP-1200. The sound from these instruments were often very characteristic and had a punch and grit that can be hard to obtain today. Combining samples with the ease of use and flexibility that the Machinedrum environment vastly expands sound shaping possibilities.

    The Machinedrum is built from three parts - the percussion synthesizer, the effect system and the percussion sequencer. The synthesizer holds 16 drum generating synthesizers - machines - simultaneously. Each of the machines is designed for creating a specific drum sound, such as bass drum or claves, from a set of parameters. A range of special machines are also available.

    In 2007 Elektron introduced the UW version which adds the sample handling ROM and RAM machines. The effect system consists of the TRACK EFFECT system and the STEREO MASTER EFFECT System. The TRACK EFFECT system supplies various effects tied to each audio track. These effects can be used tightly together with the machines to form the sound. The STEREO MASTER EFFECT system consists of a delay, a reverb, an EQ and a dynamics compressor. These effects operate on the mixed main output signal. The percussion sequencer offers full control over the machines and the Track Effects.
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: Frequency Modulation, Physical modelling, ROM, Sampling, Subtractive
    Oscillators: 16
    ROM Resolution: 24 bit, 44.1 kHz
    Osc Modulation: Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Sequencer, Velocity
    Sampling: 12 bit, 44.1 kHz
    Envelopes: 0
    Filters: 1
    Types: 24dB Slope (4-pole), Band Pass, High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
    Filter Modulation: Knob, LFO, Sequencer, Velocity
    LFO: 2
    LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 16
    Timbrality: 16
    Tuning: Standard
    Patches RAM: 64
    Patches ROM: 32
    Storage: Internal
    Editing: MIDI
    The track effects system consists of individual effects for all 16 tracks plus master effects (Reverb, Delay, EQ and Compressor).
    16 tracks
    128 x 64 step patterns
    32 songs
    4096 songs (+Drive models only)
    Case: Desktop
    Case Details: 16 pads for programming sequences and triggering sounds. Steel casing with brushed aluminium panel
    Keyboard: Pads
    Controls: Modulation - Audio Input, Buttons, Knobs, Sequencer, Tempo Knob, Velocity
    Display Type: LCD, Backlit
    Display Count H: 128
    Display Count V: 64
    Dimensions (WxDxH): W 340 x D 176 x H 63 mm
    Weight: 2.8 kg
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 7
    Inputs: 1/4" Input
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    Power: Output current: 3.5A maximum
    Year Released: 2001
    Year Discontinued: 2007
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] www.elektron.se
    MSRP List Price: $1,349 - convert
    Retail Street Price: $1,249 - convert
    Used Price: $400-$650 - convert
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