Which hardware drummachine for house/techno kicks

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Which hardware drummachine for house/techno kicks

Post by loulou » Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:20 pm

Hi all

Im looking into buying a drum machine for making my own drums (especially kicks).

I want to get that deep, heavy, punchy kicks like the old guys, but also like the ones DJ W!ld makes (not that i know if he use hardware or not)

But what machine is best for this? Im not into buying an old used 808 or something like that, but rather something new.

I have looked at the new Roland TR8 (AIRA) and Elektron.. What can you guys recommend? Also i need a hardware compressor and im into Warm Audio's WA76.

Can anyone help me out here? I want to go for a more heavy and punchy sound in my kicks, will i be able to do that with the TR8 and maybe the Warm Audio WA76?

Thank you!

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Re: Which hardware drummachine for house/techno kicks

Post by Harry » Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:08 pm

I'm not too sure how DJ W!ld's kicks sound but Vermona have a machine especially for making just kicks.

http://www.vermona.com/index.php/en_kicklancet.html

You could really work on your kicks using this, tuning a lot of different parameters to get the sound you're looking for.

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Re: Which hardware drummachine for house/techno kicks

Post by thom » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:50 pm

I used an MBase01 for a few years now. A buddy has the 11 and it's much better, more flexible. An infinity of usable, solid punchy kicks.

Definitely the 11 over the 01. Grab an 01 if you see it for real cheap.

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Re: Which hardware drummachine for house/techno kicks

Post by cytoplasm » Thu May 08, 2014 2:56 pm

At Musikmesse I tried both the TR-8 and the new Analog Rytm by Elektron.

How much Sound Design and flexibility do you prefer?
The TR-8 gives you an enjoyable Jam and instant gratification, but you're limited in your sound palette.
The Analog Rytm is a beast, with a lot of flexibility – so a bit more fiddling, lots of possibilities. Keep in mind the Rytm is three times the cost of an TR-8.

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Re: Which hardware drummachine for house/techno kicks

Post by Ada Kaleh » Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:12 pm

I use the Vermona DRM1 MK3. Its perfect for punchy and deep kicks. Especially if you're into Villalobos, Lodebauer or romanian kind of sounds.

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Re: Which hardware drummachine for house/techno kicks

Post by redtraces » Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:37 pm

+1 on Elektron Analog Rytm and Mbase

Also check out MFB Drumcomputer 503

Haven't used any Vermona stuff, but it definitely has me curious!!

Cheers,

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