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  • Anonymous

    M.F.B. MFB-522Published on 08/28/14 at 02:16
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    Midi: in
    Audio: 4 x mono out (kick, SD / RS, Clap, HH
    1 x stereo out
    No effect.
    11 instruments available (BD / SD / RS / CLP / TT / CGS / CB / CL / CYM / HH editable via the interface.
    Step by step sequencer, read or not: COOL!
    .


    UTILIZATION

    General configuration very simple, at least on the issue because all the settings are under the fingers.
    Few keystrokes provide access to certain settings or certain functions (choice of midi channel, synchronization mode, additional sounds etc. ..)

    SOUNDS

    Sounds right for my use. Realistically, a machine of this caliber at this price, it's totally unexpected, especially considering the sound quality of each instrum…
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    Midi: in
    Audio: 4 x mono out (kick, SD / RS, Clap, HH
    1 x stereo out
    No effect.
    11 instruments available (BD / SD / RS / CLP / TT / CGS / CB / CL / CYM / HH editable via the interface.
    Step by step sequencer, read or not: COOL!
    .


    UTILIZATION

    General configuration very simple, at least on the issue because all the settings are under the fingers.
    Few keystrokes provide access to certain settings or certain functions (choice of midi channel, synchronization mode, additional sounds etc. ..)

    SOUNDS

    Sounds right for my use. Realistically, a machine of this caliber at this price, it's totally unexpected, especially considering the sound quality of each instrument. While it's true that rolls a "ambiance" TR808 (flirting with Drexciya soon), but this little machine a strong character of its own, which expels the pompous clan of "clones". This is a drum that has its sonic character and very little fault that level. Cleaner than volca beats, more versatile too, the sound is really fat. In a mix it is eye catching and respect (in prods uncharged acids such as tracks of Chevel for example) or ask the atmosphere (as in the prod Galaxians or severe groove 707 which is one of the pillars of their sound, if we set aside the synthesizers that are also fantastic, but I'm HS).
    Personally, I use separate outputs whose level is more than honest. I ts route the instrument except bass drum to a buss powered by a big tube preamp: guaranteed income, this is where I Pité I will keep this machine for quite some time.
    In detail: the kick is really cool, a long decay be obtained for little prods to RUN DMC or Cybotron. We also get a little kick drum all light. Again, saw the second kick drum drier!
    The Snare Drum is great too, its almost tomtomesque a snare rolandèsque very crispy, many things are possible and it is very powerful (I compress slightly in DP4). Rim it is a little light in terms of adjustability (just the volume), but it is present in the mix.
    The Clap is fantastic, it can be super super hot, fat, skinny, minimal, maximal, short, long. Super! Although seen as the "second" clap, drier ..
    Tom-toms and congas are also very successful, we can not use them at the same time in a pattern but can still live together if they do not share the same pitch. Note that afternoon, the two are intrigues by the same score, the less cool but not insurmountable. Setting the tone will be for all three toms or congas.
    The Cowbell Clave and also shares the same keys, so not possible to make them sound in mm time but a good time as a cowbell in mm clave I do not see much use anyway!
    The cowbell is nice on little Detuner and suddenly get a sound a bit obscure. It was also access to a setting of decay for this cowbell. The sound of slave has a fixed quickly so we limited but again he slams well frequency. The cymbal is present and can also serve as hats, but I find more anecdotal. Note that the tune knob cymbal is shared by cowbell and HH, not silly insofar as when one is tune to the song, the rest follows, but we would have liked to choose.
    The Hats are very useful, very sweet and crystalline something very bold they can be used in many situations.

    You have probably gathered, I'm totally crazy about this bike, yet it's not my only analog drum machine. She has a special place in my set up.

    Although the individual outputs (or so) are, in my opinion, a must when in a separate outputs péamp we go, it changes very much the situation.

    The machine is not completely silent, but is much much cleaner than Volca Beats. (But dirtier, any action taken as larger machines like jomox and roland).
    Panning of instruments in stereo-out mode is not silly at all, on the contrary I find it much thought.
    With a well measured reverb, the atmosphere very boogie funk 80s ca obtained a hit well and is very fonkyé!

    In a previous opinion it says it is not apparent from a mix, this is something with which I am not totally disagree, I find quickly in its place, but I pass by in a dual preamp, AC has to come from there :)

    A note on my copy, the cowbell generates a slight noise even when not intrigue.

    OVERALL OPINION

    The feature I like least is the position of the on / off button for the shot very poorly thought out, false manipulations are very vites arrivals, especially in a concert. The plastic case is horrible, it's the price to pay for a sonically very successful machine, but the floor price.
    It lacks the basic copy / paste functions, which proves cruel when you wish to program patterns with just Peites variations. But again, did you see the price, Lilly?
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  • Cruise CastilloCruise Castillo

    Honest

    M.F.B. MFB-522Published on 06/26/14 at 09:31
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    UTILIZATION

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    SOUNDS

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    OVERALL OPINION

    Honest for the price ...

    It would be unfair to criticize the features or even building, insofar MFB keeps its promises at all levels. Its creators describe it unreservedly as a "808 poor" since the release of their tanzbar, it's pretty realistic.
    Defects and advantages of the interface are visible at first glance, almost. The knobs, large enough to be handled, are really small long. Programming is not odd and even learns a wink. Access to the programming tracks "shared" and "short" versions is only one or two keystrokes close. For toms / congas against by it gets a …
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    UTILIZATION

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    SOUNDS

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    OVERALL OPINION

    Honest for the price ...

    It would be unfair to criticize the features or even building, insofar MFB keeps its promises at all levels. Its creators describe it unreservedly as a "808 poor" since the release of their tanzbar, it's pretty realistic.
    Defects and advantages of the interface are visible at first glance, almost. The knobs, large enough to be handled, are really small long. Programming is not odd and even learns a wink. Access to the programming tracks "shared" and "short" versions is only one or two keystrokes close. For toms / congas against by it gets a little boring, but it's still acceptable because three toms are better than one.
    The sequencer offers three levels of swing (why not ...), a variation ("Fill") and especially the ability to change patterns on the fly while rocking reading to writing. No chaining pattern on the other hand, aside from "Song" mode. The main stereo output offers a panoramic investment instruments quite correct and separate outputs (who actually deserves to exist for a device of this price) allow the whims of each on a console or after recording. The output level is not very high but reaches 0 dB - not enough to get a rimshot for a "trigger out". Level / noise ratio is okay at best. Power "slim" but quite cheap is probably not unrelated.
    It is in tones that sound purists Roland remain fairly quickly on their hunger and this is where the low price is justified. Soon they find themselves without power to escape like comparing not a forgery, but an original product and its substitution "discount". A spread with hazelnuts, soda cola "American taste" ... It looks like "broadly" to 808, and again ... no more. Once mixed, the sounds clearly have less presence and a little irritated by their slender side, although some have still their own character. However, in situations with high volume sounds quite fulfill their role (analog .... BAR), and quite effectively, including kick and impressive decay ... Stay in good faith :)
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  • shyplayshyplay

    M.F.B. MFB-522Published on 03/05/14 at 08:10
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    * What connection (audio, MIDI ...)

    Four mono mini jack output for kick, anre, clap and hh. Hand output stereo mini jack. MIDI input

    * He Has an effects section?

    Not



    New analog instruments, a good sequencer

    UTILIZATION

    * The general configuration is it simple?

    Yes

    * The manual is clear and sufficient?

    German only

    * Editing sounds and effects is it easy?

    Yes

    SOUNDS

    * The sounds they suit your style of music?

    Yes

    * Are they realistic?

    They are analog

    * The expression is good? (Reaction velocity, aftertouch)?

    Yes

    * What are the sounds you prefer, you hate?

    + Kicker is truly beautiful in my eyes. HH are cool and claps is gr…
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    * What connection (audio, MIDI ...)

    Four mono mini jack output for kick, anre, clap and hh. Hand output stereo mini jack. MIDI input

    * He Has an effects section?

    Not



    New analog instruments, a good sequencer

    UTILIZATION

    * The general configuration is it simple?

    Yes

    * The manual is clear and sufficient?

    German only

    * Editing sounds and effects is it easy?

    Yes

    SOUNDS

    * The sounds they suit your style of music?

    Yes

    * Are they realistic?

    They are analog

    * The expression is good? (Reaction velocity, aftertouch)?

    Yes

    * What are the sounds you prefer, you hate?

    + Kicker is truly beautiful in my eyes. HH are cool and claps is great

    - Toms, congas, claves, cymbal too typed 808 in a little cheap

    OVERALL OPINION

    * How long have you use it?

    1 months

    * Did you try many other models before buying it?

    Not a lot, I used samples and fell in love kick mfb sampled (in EZ Drummer). When it comes to buy a BAR, I did not hesitate for this reason. And I was not disappointed.

    * What is the particular feature you like best and least?

    + Kick

    - Building a little cheap and not very pretty object

    * How would you rate the quality / price?

    Very good

    * With experience, you do again this choice?

    Yes
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  • SynetixSynetix

    This is not a clone of the 808

    M.F.B. MFB-522Published on 08/08/11 at 12:21
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    1x MIDI in ...
    + 1 hand out 4separate mono 3.5mm jack connection

    UTILIZATION

    Simple enough programming to enter notes on the odd resolution of 16 you have to press another.

    where the foot is twelve o'clock c programming via external sequencer ... This machine adopts the vellocité;))

    The groove of the box is nice and slightly unstable

    SOUNDS

    The clap is great ... Metal + aggressive + reverb;)
    The tuning of the cowbell is really great
    Toms similar to the 808
    The hats do not have the heat of the 808 they made various tt

    It sounds 808 but with more PCBS atck perfect for the abstract and minimal electronic pure

    OVERALL OPINION

    qq time now since I…
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    1x MIDI in ...
    + 1 hand out 4separate mono 3.5mm jack connection

    UTILIZATION

    Simple enough programming to enter notes on the odd resolution of 16 you have to press another.

    where the foot is twelve o'clock c programming via external sequencer ... This machine adopts the vellocité;))

    The groove of the box is nice and slightly unstable

    SOUNDS

    The clap is great ... Metal + aggressive + reverb;)
    The tuning of the cowbell is really great
    Toms similar to the 808
    The hats do not have the heat of the 808 they made various tt

    It sounds 808 but with more PCBS atck perfect for the abstract and minimal electronic pure

    OVERALL OPINION

    qq time now since I do not use it fully ... For the time being I lent to a friend ... The I-mode Drum Machine .. Kick the fat I already miss it really is unbeatable ... r
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  • alex FLSalex FLS

    M.F.B. MFB-522Published on 08/29/10 at 14:52
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    connection:

    1X MIDI In

    1x stereo out! mini jack
    4X Single OUT! Mini Jack

    No effect on those MFB522

    8 different sound:
    1X BASS
    1X Snare
    1X CLAP
    1 X Tom or Conga
    1 X Cowbell
    1X Clave
    1 X Cymbal
    1X HitHats

    each sound to be little change through the tune button / decay / tone / noise / filter
    with the sequencer it has a length of 16 pad

    UTILIZATION

    configuration is simple
    manual in German, May you quickly understand the machine push the buttons.
    The edition of the sound is simple.

    SOUNDS

    the sound fits perfectly to the electro sound.
    all the sound's good

    OVERALL OPINION

    I for 1 week

    I have not tested many other products to be kind.

    the…
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    connection:

    1X MIDI In

    1x stereo out! mini jack
    4X Single OUT! Mini Jack

    No effect on those MFB522

    8 different sound:
    1X BASS
    1X Snare
    1X CLAP
    1 X Tom or Conga
    1 X Cowbell
    1X Clave
    1 X Cymbal
    1X HitHats

    each sound to be little change through the tune button / decay / tone / noise / filter
    with the sequencer it has a length of 16 pad

    UTILIZATION

    configuration is simple
    manual in German, May you quickly understand the machine push the buttons.
    The edition of the sound is simple.

    SOUNDS

    the sound fits perfectly to the electro sound.
    all the sound's good

    OVERALL OPINION

    I for 1 week

    I have not tested many other products to be kind.

    the feature that I like his simplicity of the machine and the sound of her.

    Is that I like - is its output the audio mini jack

    yes I would do it again I will probably choose
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  • EmustachoEmustacho

    I will never part with it!

    M.F.B. MFB-522Published on 09/26/10 at 12:48
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    For connections: 1 power, 1 MIDI In, 1 Out stereo output (Master), 1 x Bass (Kik), 1 output SD / Rs, 1 output Clap, 1 output Hihat.Pour sounds: 2 types of Bass, 1 snare, a rimshot, 2 types of Clap, 2 types of conga, 2 types of Tom, a Cowbell, Clave 1, 1 Cymbal, 2 types of Hihat.La most sounds are editable with the decay, the tune, Tone, Noise for Snare, D-tune the Cowbell, Filter for Clap ... it is possible to automate all sounds with filters, tunes, tones ... the same pattern Rec mode, it has have its say Clap eg different on each pas.Exellent for all types of electronic music, Hip-Hop, Electro, Techno ...

    UTILIZATION

    German leaflet that fits on a sheet A4.Pas easy at first, you…
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    For connections: 1 power, 1 MIDI In, 1 Out stereo output (Master), 1 x Bass (Kik), 1 output SD / Rs, 1 output Clap, 1 output Hihat.Pour sounds: 2 types of Bass, 1 snare, a rimshot, 2 types of Clap, 2 types of conga, 2 types of Tom, a Cowbell, Clave 1, 1 Cymbal, 2 types of Hihat.La most sounds are editable with the decay, the tune, Tone, Noise for Snare, D-tune the Cowbell, Filter for Clap ... it is possible to automate all sounds with filters, tunes, tones ... the same pattern Rec mode, it has have its say Clap eg different on each pas.Exellent for all types of electronic music, Hip-Hop, Electro, Techno ...

    UTILIZATION

    German leaflet that fits on a sheet A4.Pas easy at first, you need at least a week to know everything about this BAR and finally one learns to use it playing and going on forums that a novice Internet.Pour can be long if she has never used other BAREN big record is useless apart if you speak German!

    SOUNDS

    The sounds are the strong point of this machine, they are very close to the Tr 808.C east of analog so it slams including Clap I'm fan.De Overall I love every sound of this machine.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I tried many other models and I think it's a good compromise between a Tr606 and Tr808.Le weakness lies at the outlets in mini-jacks, there is just a midi in, no Cv / gate so it's best to get a patchbay Midi.En regarding the size of the machine and its pots: it's very small but sturdy and finally I think it contributes to the charm of this machine.Je would do this choice with your eyes closed.
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  • glamrockglamrock

    Good sound

    M.F.B. MFB-522Published on 02/22/11 at 17:00
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    How many sounds, styles available?

    Analog sound

    Are they edited? He has an effects section?

    sounds can be edited individually via knobs but no effect section.

    What are the characteristics of the sequencer?

    Vintage, to change the tempo you turn the knob, you can call in step or live. Not swing so it's square.

    UTILIZATION

    The general configuration is simple? Editing sounds and effects is easy? The manual is clear and sufficient? ...

    The machine looks like an old BAR and editing is a headache and not intuitive at all.
    The manual is in German and too brief.
    Editing sounds is easy, simply turn the knobs. Sounds perfect for

    SOUNDS

    analog electronic music new wa…
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    How many sounds, styles available?

    Analog sound

    Are they edited? He has an effects section?

    sounds can be edited individually via knobs but no effect section.

    What are the characteristics of the sequencer?

    Vintage, to change the tempo you turn the knob, you can call in step or live. Not swing so it's square.

    UTILIZATION

    The general configuration is simple? Editing sounds and effects is easy? The manual is clear and sufficient? ...

    The machine looks like an old BAR and editing is a headache and not intuitive at all.
    The manual is in German and too brief.
    Editing sounds is easy, simply turn the knobs. Sounds perfect for

    SOUNDS

    analog electronic music new wave post punk & co or of electro clash.
    The keys are hard plastic and can not hang terrible to play live by tapping.


    OVERALL OPINION

    For how long have you been using it?

    More than a year.

    What thing do you like most/least about it?

    I like the sound of the BAR on the other hand in terms of usability it is flawed.

    Did you try many other models before getting this one?

    Antiquity Texas Instruments.

    What is your opinion about the value for the price?

    Good.

    Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ...

    The product incorporates the sound of the first BAR is what I was looking for, the settings are simple for cons was the feeling of playing with a copy of BAR 70/80 years without any improvement even if it has a certain charm . For its price and I would do the purchase without hesitation.
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  • dusssondussson

    M.F.B. MFB-522Published on 10/28/10 at 03:16
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    tiny! was almost toy ...
    1 between noon
    no effect
    ditables sounds thanks to the buttons
    squenceurs style TR
    outputs spares mini-jack
    dtails are all on the site of MFB

    UTILIZATION

    squence To a rhythm, edit sounds, it's all quite simple and even childlike.
    on the other hand in terms of recording its patterns, songs, etc., combinations of buttons are not necessarly empty. Me I do Drange has not, I compose my beats live ... MIDI sync is, it is easily customizable.

    Some buttons are too small, no problem for me this ct l. I have a friend who had his volume knob a bit of snare duraille to beginners but softens with time.

    SOUNDS

    Sounds, well it's nice! It sounds like …
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    tiny! was almost toy ...
    1 between noon
    no effect
    ditables sounds thanks to the buttons
    squenceurs style TR
    outputs spares mini-jack
    dtails are all on the site of MFB

    UTILIZATION

    squence To a rhythm, edit sounds, it's all quite simple and even childlike.
    on the other hand in terms of recording its patterns, songs, etc., combinations of buttons are not necessarly empty. Me I do Drange has not, I compose my beats live ... MIDI sync is, it is easily customizable.

    Some buttons are too small, no problem for me this ct l. I have a friend who had his volume knob a bit of snare duraille to beginners but softens with time.

    SOUNDS

    Sounds, well it's nice! It sounds like a 808, the goal is almost reached, when even a bit more cheap, but making a good mix thanks to the outputs spares fit well as it should .
    The kick is really good, rich sub, good attack, I also like the hi-hats and well perants rich to name a.
    Well, APRS is like a 808, has not billions of possibilities, we like it or not ...
    And although no saturation sr weird sounds sometimes like a BAR numrique, everything is analog stereo output and even the whole, clear sounds and beautiful.


    OVERALL OPINION

    I kind since 6 months.
    This is not the BAR I use most, she serves as adjuncts. As I made all lives machinery size and weight are important!

    If your fans of 808 but the scrap price of the great mother or other clones, given its size, which for me is one of its main assets, and its price is really a good buy .
    So the ct sr analog (no presets on sounds, tones ct relatively limited) do not reject you! " After all samples are very well in many uses.

    This is my first analog BAR, I am very happy considering the price. Personally melted oldschool electro, miami-bass, etc. and not using computer or sampler, I REFERRED choice!
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  • WinningDaysWinningDays

    For all fans of analog machines

    M.F.B. MFB-522Published on 01/26/11 at 14:32
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    See manufacturer website or refer to previous reviews.

    UTILIZATION

    The configuration is simple enough for a regular kind of BAR, one or two weeks will be necessary for a novice to discover everything. Once mastered, the usage is almost instinctive. The manual fits on an A4 sheet (in German, but available in English, see forum).
    Editing sounds is really easy (with knobs), but they are a bit small and some people need some time to get a little grease.

    SOUNDS

    BAR perfect for electro, hip hop, soft rock.
    The sounds are realistic (I'm a fan of the snare in particular the bass drum rich sub bass and conga), the cowbell and cymbal are not the forte of this machine, but it's…
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    See manufacturer website or refer to previous reviews.

    UTILIZATION

    The configuration is simple enough for a regular kind of BAR, one or two weeks will be necessary for a novice to discover everything. Once mastered, the usage is almost instinctive. The manual fits on an A4 sheet (in German, but available in English, see forum).
    Editing sounds is really easy (with knobs), but they are a bit small and some people need some time to get a little grease.

    SOUNDS

    BAR perfect for electro, hip hop, soft rock.
    The sounds are realistic (I'm a fan of the snare in particular the bass drum rich sub bass and conga), the cowbell and cymbal are not the forte of this machine, but it's still tinkering usable output.
    No effects.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 3 days, I tried several software and never be satisfied. Like its small size and its small power supply (like a laptop charger). The price / quality ratio is really excellent for a product like this, some seem to have had problems of stability in terms of MIDI or concerns of buzz or even breath, but the ransom needed to take advantage of this excellent machine.

    I would do this choice with your eyes closed.
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