Drum machine recommendation for minimal wave synth band???

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Drum machine recommendation for minimal wave synth band???

Postby bassplayer1980 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:52 am

Hi to everyone, I'm gladi got fantastic answers in my last topics, Now, I understand more about my synths. I have the E-mu command staion and now I;m using it as drum machine, It is cool, but i want to use another machine to drums. I want to know recommendations from you. I was thinking on korg volca beats.. :?



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Re: Drum machine recommendation for minimal wave synth band?

Postby zoomtheline » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:58 am

What is a "minimal wave synth band"?
Just listen to some demo's on youtube of various drum machines and see what sounds take your fancy.
What is your budget?
Do you want real drum sounds or synthetic sounds?

Edit: Your Command station will cope with all you need. Sample your favourite sounds into it.
Don't start buying stuff because you want something new, that's a huge hole to start going down. Buying is fun but making music is the point, right?. Learn what you have. If it turns out that it does not suit you then sell it on and try something else.
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Re: Drum machine recommendation for minimal wave synth band?

Postby Stab Frenzy » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:11 am

bassplayer1980 wrote:Hi to everyone, I'm gladi got fantastic answers in my last topics, Now, I understand more about my synths. I have the E-mu command staion and now I;m using it as drum machine, It is cool, but i want to use another machine to drums. I want to know recommendations from you. I was thinking on korg volca beats.. :?



thanks forum. 8-) 8-)


You don't understand minimal wave do you? What you're asking is like 'what drum kit should I use for a punk band?'. It doesn't matter, just use anything. :thumbleft:
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Re: Drum machine recommendation for minimal wave synth band?

Postby Stab Frenzy » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:17 am

Or if you really need to be told something, get a DR-110 or an Oberheim DMX.
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Re: Drum machine recommendation for minimal wave synth band?

Postby Jabberwalky » Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:32 pm

A Korg Es1, or Er1 will pull the most weight, and have the coolest sound.
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Re: Drum machine recommendation for minimal wave synth band?

Postby rob_lee » Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:37 pm

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Jabberwalky wrote:A Korg Es1, or Er1 will pull the most weight, and have the coolest sound.


Never had those ones BUT had this one and I loved it back in the day.

KORG EM-1

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Re: Drum machine recommendation for minimal wave synth band?

Postby joeboy » Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:56 pm

Someone said it in the other thread man: dr-55. That's like the drum sound of minimal synth.
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Re: Drum machine recommendation for minimal wave synth band?

Postby monolith » Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:50 pm

Yeah there's no rules, but analog or analog sounding drums are a great way to go for that style. The volca beats would be fine. The Dr-55 is a sure bet. The korg Er-1 would be great too. I've got the dr55 and the ER1 and they're both ones I'm keeping forever.

I've also got the aforementioned korg Es-1 and it's honestly what I'd recommend. You could fill it with samples of all of the above and more (808,606, Cr-8000,KR-55 -anything!) but the best thing is to synthesize your own analog drum sounds on your little Phatty and sample them. Then you can have sounds like the artists you dig, but they are entirely yours.
Trying to make your own sounds with the LP will teach you a lot about synthesis too, if you've not already got it down that is.
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Re: Drum machine recommendation for minimal wave synth band?

Postby Solderman » Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:36 pm

zoomtheline wrote:Your Command station will cope with all you need. Sample your favourite sounds into it.

afaik the 3 command stations are ROM only.

The Volca beats sounds like it would work fine. If you decide to get a sampling-sequencer, the just mentioned Korg ES-1 or perhaps an Akai MPC1000 would work. Once you do, I can provide you with Korg KR55B, Boss DR55 or Roland CR78 samples, if you need them. Combined with synthesized drums from the Phatty, you should then have all your minimal wave drums covered.

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Re: Drum machine recommendation for minimal wave synth band?

Postby waveform:blue » Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:52 pm

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