M.F.B. MFB-502

M.F.B. MFB-502

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MFB-502, Drum Machine from M.F.B..

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  • Manufacturer: M.F.B.
  • Model: MFB-502
  • Category: Drum Machines
  • Added in our database on: 04/29/2003

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M.F.B. MFB-502 user reviews

Average Score:4.0( 4/5 based on 4 reviews )
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Fokin's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

M.F.B. MFB-502
What connections (audio, MIDI ...)?
- External plug for the transformer that is provided.
- Output Stereo mini-jack Stereo!
- Output spares for BD / SD / CY / HH on mini-jacks!

While eight instruments: BD-SD-HC-TT-CY-BO-OH-HH

+ The switches knobs and other requirements: tempo, song, rhythm, fill, on / off ...

For BMD bte


Configuration gnrale Is it easy?
- Trs simple but need little fingers because of the size of mini-knobs on each instrument.

The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
- If you speak German then yes, otherwise go to the site for the English VERSION:


Sound quality
- Sounds analos WDM quality (the strength of 502)

The sounds they agree your style of music?
- Yes, all good for my style (like 80's new wave ...)

Are ralistes?
- Uh no, but that's not what I want.

The effects are they effective and responsive?
- There is no

What are the sounds you prfrez, you dtest? ...
- All instruments are convincing if it's your style!


How long have you use it?
- 1 week so I plan paufiner notice the opportunity.

What is the particular feature you like best and least?

"+": The sounds and the price (190 EUR, shipping included).

"-" Output format mini-jack (I'm furious) and ct toy of the small format (+ / - 18 * 12 * 4 cm) and knobs (from that of tempo) that are limit laughable.

Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
- Specially not, say I tried many dj BAR these last years.

How do you report qualitprix?
- Excellent but there are empty concessions: ct cheap although the product is properly assembled.

Exprience with, you will do again this choice? ...
- Yes, certainly, but a big black mark on the output mini-jacks.

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

M.F.B. MFB-502
Just a note:
The report sounds quality / price is unbeatable (it is a true analog bwata, no samples of shit fiddle) has the personality (I find the Korg sounds close but it Minipops plutt a compliment) and is carried in the pocket of the coat without problem ...
For cons: it's a box in plastoc not of the same 20 cm ct (question build tank that holds 20 years live weekly fawn roland could use some work), the knobs are easy to read with a microscope and handled with forceps body foreigners small, in real time the edition is as simple as trying to fly Concorde (supports long, shift key, two pressing button, etc, L HELL !)...

Clearly if you are looking for a box scne looking for another one (unless the drive with something else but if you have the $ $ to buy a 16-QAM, you have a box for under 500) but if you want a bricolette that sounds good and is not CHRE is what you need ...







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

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7 is for the mini-jacks ...


Simple configuration.
Sound editing is very limited ... A little more noise for the SD (snare) and a larger pitch would not be the luxury ...
Manuel clear.


The sounds are wonderful.
Of course, these are not those of a 808 but they have this beautiful grain from analog ... normal, since it is analog.
Personally, I find it a treat.


Q / P very good.
I love the sounds.
I do not like mini-jacks, mini buttons, mini-minis ...
I am obliged to repeat that choice! No sub for a 808!

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

M.F.B. MFB-502
Features already discussed, in summary:

_Midi In - Output (mini jack) Stereo + BD + SD + + CY HH

_In All 14 sounds together in groups 7 Edition (accents that boost the volume where you put them). Complete list: Low Kick, Kick Hi, Low Snare, Hi Snare, Short Hand Clap, Hand Clap Long, Low Tom, Mid Tom, Hi Tom, Low Bongo, Bongo Hi, Cymbal, Open Hat, Closed Hat.

_Séquenceur Simple and intuitive, as long as we take the trouble to read the user manual (available in English on the manufacturer's website).

If you decide to buy, I recommend to do at a professional (or make them yourself if you can) 4 or 5 cable mini-plug (1 / 8) plug in "normal" (1 / 4). This is what I did and it allows for lots of possibilities, especially if you have any effects on your console (or reverb in your effects loop) add reverb to see the delay on instruments of your choice, separate EQ, etc..


_The Configuration is fairly simple. We must spend time on it, get to know the sounds & the reactions of each setting.
_The Book is nickel, as I said before you'll find in English on the manufacturer's website (Anglophobe? Stop the music when, in fact even stop to breathe XD).

Allow me to copy and paste what I wrote on the forum about a problem apparently related to the stereo: I bought a mini-plug stereo cable, and when I plugged my console (obviously the input is mono, finally I think it's because of that) I had no hand claps! Just a little sound that seemed to come from afar Then I plugged one of my mini-plug cable to plug big (I did make especially for this boiboite) and then magically, I have the hand claps! ... but the bongos! Such a small sound that comes from far away ... short, I do not care I will not use the bongos, but it's boring anyway.

The points that I removed to this problem, I added a super opportunity: edit the patterns in real time! Of course this requires the use of patterns programmed in the sequencer. Live, too excellent! Example: from a simple 4 beat kicks, then add to as and when the snares, hats, etc., in short, it's really nickel. Requires an understanding of the sequencer before launching, but it's worth it to spend the time it takes.


_The Sounds ideal for my style of music (which is not defined but it will be crazy, in fact, the question is: do you like the sounds, and the answer is obviously yes head node, I have not slammed 200 euros in if I did not like the sounds). Demos are easily found on the net.

_The Kicks are huge. The snares, such a treat (okay it's true that a little more noise would have been nice). The hats are very good, too bad they have fewer adjustments than other sounds. The hand claps do not sound at all like the hand claps, but it will be crazy, they offer a good alternative to the snares! Toms, I love them, as the cymbal (with a max of decay, the attack to a minimum and at the same time as the snare, it's mind-blowing).

Its pure analog, pure happiness.


_I Got it not long ago and I love it already
_This I love most: the songs, it goes without saying. What I like least: to quibble, some details: it souflotte a bit I think, no MIDI Out / Thru, no decay and not enough noise on the snare, not pitch for the hat, it does not the coffee, okay it's good, it's a great instrument.
_The Value for money is excellent (I paid less than 170 euros + postage new Thomann)
_Est I remake this choice? Absolutely. Sound for a very reasonable price.

Brief conclusion: you are looking for an analog drum machine that have a fully customizable PUR SON, with Midi and for a reasonable price? So you are getting;)

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