Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1UW MKII
Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1UW MKII

Machinedrum SPS-1UW MKII, Drum Machine from Elektron in the Machinedrum series.

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verge's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Almost perfect machine"

Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1UW MKII
Well I not etale on the subject, many have already done! (Midi in, out, thru, hand out, input, ....)


Then the already VERY big strong points: the use! The BAR is the most "handy", intuitive and easy to use and I had tried. Once read diagonally for 30 minutes manual really understands how it works. The tombs orders under the direction, everything is fast to do, we feel that it is made to facilitate creativity and tweakage, rather than the "heavy" programming (although it is not absent ;) )

We leave very quickly effective pattern, p-locks really are a énooorme asset!

In addition, we feel it is cut to live, and she keeps her promise to live (just)


Another big strong points, the sound and the sound triturage! The preset gross basis are not bad at all, I finally found. But we discovered the potential of the beast turning encoders! And its can really hurt ;) as its can be very cheap for the German minimal (beuuuark). In short this machine is a real gas plant (no, I do not share in elektron)
I made a lot of mental tribe, quite heavy dub end stuff a lot of stuff and speed fat. I had read a lot about this bar and a lot of people say it sounds cold, AND BEN IS ARCHI WRONG! It sounds cold if desired, but the tweaking a minimum, heat and potatoes there! Brief as it should have the minimum cheap What Breton woods hardcore!


I has been a good month and a half, I am aware of not having made the turn (away from) but in any case, this bar is one of the best, if not the best, I know! Small flat rubber for encoders that are really not very strong ...
In short, if you have something to invest in a good bar and choose the one you really will not be disappointed!

deud's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A concentrated magic"

Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1UW MKII
The audio and MIDI connectivity is sufficient in my opinion.
The effects are very good. Besides the possibility to develop them directly with p-locks.

The palette of sounds in synthesis is not bad. There's enough to make even though it remains well-typed. When I listen to some tracks of Autechre for example, I know right away when they put the MD in the sauce. After the potential modulation with LFO and p-locks can think outside the box. The possibilities of adding samples with this version removes all UW limit.
In terms of publishing, I'll talk more modulations. That is clear is not a sampler, but a drum machine with a sampler option. The sounds must be edited prior to your favorite samplers.

Level sequencer, it's great. I know the RS700 sequencers, and other software Mpc, and nothing is as intuitive, spontaneous and efficient than the sequencer Elektron. I'm not saying that other cities are bad, but for the live of the composition on the fly or traditional composition, this is really something else. An impression of limitless ...


Level and configuration parameters, to get used to the world Elektron. But after a period of hesitation, I quickly took my hand.

The manual is in English. No comment ...

The editions of sounds, bin, there's really no sound editors.
For effects, nothing difficult. It is intuitive I tell you!


Sound level, it's for electronic music of any kind if we stick to the sound synthesis.
The sampler allows parcontre to do what you want. But do not expect to go to manage three samples, although the + drive can store more, you can manage only 2.5 MB of samples at a time. Need to reload a snapshot to change the samples, and thus stop the sequencer.
The specifications are arranged here: https://www.elektron.se/products/machinedrum-uw?section=specs

I make electronic music, so I'm thrilled, it sounds and that's all we ask.


I for one year. I had sequencers samplers such as mpc or rs7000. But for me, this is the must. I have also acquired the octatrack. And there it goes beyond what we can imagine.

It's a bit pricey though, but no, I have no regrets. I'll do it again, and again, and yet still ...

It's just a shame not to have more memory for samples. Anyway as I said, this is not a sampler. Besides, with my octatrack, this frustration is a distant memory ...

BitTrigger's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1UW MKII
Difference between the SPS-1 UW MKII and MKI

<a name="sps-1uw_mki_classic">MKI SPS-1/UW (Classic)</a>

32-step patterns.
Output S / N ratio: 91 dB
Input impedance: 100?
Dimensions: 340 x 176 x 68mm (Including knobs)
Unbalanced inputs / outputs.

UW specific:
2 RAM machines
32 ROM slots

<a name="sps-1uw_mki_classic">SPS-1/UW MKII</a> :

64-step patterns
Output S / N ratio: 100 dBFS
Input impedance: 9000?
Dimensions: 340 x 176 x 63mm (Including rubber feet and knobs)
Unbalanced inputs / outputs balanced.

UW specific:
2.5 MB RAM
4 RAM machines
48 ROM slots

In a fawn gnrale the possibility of trvailler avecdes samples is certainly a plus, but not essential. I quelquespatterns trs sympajuste machines with really top gross, and then the possibilities are almost endless for those who can really grind the trick. The synthse out sample is 90% of the machine. Now, if you have no other BCAN to sounds, it is on the nickel sampler is to enrich the atmosphere.
Question samples, I got aCollection, but beware there are only 48 slots and 2.5Mb, and I keep the original set of 1 12 + 2 or 3 tricks. For the rest: Bass Moog and J106n Attack (To the bass can be aussiutilis of Bass Drum local we can make it sound great), the chords (it's a practice), sound acids, and voices.
I just wish the quantization to 1 / 16 see 1 / 32 in X2. The top had a silent quantization to 1 / 64. And also the back imposibilit triplets. Finally a can be adjusted by samples, or the echo of hacking.
The squence is an integral part of sound production, particularly from the use of parameter lock. Certin the pilot uses expander by DAW: It loses the best!


The manual is not always trs didactic, but it is enough.
Use BEYOND machine top, trs complte, intuitive, but before you enjoy it (Ctr machine, sample, midi machine) even when it is necessary to spend a good hour. But at the cost of this effort deveint Calt the total. To move forward there is also a good video on youtube, including that of Daswesen.


It is clear that a machine is electro! From this point of view it is fantastic in pourtaper indict, including eletronica / minimum, all 100% live.
APRs to make good techno / hourse / dance basic no problem either, just as little less.
Trs matali even when it is, but we do not filter it softer.


I depuis6 months. In the beginners had a little trouble, especially not enough time, but t is pass by I looked for tricks on the net, and I frankly Advanced. Now with three sounds, and a RAM machine, I make sound bombs, deadly! This is the Rolls of the BAR of the moment, with the use of live cot really worked. So I think takes a Monomachine! The instruments look back Elektron trs favorably to produce a fawn. Tired of paramtrage of DAW, a massacre the crativit.