Elektron MachineDrum SPS-1 MKIIPercussion Synthesis at its Finest
The Machinedrum SPS-1 MKII is a drum machine based on four original drum synthesis methods. It contains everything needed to create the perfect beat right out of the box.
The range of different synthesis methods serves as the foundation of the sound generation possibilities of the Machinedrum SPS-1 MKII. These methods cater for an impressive range of sounds, but it doesn’t stop there. Add the track effects, the resonant multi mode filters and the LFO’s and you will be able to come up with any percussive sound imaginable.
Use the sequencer to both control and shape sounds in great detail. It is one of the most flexible ever made. Thanks to the customizable nature of the Machinedrum you can also use it to sequence external gear. It can function as the brains of any MIDI based studio or live setup.
The Machinedrum can also be used as an extremely potent effects unit. The two audio inputs will let you process, twist and bend external sounds until they sound like nothing else. This will for sure breathe new life in your other equipment.
The Machinedrum SPS-1 MKII has a bigger brother, the Machinedrum SPS-1UW+ MKII. They are almost identical, but the SPS-1UW+ MKII also features a sampling engine and a +Drive. The +Drive greatly expands the storage capabilities. If you require more storage, the SPS-1 MKII can be upgraded with a +Drive.
These synthesis methods make the sound of the Machinedrum come true
TRX makes it possible to revive those old classic drum computers in an instant. The implemented sound parameters are perfect for beaming the sounds of the past straight into the future.
P-I simulates the behavior of acoustic drums. It doesn’t stop there though. This remarkable method allows you to alter the laws of physics without breaking a sweat.
EFM introduces our “Enhanced Feedback Modulation” algorithms. The generated sounds range from realistic acoustic drums to wild, chaotic effects.
E12 carries the legacy of those gritty, hard to find beatboxes. The carefully processed percussion samples offer a wealth of sound possibilities.
Each Machinedrum track has its own effect block. It consists of an amplitude modulator, a 1 band EQ a flexible resonant multi mode filter, a sample rate reducer and a distortion effect. All effects can be used simultaneously. Control their parameters with the sequencer or with the LFO's and create ever-evolving rhythmic sounds.
Stereo Master Effects System
The stereo Master Effects system consists of the Rhythm echo delay, the Gate box reverb, the Dynamix dynamic processor and the Master EQ. They can affect all tracks routed through the main output. These effects are ideal for adding that final touch to a pattern. The Master Effect parameters can of course be controlled from the sequencer.
A parameter lock is automation data on a per note basis. For example, all kick drum note trigs in a pattern could have different decay lengths or different filter and pitch settings. Almost all Machinedrum parameters can be locked. Take advantage of this powerful feature to make the most out of the Machinedrum.
Pattern & Song Sequencer
The secret of the Machinedrum sequencer lies in the way it operates. It offers complete control of the sound engine while at the same time being a creative tool in itself. All synthesis, track effect, routing and master effect parameters can be affected by the sequencer. Note data and parameter changes can of course be recorded in real time.
Immediate User Control
The user interface of the Machinedrum is designed to deliver great results in a quick and easy fashion. It makes the creative process in the studio genuinely enjoyable and when using the Machinedrum on stage the high usability factor opens up for effortless live improvisation. The Machinedrum can truly be played as an instrument.
Full Midi Support
The Machinedrum sequencer is able to control other MIDI equipped gear in great detail. The powerful parameter locks, the LFOs and numerous other functions are available when MIDI sequencing. Nearly all parameters and functions of the Machinedrum are possible to control from external devices as well. No matter how you like to work: The Machinedrum adapts.
The SPS-1UW+ MKII is the Machinedrum model with the largest storage space to date. The +Drive makes this possible.
The +Drive of the Machinedrum SPS-1UW+ MKII divides the machine in 128 Snapshots. Each Snapshot can contain up to 128 patterns, 64 kits, 32 songs, 8 globals and a sample bank consisting of 48 ROM sample slots.
Either load a completely new Snapshot or a single sample bank. When loading a new Snapshot, all patterns, kits, songs, globals and samples are replaced by new content. Loading a new sample bank will just replace the samples, all other content of the current Snapshot stays intact. Load times for both options are just a few seconds.
The +Drive gives the enormous advantage of having thousands of patterns and sounds more or less instantly available. Change Snapshots during a live performance for a completely new session. Load a fresh sample bank and try it together with your currently active Snapshot patterns and kits. With a Machinedrum equipped with a +Drive, storage space is the last thing you need to worry about.