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Drum Machine from Elektron belonging to the Machinedrum series

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  • Anonymous

    Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1Published on 08/19/08 at 17:36
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Will not go to it!

    USE

    See general opinion

    SONORITS

    Such

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    J I use this machine for 6 months! I have to like the sound she'd clear but c: you can not really make notes using the sequencer to the TR XOX j not like; I thought I would but in fact my nan, your two steps to your fatherly (not asser). apresje am of abstract hip hop and I have not found my happiness in seeing that J stays on mpc 1000 and that I adored the sample rt as the synthesis and suddenly not 36 machine (internal) that came the sound I wanted and suddenly I'd still feel the zoning on the same sons.quand j listening demos of others I say not that they make me better ... after I wanted to option t…
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    Will not go to it!

    USE

    See general opinion

    SONORITS

    Such

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    J I use this machine for 6 months! I have to like the sound she'd clear but c: you can not really make notes using the sequencer to the TR XOX j not like; I thought I would but in fact my nan, your two steps to your fatherly (not asser). apresje am of abstract hip hop and I have not found my happiness in seeing that J stays on mpc 1000 and that I adored the sample rt as the synthesis and suddenly not 36 machine (internal) that came the sound I wanted and suddenly I'd still feel the zoning on the same sons.quand j listening demos of others I say not that they make me better ... after I wanted to option the user waves but t was only 32 slot your sample (TFW that the bone level change has AC but it's not out) .d BTW, speaking of the bones need you the branch your pc for the last so that I not have seen his board have not j managed to make the up grade ... well here is this machine is full of little fluff stuff like that sucks, limitations you didnt with mpc and samples.et I recall that its price is asser elevate qd even for what it is: some say "yeah but it has a great sound of relief" except that when you mix your song you can track separate ringing n any machine too expensive ... my son and 500 euros for 32 sample c an be abused, c net.en fact I have to like the sounds that she left me (a long) and have not love the sequencer, for cons I well hang on the parameter c ca locs not at all like beast Concepet fau say.
    for FINOR I m've used a bit like an expander of: I have sampler sounds that m interested and I have re-inject all my ds mpc 1000 and I have sold the same price I'd buy the disans that I remake me not be fooled by elektron and product policy "luxury dcaler" the sound is bad'm either cold or burning! c weird but good are those who love him. I'm going after me because I engeuler not compare to comparable stuff lol but hey concretely're not doing very much with this machine (too) type and too extreme in my gout.par against if one day elektron out a sampler can be that I will go for a ride on it because these guy's do a good job c is undeniable, the machine is clean but anyway their price will not mine: I stay on mpc for the first draft and I rebalance the ds to finalize any Ableton and I mix with acid pro 6 and a console like that I have what it takes and it will run nikel. short for me a machine not really useful or necessary due to its use and its price remains over the order of the dream that the utility ...
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  • tcharpstcharps

    The ball!!!

    Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1Published on 08/06/13 at 06:10
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    6 separate audio track and 3 midi (in, out and thru) with 5 effects per track!
    all this coupled with Derierre effects processors and is well mumuse!

    UTILIZATION

    when I first got it, I had to take 30 minutes to learn to use me!
    Editing the sounds is so simple that even a kid of 5 years could use the fingers in the nose!
    for the effects as there's nothing simpler: one click, two knobs to turn and forward! as mentioned above with effect processors it becomes a monster! (Separate outputs y 'it real)

    SOUNDS

    to which sound is a choice and a willingness repulpable!
    I used to techno! at first it's a drum machine and the end was a pure analog synth!
    for tech is the TO…
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    6 separate audio track and 3 midi (in, out and thru) with 5 effects per track!
    all this coupled with Derierre effects processors and is well mumuse!

    UTILIZATION

    when I first got it, I had to take 30 minutes to learn to use me!
    Editing the sounds is so simple that even a kid of 5 years could use the fingers in the nose!
    for the effects as there's nothing simpler: one click, two knobs to turn and forward! as mentioned above with effect processors it becomes a monster! (Separate outputs y 'it real)

    SOUNDS

    to which sound is a choice and a willingness repulpable!
    I used to techno! at first it's a drum machine and the end was a pure analog synth!
    for tech is the TOP!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 3 years and I know I'm not part with it!
    I mpc 2500 a couple and a North rack and forward!
    on the other hand never out in the woods on a generator or so with a big inverter and having an electrical installation nickel in nickel. (Not cool off the microphones, and it supports not bug in all directions)
    the price today OCCAZ I rather twice That a board has a guy who wants to have a good drum machine to make tek!
    You do again this choice? YES without hesitation.
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  • MGR/Sr. MMGR/Sr. M

    Elektron Machinedrum

    Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1Published on 01/22/04 at 15:00
    Paid $1150US
    Store: novamusik.com
    As a Techno producer looking for futuristic, high-end percussion sounds, the Machinedrum, loaded with effects, filters, LFOs, a kick ass equalizer and even a compressor (not to mention the best sequencer I've had so far), offered all I was looking for.

    1- If you can dream it, you can make it: From cold,electro type percussion, to warm, deep tribal sounds and everything in between (including some filtered pads, LFO'd bass lines and more), the possibilities are endless. You can say anything you want about your 909s, 808s, JoMox, whatever, I've played with them all... NOTHING compares to a Machinedrum as a stand alone unit.
    2- Sequencer heaven: When I made…
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    Paid $1150US
    Store: novamusik.com
    As a Techno producer looking for futuristic, high-end percussion sounds, the Machinedrum, loaded with effects, filters, LFOs, a kick ass equalizer and even a compressor (not to mention the best sequencer I've had so far), offered all I was looking for.

    1- If you can dream it, you can make it: From cold,electro type percussion, to warm, deep tribal sounds and everything in between (including some filtered pads, LFO'd bass lines and more), the possibilities are endless. You can say anything you want about your 909s, 808s, JoMox, whatever, I've played with them all... NOTHING compares to a Machinedrum as a stand alone unit.
    2- Sequencer heaven: When I made the concious desicion to make electronic music using machines, rather than a computer, I decided everything I bought would have a sequencer of some sort. Having said that, the sequencer in the Machinedrum is my favorite. 16 tracks for either internal sounds, external gear, and any combination in between thanks to ingenious "midi machines" that convert tracks into controllers that go beyond simple note imput sequencing to controlling effects, filtering BY NOTE (up to 64 different parameters per note, if not mistaken).
    3- Better built than Angelina Jolie.



    My one little qualm with the machine is the distortion. It's not as crunchy as I would like (in general the sound of the Machinedrum is rather clean, and you can get dirtier stuff, but it would be nice if the distortion were a lot more..."distorting".
    Other than that, I'm really the wrong person if you're looking for somebody to diss' this baby.

    Like a Volvo.

    If you are a freak for techno, percussion and verything cool, you are a fan of the Machinedrum . If my machinedrum were lost, I would cry and buy 2 more.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • ElyxirElyxir

    Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1Published on 03/08/04 at 14:01
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    The Machinedrum is impressive trs. It offers four types of rev INTERESTED synthses diffrent really for no less than 16 votes. You really have to listen to see what she has in the stomach.
    It also has a section trs complte effects even if it is true that the reverb and delay effects are inserts. They are of great quality nanmoins and possdent paramtres 8 each (plus the determination of sending by some well-sr). Other effects are all conus specially for percussion: legalization Settings, compressor, distortion ...

    For cons I am owed by some features of squenceur. Indeed, one can not CRER patterns not only 32 maximum. Gnant is enough for some applications live but ... Otherwise everything…
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    The Machinedrum is impressive trs. It offers four types of rev INTERESTED synthses diffrent really for no less than 16 votes. You really have to listen to see what she has in the stomach.
    It also has a section trs complte effects even if it is true that the reverb and delay effects are inserts. They are of great quality nanmoins and possdent paramtres 8 each (plus the determination of sending by some well-sr). Other effects are all conus specially for percussion: legalization Settings, compressor, distortion ...

    For cons I am owed by some features of squenceur. Indeed, one can not CRER patterns not only 32 maximum. Gnant is enough for some applications live but ... Otherwise everything else is nickel, melted paramtres when changing kits, glide ... We can even custom settings for all rgler synthse / routing / effects for each of the steps of each party: HUGE.

    Last few BMOL: I find that there are not enough options for MIDI. You can not filter the available control for example. I think it lacks some features quin may be important for those like me who do not plan their network south of Fawn classic.

    UTILIZATION

    The machine is very simple using mostly live. It is very easy to grate patterns, and mute the custom settings of synthse at the same time. It's a real rgal. on the other hand, it is true that it is to learn all ncessaire abrviations DIFFERENT paramtres corresponding to the notch. But it comes quickly and trs programming sounds is quick and intuitive trs.
    Overall, the Machinedrum is simple to use. The manual is not pais trs than enough. (But this does not detract from the immense potential of the machine, however ...)

    SOUNDS

    Sounds are effective trs. You can have both clean and clear sound that sounds grimey. The ventail standard is the fact that the sounds are really parameter. This is really a synthesizer by Entire. It is true that the sound is numrique trs. Impossible to compare one BAR entirely analog. on the other hand, which I immediately sduit which for me is the biggest advantage of this wonderful machine, that sounds really original crs. This machine is suitable all kinds of music as long as the player wishes to bring an original touch his percussion (This is in my opinion is rarely the case).

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use the SPS-1 since ending for a year and is one of my best tool with Fast Fashion VIRUS C. I Rasht without hsiter if c'tait again. I think it is unique and can marvel complter reader or a BAR analog sample.
    ELEKTRON it's all good!
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  • FLUKS aka MUNZUKFLUKS aka MUNZUK

    Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1Published on 09/02/04 at 05:34
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    I will not return to the technical specifications dj evokes.
    The strengths highlighted with dj, I'll rather tell you about the little things that leave DSIR (yes, I find ;-)

    Section rverbe really trs cheap, it sounds trsmtallique, cold and is assignable to the entire kit, c - d that when the RULES for the SPECIFICATIONS, it should forcment not another type of son.Cependant, I do not keep him in rigor, as most of the BAR of this type have no effect at all and spares with 6 outputs, y 'a way to do it!

    The squenceur TR is so easy to use, but personally, the "swing" is not intuitive, although relatively forcment interresting because not assignable to each individual, and you will not fi…
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    I will not return to the technical specifications dj evokes.
    The strengths highlighted with dj, I'll rather tell you about the little things that leave DSIR (yes, I find ;-)

    Section rverbe really trs cheap, it sounds trsmtallique, cold and is assignable to the entire kit, c - d that when the RULES for the SPECIFICATIONS, it should forcment not another type of son.Cependant, I do not keep him in rigor, as most of the BAR of this type have no effect at all and spares with 6 outputs, y 'a way to do it!

    The squenceur TR is so easy to use, but personally, the "swing" is not intuitive, although relatively forcment interresting because not assignable to each individual, and you will not find the groove of the MPC! !
    And a little more would not t not luxury, not a 32 because when you turn pattern 180 bpm is not much.
    Note even if it is possible to run multiple loop pattern.
    The single player mode is also default, that's a shame.

    UTILIZATION

    The use is very intuitive, the manual is just know abrgs The definition of terms for the rest it's going to rev quickly ... This tight deadlines that I d still covers! (I've had one month).
    Everything is simple, even the midi and audio configuration of the machine that can s'avrer consuming on some machines. In addition it offers 6 memory slots for 6 DIFFERENT config diffrent, cgnial! No need to change everything when you take him to a friend or to move from studio to live act!
    For each kit, you can set the equalizer and the compressor, but I find that the compressor is not my taste forcment indipensable and not very intuitive unless you have a good grounding in DJ techniques sound.

    SOUNDS

    Personally, this machine is made for the electro ... hardtek or no middle ground! For the electro because you can go far in the creation of sounds, and the hardtek because this machine is really double trs e out enormous bass, korg in the closet and sisters ...
    Being given that its sounds are very synthetic, it is my opinion not for the music samples as the basis of hip-hop or drum'n'bass, more importantly I think the snare drum sounds really miss the dynamic, they smack too.
    That said, complment an MPC, you reach the peak of the rhythmic crtion!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for one month, having had a very APRS-707, a Korg ER-1 and MPC 2000XL.
    At the possibility of inception, it is incomparable, and the live is really the machine possder because you can change any time absloument rels, unlike the MPC.
    If I had to buy it back, I would do without hsiter, despite its price a little high ...
    Are strong point of his original sound, I think is also its weak point, because this machine is a need to know bte imptueuse tame!
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  • jamesdojamesdo

    Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1Published on 10/21/04 at 07:29
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Anyone know if the critics Liser below, or visit the site of elektron.

    UTILIZATION

    The most ergonomic machine that I used to date. A real gem. Read the manual once to get an overview of the possibilities. Then the manual serves as a reference for the characteristics of the machines (the generator). Then very quickly it was her information in mind and hop, it gets insane. this groove very quickly and it shakes hard.
    The manual is very well done. He remains the standard English, but the French translation be good enough.
    A little bit of a shame to have a master reverb. Hard to have a reverb that works well on kick and snare as well as on bleep or other strange noise.
    The edit…
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    Anyone know if the critics Liser below, or visit the site of elektron.

    UTILIZATION

    The most ergonomic machine that I used to date. A real gem. Read the manual once to get an overview of the possibilities. Then the manual serves as a reference for the characteristics of the machines (the generator). Then very quickly it was her information in mind and hop, it gets insane. this groove very quickly and it shakes hard.
    The manual is very well done. He remains the standard English, but the French translation be good enough.
    A little bit of a shame to have a master reverb. Hard to have a reverb that works well on kick and snare as well as on bleep or other strange noise.
    The edition is of sound is very simple and easy to understand. There is just the compressor that requires a little practice to get something to correct.

    SOUNDS

    I make electro, IDM, teak, this machine is made for that. Starting from the basic, you can quickly sounds very personal. The kick is a real massacre. Solid, well now.
    RELAL The term does not apply to this machine. You can spend its very classic (TRX series or IP), but by seeking out the settings, we move quickly into another dimension.
    The FX are good quality except distoristion which is not very convincing (it goes for a kick). I use a Sherman Filterbank for a distortion that has more potential. Given the number of output, it is very easy to use external FX.
    I am a machine iconditionnelle GND (impulse, noise, sinus) in electro, coupled with the famous parameter lock function is excellent.
    The Parameter Lock can be sequenced parameter changes in a pattern. With the slide, you can vary a parameter between two points. For example a closed low-pass filter on the last time a pattern. it gives the possibility to make very advanced rhythmic.
    A small defect in the sequencer, we do not have a pattern of not more than 32 (or so you have to loop two pattern which pushes the limit to 64 steps).
    Live, you can change everything, the OS is stable is the worst machine supports change without flinching.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it now for two months. She also used to sequence a sidstation (a perfect couple) and Reason on my laptop.
    I love: ergonomics, sound, downsampling
    I like least: a single master reverb, distortion a little cheap
    I just try the Korg and the RS7000. If one compares only the synthesis of percussion, the MD is excellent. Sampler with a + next to a synth or two ... and go for great live.
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  • Nikola FeveNikola Feve

    Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1Published on 11/05/04 at 03:38
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    I believe that everything was already said

    UTILIZATION

    MOST

    -Look!

    -Solid construction vraimment exept the knobs at all convincing

    -The easy handling

    Overall sound quality-

    Ergonomics-effective for the live

    It sytem pressure on the knobs for accelerated the edition

    The touch-buttons vraimment enjoyable

    -The original edition and the sound, making it a true sound designer for BAR

    Identity-recognizable sound, and definitely modern (but that may not appeal to everyone)

    -The machine has different syntheses and

    -16 LFO quality available (2 waveforms combined), which may be important assignesan

    which track!

    -Doubling of its resolution to work pattern…
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    I believe that everything was already said

    UTILIZATION

    MOST

    -Look!

    -Solid construction vraimment exept the knobs at all convincing

    -The easy handling

    Overall sound quality-

    Ergonomics-effective for the live

    It sytem pressure on the knobs for accelerated the edition

    The touch-buttons vraimment enjoyable

    -The original edition and the sound, making it a true sound designer for BAR

    Identity-recognizable sound, and definitely modern (but that may not appeal to everyone)

    -The machine has different syntheses and

    -16 LFO quality available (2 waveforms combined), which may be important assignesan

    which track!

    -Doubling of its resolution to work patterns in detail

    Master EQ-effective

    Them separate outputs of good manufacturing

    Multiple-machine configs can be saved

    -L 'edition of fawns patterns "tr" and real-time

    -The principle "parameter lock" excellent, allowing among other things can create melodies

    -Function verification of sysex

    ALL-available basis without ever having to stop reading

    -Function trigger triggers standards

    -Update of the OS

    French-manual

    -Stability foolproof

    Machinery "endearing"

    Machine already legendary!

    LEAST

    Auto-quantize

    -Temporal effects must synchroniss tempo

    Quality-of knobs (key vraimment not great, seem fragile, not enough spaces between the 8

    knobs), for the price, made vraimment shit!

    Vraimment-general memory too small (only 128 patterns, 64 kits)

    -Length of only 32 patterns limitsa not

    -Obligation to pass on the mode of song that you want to chain of patterns

    Mute-not midi controllable, which means using more patterns (and given the number available is

    AIM would be able to save money), however the mute are published in song mode, but c is

    vraimment not practical when working with a software sequencer

    Mute-tempo and not saved in the pattern!

    Only 4 midi channels

    Machine not velocity sensitive, so buttons not sensitive to either Veloci

    Sound-not go anywhere vraimment (identity rather "digital") Luckily you can vraimment

    crushing sound and still get something personal and original. but the sound of

    Machinedrum, c is the sound of the Machinedrum, c is the signature Elektron. we hang on or hang

    no.

    - "Swing" al assignable only set the pattern, we would like to choose the tracks

    - "Focus" only al assignable entire pattern, we would like to choose the tracks

    -Given the number of machine (gnrateurs sound) is not always easy to remember functions

    Synthesis with abbreviations in 3 or 4 letters. returns to the manual are frequent,

    but pass a time of use, c is ok

    -Crappy quality of the distortion

    Reverb and delay, only send

    Reverb-only correct, but even when correct

    -Effect "sample rate reducer" not so good

    Whereas amplitude-modulator as an effect ...

    Compressor on all or nothing sounds

    No mail-in order to make suggestions on the update of the bone (apparently)

    No-transformer integrated in the machine

    -Price

    SOUNDS

    -

    OVERALL OPINION

    Contrary to what many people say (let's be realistic and objective, I know it is hard when

    was EXPENSES 1300!), the Machinedrum is far from a flawless machine, the myth is being

    but the real is of this world. it's still a very good BAR, and without any doubt

    Best in category BAR has synthse, surely a reference for a long time. it

    s'avre useless to compare a BAR on the bottom samples as Electribe SX, which I know well

    elsewhere. n if you're not on your quality of sound designer in the synthesis and you want

    sounds effective and easily integrated in various styles, choose the solution rather electribe

    or MPC. for others, once on the Machinedrum, no more wins. provided of course the love of

    particulire sound very identity and not be stingy in hacking. a try it before

    purchase. I used the by connecting the input of my virus indigo 2. and ... attention, ca

    dechire pussy (DSOL ladies). Indeed, the sound of the Machinedrum is perfectly suited for

    final destruction of the other processors via d effects. filters and the effects of two indigo him go

    vraimment well, and in a config like this one, we get the rhythm of his vraimment

    cleaner. This also allows her to bypass the very mark of the Machinedrum can not

    used for all styles in a config as is. short with effects in the ass, the Machinedrum is

    vraimment off. it is very simple J made the Acquisition of the Machinedrum same time as

    indigo 2 because my intention was clear from the beginning. combine two machine for quality

    beats the personal sound quality. and above all do not you dare give you an opinion

    Listening to the rhythms that come with the machine, it would be the vraimment a waste. must

    vraimment create something on it to realize, especially as the grip is vraimment

    simple, then we need not deprive themselves (the instructions can be downloaded from the manufacturer's website).
    gn m which have the most is the number vraimment too limited pattern, and not mute

    midi controllable, I hope that there will be an update for the control of the famous mute. well

    on the quality of the knobs, I think abuse for that price, shame because the buttons themselves are very

    seem very nice and sturdy like the rest of the machine. j also is considering to change

    the knobs of these four, I think it should be no problem, I hope that it

    be too expensive.
    j I wanted to give my opinion on this machine for I've had enough to read reviews and tests not

    objectives, such as "everything is perfect." mostly magazines specialiss tests, c is not vraimment

    pro as an approach to advise its readers, I remember keyboards magazine (and others)

    ny saying that he had nothing to say, the price of the machine we would like to test more and no pousss

    bias on the part of testers. I wanted more people wanting to make the Acquisition

    vraimment am aware of more and less useful when the vraimment use, and have another

    thing "will be all, c is the ball!" as Counsel. in fact, that s not becaufe the

    Machinedrum is that of other BAR n have ever done, that we must pass the sponge over his faults. BAR

    Luxury? ok, so let's be demanding to the end.
    During my first few uses, I confess that I've had a hard time sleeping. J had the impression of being

    deu for good, ca m've done pinball. but my opinion quickly changed once I understood

    What was the vraimment a Machinedrum, once I understood his philosophy and how it was

    intended, and especially from the time or day I started working vraimment sounds, I j

    understood the power of the machine, and its incredible potential cratif. s it is put to her and agree

    for me and our relationship is very good ;-)
    even when it seems to me unlikely, to be fully deu especially for those making

    electronics. but if for example you want to reproduce the sound like a hip hop the beastie

    boys (acoustic, filthy and not square), go your way, and instead of going to see with BAR

    samples (Electribe SX or MPC).
    do not hesitate to contact me to tell me what you think of my review, and why give

    solutions to overcome some defects. be sure to visit our site too, it is still

    enjoy ;-)
    @ +
    Nikolafve

    www.buch-nikolafeve.com
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  • LsanLsan

    Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1Published on 03/06/05 at 16:09
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    - Midi in / out / thru, six spares outputs, two inputs, headphone output.
    - 4 engines synthse each comprising several basic sounds (46 sounds in total), plus an engine "midi" in sync squenceur for an external device, and two synths sound more minimalist for m lodiques.
    - Sounds have up to 8 paramtres edition, plus an individual effect section, 16 assignable LFOs, effects, reverb / compression / eq / delay in master ...
    - 16 squenceur sounds programmable pattern (type TRx0x) 16 or 32 steps ..., 8 banks of 16 patterns, 128 songs, sysex support for import / export, sync ... in short no live game mode recordable, we only set the pace against the ... by Intgr knobs allow to vary the sound …
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    - Midi in / out / thru, six spares outputs, two inputs, headphone output.
    - 4 engines synthse each comprising several basic sounds (46 sounds in total), plus an engine "midi" in sync squenceur for an external device, and two synths sound more minimalist for m lodiques.
    - Sounds have up to 8 paramtres edition, plus an individual effect section, 16 assignable LFOs, effects, reverb / compression / eq / delay in master ...
    - 16 squenceur sounds programmable pattern (type TRx0x) 16 or 32 steps ..., 8 banks of 16 patterns, 128 songs, sysex support for import / export, sync ... in short no live game mode recordable, we only set the pace against the ... by Intgr knobs allow to vary the sound with a rich ...

    UTILIZATION

    - Copy config gnrale
    - Edition soft sounds trs
    - Manual clear and didactic of all the fawns ® is so simple that we do not use too much digging mninges ... we know it on the bot finger in 2 hours. ..

    SOUNDS

    - Electronic sounds orientation, modern and plutt tending to do things innovative, there are so many possibilities that we can quickly get lost ... I find chouilla numrique however, so must derrire traffic through the preamp to spin a grain analogue.
    - The effects are sometimes questionable: the reverb is average. the drive / distortion not copy plutt cold, reducing bit too got my numrique, etc. ... still the default implementations of numriques modern short a pity ... small multi purpose worthy of the name will not be too ... it is in fact its main limitation, it is an instrument numrique, there is no analogue on-board ...
    - Programming is ultra soft thanks ergonomics, thanks surtou the "Lock parameters" that allows custom settings to change the basic sound for each of not ... (to give an ide simple editing a sound is a little Flut paramtre pattern for each note of the pitch, we end up with an instrument mlodique ...)

    OVERALL OPINION

    Well, this BAR is exemplary in some respects, other questionable ... his main asset is that it is unique, rich, copy some Manir, but limits on some subjective aspects , including mainly the sound, which we will or not adhrer ...

    j'apprcie what above all is its ergonomics and its potential, leaving the others far derrire ... just for the flexibility of squenceur a must ...

    in the end my regret is focused on his own a little numrique this type of machine "contemporary", I was previously a TR707, an R8, soft samplers of drums ... the TR707 was a grain analog I regret normment, it seems that today nobody knows how converters, and it's not far from the only own the brand Elektron ...
    but with a good preamp that derrire Global Warming, colors the sound, has become a dtail, and the possibilities are limitless ...

    it's expensive, but in any case worth its price, all the same ... pity that manufacturers today are no longer able to produce the grain that makes instrumentals Vintage race is always to NEWS ... well, this dernire reflection is that of someone who loves the default sound that brings a unique personality, we mean well ... I'm a fan of mellotron, of asr10, everything that makes the color sound is improper, but having a good brand personality ...
    still the MD, for his qualities, APRS 1 year of use, I always use apprcie and can be ... especially because no one has pushed it as far concept, and that is enough to forget his cel default or plutt its peculiarities ...
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  • Cid2NiceCid2Nice

    Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1Published on 04/11/05 at 08:10
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    - Classic Trio twelve o'clock (in / out / thru) + a pair and 4 Stereo outputs additionnal.
    - Sounds are rows into several families: TRX (rappproche is the roland TR, but not the mules, it is not the purpose of the machine as it is numrique, nothing see ...), E12 (idem, is close to the Emu SP12/1200 without imitating them), EFM (synthetic percussion) and PI (modlisation acoustic). We can also use the tracks in MIDI tracks (this is configured as a sound, we chose to drive on which channel the track instead of choosing a tone). Also three waveforms: sine, pulse (a square made with the hard phases of positive and ngatives is adjustable) and noise.
    - Level effects, we must distinguish the ef…
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    - Classic Trio twelve o'clock (in / out / thru) + a pair and 4 Stereo outputs additionnal.
    - Sounds are rows into several families: TRX (rappproche is the roland TR, but not the mules, it is not the purpose of the machine as it is numrique, nothing see ...), E12 (idem, is close to the Emu SP12/1200 without imitating them), EFM (synthetic percussion) and PI (modlisation acoustic). We can also use the tracks in MIDI tracks (this is configured as a sound, we chose to drive on which channel the track instead of choosing a tone). Also three waveforms: sine, pulse (a square made with the hard phases of positive and ngatives is adjustable) and noise.
    - Level effects, we must distinguish the effects available only on the main exit: compressor, reverb, delay and EQ 2 band. I do not use, I have an external processor. Otherwise, on each track there is a distortion, a bit rducer, a filter and an EQ band.
    - The squenceur dconcertant is easy. His strength: the possibility to block a paramtres not particularly.

    Only BMOL, a pattern can not excder two measures (circumvented with Song mode).

    I would put 10 even when both the sound design possibilities perceived (and others) are great. Personally, I spend hours tweaking a rgal.

    UTILIZATION

    - Extremely simple configuration, visual trs.
    - The edition sounds simple, it ncessite all of the same list of sounds paramtres each port dpart hand, the time to know them all, otherwise, c ' is a function button for the screen.
    - The manual is quite clear and sufficient, if not errors of translation into francs. Nothing dramatic, you understand what am talking about.

    SOUNDS

    - The sound is kind, I should have done (hardtek, tribe). Hardcore looking for big potatoes will love.
    - Sounds are not ralistes is the numrique, and means. Trs not adjust the jungle and all the style that uses sound practitioner. For these types the one he probably prfrera sampler.
    - I do not use the effects of the machines.
    - For expression, particularly squenceur blockages paramtres open large possibilities. But indeed, it is not possible to DCAL sounds fine (well, some have the Settings, but not all).
    - I like the sound of this machine, it knows how many buggers.

    OVERALL OPINION

    - I use it for a year.
    - I love Lock Settings, express the sound that is offered but not least: I Do not press "stop". We can change everything as it rotates, including change from the "song" "pattern".
    - I started with the good old MC 303 (I miss her, sisi I assure you), I continue with the 505, I state as the Korg Electribe (ER1 and EMX), the SPS1 is diffrent (it's a real bar, not a groove of course).
    - Just when CHRE same, but it seems indestructible at the chassis, it's tolle. I say not as much on the knobs, but it is currently.
    - I feel comfortable again, if I have not sold after a year is that I like it (in principle, has not last as long if I was not like ^ ^ ).

    DEFINITIONS, this machine 10/10.
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  • Anonymous

    Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1Published on 07/29/05 at 03:01
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    Separate output level is the top
    the sounds are editable via PC, and sound synthesis in
    Indeed sections
    sequencer fun, fast

    UTILIZATION

    The manual is clear, the configuration is very playful, good ergonomics (I tested the other bar and is far ahead at this level)

    SOUNDS

    The sounds are very cool, digital, to make fisherspooner, or German tech is good,
    but otherwise ho hum
    metallic sound effects, but the expression and dynamic but not warm

    in sound with a little compression to the master and a small delay gives sounds interesting

    OVERALL OPINION

    I used it for 6 months

    the ergonomics + .. very good sequencer for live .. it's comfortable, design …
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    Separate output level is the top
    the sounds are editable via PC, and sound synthesis in
    Indeed sections
    sequencer fun, fast

    UTILIZATION

    The manual is clear, the configuration is very playful, good ergonomics (I tested the other bar and is far ahead at this level)

    SOUNDS

    The sounds are very cool, digital, to make fisherspooner, or German tech is good,
    but otherwise ho hum
    metallic sound effects, but the expression and dynamic but not warm

    in sound with a little compression to the master and a small delay gives sounds interesting

    OVERALL OPINION

    I used it for 6 months

    the ergonomics + .. very good sequencer for live .. it's comfortable, design ..

    the - the price too expensive marketing ... "electron", the sound just too cold and metallic
    quality / prix.....elle left to become a collector's item ... but nothing vaud a TR909 heat
    parcontre ergonomics is great .. it's high-end
    I tried a rs7000, a mc909 .. all different and less convenient

    go for a soft reaktor as digital sound or a true presence TR909

    with the experience I would do not have that choice,
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  • leonskileonski

    Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1Published on 09/21/05 at 14:27
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    Well I can not believe the connection.
    spontaneity of a sequencer at the top and at the same time obvious to a BAR.
    The Bécanne seems unstoppable in its robust and compact design.

    UTILIZATION

    Very easy to use. For tout.Rapide, efficient, logical.

    SOUNDS

    Unlike what I read below, the sounds are not that cold, just turn the right button ...
    BAR is the big gap between the electrominimale German (I do not like) and very big sound. She can do anything.
    Even (and especially) of enormous kicks (it's true some stopping at the presets have not included).
    I see no inconveniant such use of the English or the deep break.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Enormous, become indisp…
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    Well I can not believe the connection.
    spontaneity of a sequencer at the top and at the same time obvious to a BAR.
    The Bécanne seems unstoppable in its robust and compact design.

    UTILIZATION

    Very easy to use. For tout.Rapide, efficient, logical.

    SOUNDS

    Unlike what I read below, the sounds are not that cold, just turn the right button ...
    BAR is the big gap between the electrominimale German (I do not like) and very big sound. She can do anything.
    Even (and especially) of enormous kicks (it's true some stopping at the presets have not included).
    I see no inconveniant such use of the English or the deep break.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Enormous, become indispensable to me.
    Before, I had a jomox xbase 09 who had a lot deu.

    Since I, the rhythm became an asset in my music. (House / deephouse)

    I concede, however, which is expensive.
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  • zooomzooom

    Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1Published on 01/08/07 at 08:44
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    See above I believe that everything has been described.

    UTILIZATION

    Use logical and relatively simple.

    SOUNDS

    Sound synthesis = = = electro electro electro music =

    OVERALL OPINION

    It is true that the elektron is become a little machine has some fashion advice from some who are quick to say buy that for musics elektro dechire.Et, yes ca ca can rip only ca do not alone, as you listen to the preset program and facility have patern is not afraid because it sounds a nail has to ask who was discharged as a selection when have known that this bar is supposed to be ream the majority of your top programming rythmique.Et much to reassure prospective buyers may have so…
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    See above I believe that everything has been described.

    UTILIZATION

    Use logical and relatively simple.

    SOUNDS

    Sound synthesis = = = electro electro electro music =

    OVERALL OPINION

    It is true that the elektron is become a little machine has some fashion advice from some who are quick to say buy that for musics elektro dechire.Et, yes ca ca can rip only ca do not alone, as you listen to the preset program and facility have patern is not afraid because it sounds a nail has to ask who was discharged as a selection when have known that this bar is supposed to be ream the majority of your top programming rythmique.Et much to reassure prospective buyers may have so do great things with this machine but you have to spend time, as has already been said above feel free to link with other machine in the ass like for example the effects and sequences. + eg the lock on system where you can edit and transform each element are alike without any relief for the complex rhythms and precise at this price it ' Was indispensable.
    side effect bof reverb and distortion really mean score editions pretty well, placement of knobs super annoying too close especially as have the habit and have wanted to go vite.j 'wishes would ramdon function (for the sequence available on electribe etc. ..) that could give chaos interresting especially for the series of sounds in the background for the program, a function would have been the solo welcome, especially as in play mode when the need to use the mute. that channel 4 MIDI?
    This machine can sound daunting to those who know how to use filters which are used to set the pace for those who want it to sound right away go your way unless you really love to spend time or that you like vraimnet such sounds.
    they do it again despite many flaws I buy it back because I do not have bars that and what I really complementary. something or you would not disappoint it will be really the sound of a precision remarquable.ou I deeply regret it for not having bought the sps-1uw the big sister that allows to sample and to use the fully sequenced good enough at any point of view.
    rating price is too expensive that's for, so think carefully before buying, as another bar less and less kind might suffice.
    Board of friends try before you start.
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  • julienvoirinjulienvoirin

    Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1Published on 09/13/07 at 15:09
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    Asymtriques Audio outputs (unbalanced).
    Otherwise all else t say.

    UTILIZATION

    Basic use as any standard rate. As against the production of sounds (synthesis) requires quite a helping hand, and exprience.
    Manuel just dat now, no in French. (MESI has translated incomprhensible but it looks like aa t done by a machine). Check out the latest from the OS to see the new features (readme file). Read the latest manual date, there are new things for gniaux squenceur!
    Otherwise sequencer super, super intuitive, fast, cratif. Good song mode too. BCAN for a really cool to create.

    {Edit}: locks the parameters are not transmitted when the SONG mode included in the patterns jous; c'est…
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    Asymtriques Audio outputs (unbalanced).
    Otherwise all else t say.

    UTILIZATION

    Basic use as any standard rate. As against the production of sounds (synthesis) requires quite a helping hand, and exprience.
    Manuel just dat now, no in French. (MESI has translated incomprhensible but it looks like aa t done by a machine). Check out the latest from the OS to see the new features (readme file). Read the latest manual date, there are new things for gniaux squenceur!
    Otherwise sequencer super, super intuitive, fast, cratif. Good song mode too. BCAN for a really cool to create.

    {Edit}: locks the parameters are not transmitted when the SONG mode included in the patterns jous; c'estt damage and Gnant but a little trick controurne the problem.

    SOUNDS

    Its electro trs, trs and also bar so we look good. Also be somewhat simple, but the acoustic sounds synthetic formulation. Through the effects, good engines synthse.
    By no Veloci against the sequencer (connect Akai pads;))
    Huge potato, very big kick in the ass with a compressor! It's not the pace Bontempi box!
    Forget the presets patterns, some sounds are good but overall has given way want to believe, a show can go jusqu'o synthse engine.
    {Edit}: The DMOS carrment the UW is much better quality, cost

    OVERALL OPINION

    Used for 8 months, I love it! Bought new, has hurt the portfolio. Hours of the run, I never arrested. The best is its sequencer, its look, its robustness, its lowest difficulty the edit (whatever with the habit after two months ...). Report quality lev price a bit but it's not made in China (made in Estonia).
    Buy it again? hmm hard to say now that there Jomox 999. But I prfrer the Machinedrum XBase09 because the more complete and better sequencer. (And certainly not just BD, Snare, HH). J'hsite enter the UW.

    {Edit} I pass in the UW and its adcuple possibility of a radical fawn. The investment is worth it.
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  • bojo38bojo38

    Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1Published on 08/10/08 at 07:19
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    All specifications are easily
    available. We appreciate the separate outputs, brushed aluminum design,
    quality effects, the possibility to treat an external source.
    We can find the sound bank limited. Some would have liked more
    of MIDI connectors.

    UTILIZATION

    The great strength of the machine, and fortunately for non-English speakers (manual
    Found in French) is its ease of use. Getting started
    is very simple, we toured the possibilities for use. Probably
    best machine for those who want to start (and can risk
    to put the price).

    SOUNDS

    The sounds are quite convincing. For me, the sound bank remains despite
    any smaller, but is offset by the endless possib…
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    All specifications are easily
    available. We appreciate the separate outputs, brushed aluminum design,
    quality effects, the possibility to treat an external source.
    We can find the sound bank limited. Some would have liked more
    of MIDI connectors.

    UTILIZATION

    The great strength of the machine, and fortunately for non-English speakers (manual
    Found in French) is its ease of use. Getting started
    is very simple, we toured the possibilities for use. Probably
    best machine for those who want to start (and can risk
    to put the price).

    SOUNDS

    The sounds are quite convincing. For me, the sound bank remains despite
    any smaller, but is offset by the endless possibilities of
    modification. The fine adjustment (voltage kick skins, settings of charlet ...)
    allow to leave the drums an incredible realism. Effects assignable to each
    can track and more effectively address the lack of overall heat
    that we can find (for a normal Swedish ...).
    I found, as part of a live performance, lack of responsiveness and accuracy of the knobs and keys tracks especially during mute.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Machine that I use for six months and I like vriament for simplicity.
    I think it lacks:
    strecth a pitch (like on the old RM1X my good sir),
    patterns that can run on more than 32 not 64 it would not be luxury,
    of notches halfway on portards,
    and a quantization unit time of knobs (1, 1 / 2, 1 / 4 etc ...) as the electribe, instead of the classic 0-127 of the machine).
    Watch out for hackers and cradeurs its distal fan, if you can really make sounds grimey, twisted, long, swirling, rotate at the same time on multiple tracks of a pattern saturates the overall sound quite significantly, even compressor with a good butt.
    For me this machine is a studio machine, given its limitations of live game, and a machine-oriented rather non-electro. Its interest lies mainly in the delicacy of acoustic sound settings as I mentioned above.
    The machine safisfera majgré all probably full composers of minimal tech, house and dub, and even drum 'n bass. To forget the hard tek.
    The price is still high for the possibilities. At this price, why not opt ​​for a MC 808, which will have the advantage of having a section of synths and samples ...

    To summarize: studio, not boom-boom Cracra.
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  • C13303C13303

    Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1Published on 01/24/10 at 04:41
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    I'll just some details because the list is too long!

    Everything is relatively top, here are two that I made a very intensive use, it's simple, it has become an extension of myself. THE bar studio, very versatile for aficionados of synthesized sounds. Minimal electro, acid house, hardcore industrial, beat question, she stands to death.

    It is a machine which should please those who like a bit more complex their rhythm. Side tweaking, I am particularly a fan of the custom step by step (each step can be fully parameterized uniquely! It is in synthesis, effects ..) not to mention the LFO to swing over, this machine is completely unique to my knowledge, only one computer rivals such potenti…
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    I'll just some details because the list is too long!

    Everything is relatively top, here are two that I made a very intensive use, it's simple, it has become an extension of myself. THE bar studio, very versatile for aficionados of synthesized sounds. Minimal electro, acid house, hardcore industrial, beat question, she stands to death.

    It is a machine which should please those who like a bit more complex their rhythm. Side tweaking, I am particularly a fan of the custom step by step (each step can be fully parameterized uniquely! It is in synthesis, effects ..) not to mention the LFO to swing over, this machine is completely unique to my knowledge, only one computer rivals such potential crazy! I see it as a futuristic robot, with a big pure sound and solid.

    An almost perfect néobar .. if that was its incorporation of shit. Very nice metal and red screen, like a lot. But the knobs, name names .. it's a Rolls engine in a Lada plastic rotten! Is the m *********!

    UTILIZATION

    Top, intuitive, a true happiness except the knobs are pourraves. So, the big big flaw of this machine.
    In fact I'm pretty disappointed, unlike Japanese indestructible, this bar is expensive each time I go out to play - not like it damp heat. It can even make it bugger. I ended up pots and I fart a good galley to fix it. SO! I'd say it's a machine that is made to stay in the studio.

    Do not abuse and it can last a lifetime! It's not bad quality but it is frankly not sturdy (you can feel the fragility alone turning knobs)

    SOUNDS

    Honest, pure, in a kind of perfect digital theory, yes, the sound is cold and metallic and basically it's not what I look - that said, there are so many possibilities that quickly finds what you want .
    It is true that the integrated filter is not tip top, it means very digital. A small analog filter inside, like the old Roland, would have made a monster beauty! That said, there is nothing to add yourself to the desired output instruments (kick, toms, snare). And then, power is combined with the heat! This is my personal little recipe ...

    So it is quite special and ready for experiments. Autechre fans (I am) can enjoy with it.

    OVERALL OPINION

    It is expensive but it is understandable. I hesitate to buy me a new one (because mine is damaged), and I would not take the sampler (UW) with as it stands like this, although it should be interesting to put the samples in all its effects.

    Used regularly for 2 years, I remain completely in love.
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