Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1 MKII

Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1 MKII

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

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Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1 MKII tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Elektron
  • Model: Machinedrum SPS-1 MKII
  • Series: Machinedrum
  • Category: Drum Machines
  • Added in our database on: 11/13/2007

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Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1 MKII user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 6 reviews )
 5 reviews83 %

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

Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1 MKII
Bote ryhtme of synthesis, 16 multitimbral parts: Machinedrum has 16 slots machine (a machine is equivalent a synth), each with its own parameters ddition. The machines are of several types, we find the complete list in the doc. If a majority of them have more are synths, others allow contrler of parameters (noon, effects etc).
- Midi in / out / thru, 6 spares outputs, two coming in, headphone out.
- Sounds have up to 8 parameters of edition, plus individual effect section, 16 assignable LFO, effects reverb / compression / eq / delay in master ...
- Squenceur per pattern (type TRx0x) 16 64 steps / 8 banks of 16 patterns, 128 songs, sysex support for import / export, syncro ....
- THE big plus: the lock system of parameters that can be set for each step of the parameters squenceur DIFFERENT values, for each machine! Like a automation software on a sequencer but 10 times stronger and 10 times more ergonomic!


The machine is very accompagnedune complte and didactic literature. The handling is done in no time: many functions are directly accessible thanks to the buttons in facade (or via a type of shift key) interface is clear, logical operation. In the use, the Machinedrum is quickly reveals very addictive because it is solid, beautifully clear and programmable in real time without ever having intrompre reading. At the level of Safeguards, yet this is very simple and undo functions are prvues for false manipulation.


As BAR synthesis, the Machinedrum covers an unlimited sonic palette. Biensur it takes time dapprivoisement to choose the right machine based on sound lon wants to create. But in the same idea order, can often work alaveuglette dobtenir incredible sounds: a snare that becomes a kick, a kick that turns into perceived in space, in a modulated clap hit hat short an endless journey into the musical creation! The rglages are very thin and have to be careful to get THE sound slap and all parameters are important: Parameter EQ modulate with a sawtooth LFO combined another LFO Exponential may seem unnecessary but you nevertheless will give unimaginable dune kick pronfondeur! So do not hsiter to experiment, to grind the machine in all directions, she hides relatively well his game to departure;-)


I am the User for about 6 months. Before lacqurir, I developed my rhythm on Drumatic (freeware) and Microtonic (software that is closest to the philosophy of Machinedrum). Jai BAR invested in this hardware because I mennuyais dordinateur before my guts ... I quickly realized quen more to gain pleasure of use, my songs became much more personal, less presets. It is possible to biensur dobtenir of interesting things with the software but it is years of Enlightenment power dune Machinedrum!
Prices pratiqus by Elektron dcourage in more than one but know that this company is headed by passionate that have created a unique instrument. Linvestissement worth!

jouks's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A great Swedish"

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As already mentioned by other users, it is a specific ergonomics Elektron, once past the required period of ownership is very intuitive.
The manual is very clear, there is a French version that drags on the net.

It is a pleasure to compose beats on this bike. Welcome to the world of creating rhythm ensembles. Synthesizers (digital drums) offer opportunities may not be endless, but close enough anyway, to produce sounds. Sequencer powerful and precise, never, or very rarely, crash.
One, the sequencer and the other synthesis kits provide a powerful tool and pleasurable. For those who love looking for her, in a digital environment, it is hours of fun renewed.


This is the question to consider before purchasing. Especially do not rely on demos supplied with is misleading (rather light and atmosphere of a vendor demo at your local music store).
The sound is digital. This is not a criticism, it is a fact that I greatly appreciate. After it is a matter of taste and sound practice. Moreover, there must be on the forum MD ongoing discussion about art and how to accommodate the MD with analog filters. Well ... why not.
Do not imagine it still does not ring. It produces very respectable kicks. Well, it is not a Jomox, and I do not rely on large old home and Téaire uisanghuit neufsangneuf.
Moreover, the effects can grind sound. In the end, perhaps the central tool and single (why not) in your studio.


I used 5 years and I sold it to buy the MD UW. I'm a fan of the Swedish.
To stay on the MD, it can stand on its own. The sequencer and triglocks make a machine with a potential for creating boggles the mind. This is not a simple drum machine. Real long, very long nights and then grind to play. Because it is primarily a vehicle for Live. Too bad it does not work with batteries, in nature or in a car it would be broke.
The drum machine and groove box, I had (Korg, Roland, Boss, Jomox). I loved them all for their qualities. I have almost all sold. However, if I have to go with a machine (or two) on a desert island, I am certainly this one.

ANANDEVA's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" almost perfect!"

Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1 MKII
Solid machine, responsive, ergonomic and thought to Live.
MIDI classical trio + 6 separate outputs (TRS) + 1 IN
I regret that there was not eight separate outputs.
Not need a publisher, is created on the fly;
The Machinedrum embeds several synthesis engines, each summary is sufficient, without more.


That is well thought out, is that you can create a track dedicated to real-time control of all other machines (a how Ableton, create a mapping)
The very least, and no update planned apparently, is that this is the first time I see a sequencer or can not use an odd number of step, that is 8, 16, 32 64 or worse and that's all! it cools me when I realized it and I wanted to go to the DSI Tempest.
For those who pilot via a DAW, no pb.
In the manual, it's almost perfect because I have not found a recent French ...
Otherwise, complete MIDI implementation in full.


The sounds are very distinctive, we can highlight the good things and it hits hard!
I used to make Deep Techno with both round kicks, powerful and also sorts of percussive fx is quite subtle and also happiness. If you want sounds more realistic for some cymbal or congas eg, it must be accompanied by a sampler (for me it is E4XT E-Mu and is the top)
It is also perfect for creating these sequences and drums kits on the fly, without stopping the playback, it goes fast and goes away. 2-position knobs are a feast for the roughing phase created more spontaneous and refine a 2nd time settings by pressing it.
Another strong point, you can create an in-house automation for the entire sequence or step. Ableton should take a leaf! on the other hand it does not transmit MIDI, what a pity ...
Level effects, I regret that we can not use them for separate outputs ... yet a strange design choice!
It takes time, like most instruments, but when it gets stuck for good and hard work comes a time when it grooves, it becomes musical and magical.


I use it for a few years. I suggest you at least MK2 MK1 because the power supply is rotten, I had too much bp and separate outputs are TRS on the second model.
Before I had the Waldorf RackAttack, not intended for real-time time but the synthesis and the sound was fantastic. Later, I would like to have the Tempest)
This is a very very good machine typed enough. There qq misunderstanding in design as its limitations in the sequencer and the inability to transfer the internal MIDI automation. Why are they useless effects for separate outputs??? (Which I have liked, either the number of 8)
I do not regret my choice. This is a great machine, one of the best without a doubt. It is reliable and very quick. When I get it all in my converter, is the only machine I have lower levels internally to avoid saturation!
guillaume G01/15/2013

guillaume G's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" sequencer hair"

Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1 MKII
16 tracks, hand out an output (a / B) and 4 output (C / D / E / F) section without effect.
audio input
The sequencer is the centerpiece of this machine is a delight with p.locks.
By against the effects are average in my opinion, (reverb / delay / comp) edited a little like a emx 1. Central part to edit the effect applicable to all the tracks where you can only edit the volume effect.
The choice between 4 modules synthesis and midi out for each track.


English manual
editing sounds tedious in my opinion (you must navigate through the menus to switch from one to another synthesis (4 total) for each tracks, and only 8 knobs on three levels.
for those seeking ease of editing a korg emx eg GO YOUR WAY.
This machine is not a toy. .


The original sounds are pretty cool.
Against it by sounds of thunder has provided to the various tracks among layer
with the use of the compressor.
But we spend too much time on editing and not enough on the game in my opinion.


I had all korgs (electribes) between the fingers,
compared the MD sounds much better but much less fun to jam and play live.Seul its sequencer is the level of play.
For those who like to edit this is the machine for you.

I sold it after 6 months for his only regret sequencer.
If Elektron has come out a machine designed solely for sequencing, I go eyes closed.

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