how much did you pay for yours? today, a machinedrum uw runs $2,121.66 modestly, an uw+ is $2,537.60 from overseas [us]
is the uw crucial? i’m into the proto-octatrack functionality and feedback possibilities of resampling the machine, but should i try out a non-uw first?
unless i can find a more disgusting digital drum synth, its probably a better time to buy now-er, rather than later-er? i’m not into fm sounds…so cycles and digitone are kind of off the table? am i wrong abt cycles/dt? using stock samples, could digitakt be a rhythmic noise machine? is uw crucial? +drive?
analog territory is covered by a beloved leploop, so no need for an ar mki/ii thx
If that’s the specific sound you want, nothing else will quite do it. How important that is I guess is up to you.
Having both the OT and MDUW, it’s hard to say how important the UW is for me, especially considering you could get both a standard MD and OT for the price of the UW in some cases.
I was able to get the UW at a very attractive price, if I didn’t, I’m not sure I would have sprung for it given what they’re going for. I like the sound and options, but it’s not something I go to that often I guess.
All of this is to say, take a look and decide how important it is to you, there’s certainly value to it, but in my opinion you could get a long way without it.
fortunately it is a key ingredient in the noise i make! outside of driving my field recorder or a fiends’ tape machine, it’d be nice to count on the sound of an internal compressor + no longer haul 2 drum machines, mixer, effects unit/bass/lead synth + my field recorder for master compression around to gigs
I got a mk2 UW (no +drive) for $1600 on Reverb in 2020, sold it here on Elektronauts for the same price less than a year later.
I personally didn’t gel with the MD, but I’m glad I got to give it a try. The sampling side of it was cool but I’ve got samples covered elsewhere so it wasn’t a huge focus for me — if I were to ever dive back into an MD purchase, I’d go without the UW to try to save a few bucks.
I paid 1150 for a standard Mk2. I’m thrilled to have it, and don’t need the sampling right now. I’ve only had it a couple weeks and haven’t been able to play it much but I imagine I’ll hold onto it for a long time.
So I haven’t actually tried routing them, but on manual page a– 11, it has a few input machines listed, and doesn’t specify that they’re exclusive to the UW. I can check tomorrow if I can assign them on my unit. As for a glare, I haven’t noticed any glare when using the machine
Assigning them to tracks is what you do. You can set up as many input machines as you like. You can have the same input on 16 tracks if you want, for parallell processing using 16 filters (for example).
There are three different input machines. One is passing through audio only, one vontains an envelope follower and filter, and one contains a threshold triggered envelope.
All three input machines still have the page 2 (track effects) and page 3 (routing).