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
beam
December 25, 2013 @ 8:12 am
guys, how do you process these sounds.
out the box they sound weak.
Deian Mountbatten
September 7, 2013 @ 11:14 am
I used the DMX since 1980,i.e.:January 1982 in addition to the acoustic drums played by Warren Cann in my home music recording studio where we composed/recorded/produced our ULTRAVOX!! iNTiMATE COLLECTiON album until July/August 1982.I sampled my DMX and sold it, so I still use the DMX sounds today. myspace.com/deianmountbatten - and - myspace.com/pallast
Regards,Mr. Deian Mountbatten,Basement Flat Rear,
189 Sandgate Road,Folkestone,Kent,CT20 2HJ,UK
christian
June 13, 2013 @ 10:27 am
Hi. I am looking to buy a Oberheim DMX. I'm in Denmark, Europe. If you have one for sale please e-mail me: cybercardinal@hotmail.com
zazz
March 12, 2013 @ 3:54 am
it is quite odd how the direct output from the dmx seems to sound better and more punchy than samples .... really doesnt make sense.
D Djordjevic=Deian Mountbatten
January 19, 2013 @ 9:24 am
I used the DMX drum machine since 1980,also in addition to the acoustic drums played by Warren Cann in my former home studio in Mundingen where I lived until 1984,that's where we recorded our ULTRAVOX!! iNTiMATE COLLECTiON album from January 1982 until July/August 1982.An electronic freak from Offenburg burned sampled sounds onto chips for us to install into the DMX.I still use the DMX sounds today.
www.myspace.com/sirdejandjordjevic www.myspace.com/ultravoxii
Regards,Sir Dejan Djordjevic,Basement Flat Rear,
189 Sandgate Rd,Folkestone,Kent,CT20 2HJ,UK
 
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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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