Oberheim DMX

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An old, sophisticated, classic drum machine. Its sounds are sampled recordings of actual instruments. The machine has a number of human like feels to it such as a great swing function, rolls, flams and other weird time signatures and grooves. Best of all it's easy to operate. 8 separate outputs for individual processing, 100 sequences and 50 songs.

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The DMX was the original drum machine of Hip Hop and Rap, and was used by artists such as Run DMC, Prince, Roni Size, Stevie Nicks, Mike Oldfield, David "Hawk" Wollinski, Phillipe Saisse, David Frank of The System, the Thompson Twins and New Order on tracks like "Blue Monday".

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29 Visitor comments
January 25, 2009 @ 11:08 pm
I love my DMX however recently its acquired some problems :( when i change the tempo of a pattern i have programmed it does not change! infact i'll program at 80bpm (or so it says!) and then it'll speed up slightly at 90bpm but slow right down at anything above that to around 60bpm. Any one experienced this??! I have the message internal error 12 and 5 'memory bad' i'm guessing i need to replace the battery...? ANY HELP?? Thanks
December 10, 2008 @ 4:05 am
dr.dre used with different sounds, then the usual factory presets, but they were official oberheim sounds, too!
December 3, 2008 @ 6:05 am
Dr. Dre also used DMX when he was a member of The World Class Wreckin Cru.
November 6, 2008 @ 1:07 pm
According to the owners manual the DMX started shipping in Nov 1981.
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  • Demos & Media
  • Audio Clip 1 - Here's a simple drum beat featuring all those classic DMX sounds, submitted by Matthew Simonton.

  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 8 drums
  • Sounds - 24 drums
  • Effects - Individual tuning control and Swing Function
  • Sequencer - 100 sequences
  • Songs - 50
  • VCA - 8 level sliders
  • Keyboard - 24 pads
  • Control - Audio trigger or tape sync
  • Date Produced - 1980

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