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Some elements of this drum machine are amazing. However, I can’t see its full potential as I’ve just been sent a second fault unit that has exactly the same problem as the first unit that I received. It currently will not let me save any kits or patterns that I program in. IK multimedia have so far refused to respond to my request for support and I am not the only person that is either having this problem with units bought recently or is experiencing no support from IK multimedia whatsoever. The only support I have received so far has been from Amazon who have been amazing in taking back the original unit and sending out a replacement, although it looks like this replacement unit is going to need to be returned as well.
Honestly, save your money and a massive headache and either wait for IK Multimedia to acknowledge and fix this issue with the units that have recently been shipped out to stores or just buy a different make and model.
I really wish they would respond and come up with a fix, because if it wasn’t for the fact that their is a massive fault in recently shipped units, this would be an amazing drum machine.
Update... 2 days later... Amazon have kindly replaced the second machine with a third one which will be arriving today. IK customer support have sent me one email during this process asking me what firmware was on the machine. I replied promptly and am still waiting for a response from them over 36 hours later. Other people are starting to get responses from IK customer support stating that they are only now looking into this matter and will get back to them at some point in the future.
If it wasn’t for the fact that the sounds on the unit are amazing I honestly really wouldn’t bother wasting money on this product until people start saying that fully functioning units are now being sent out.
awesome little synth worth double the cost. it looks like a toy but has some depth and robustness to the sound which I wasn't expecting. The sequencer is very simple as is the sound design, but this just adds to the experience as its very quick to dial in a sound you have in your head.
Excellent piece of kit! Analog synthesiser, sequencer and the rest. For £165. It's a no-brainer! I bought 2..
UPDATE: BEWARE! you need to open an account with IK multimedia, in order to register your product. You need to do that to get any updates and the editor software. If you want to sell your synth, you have to PAY to transfer the ownership. That's YOU the seller NOT the new owner. DO NOT buy second hand, unless the seller has paid to transfer the ownership to you.
If i was you don't get this the drum sound are not bad if you use it with just the batterys its ok but when you conect it to your computor to use in your Daws it hums so bad it just pist me off i should have taken the other pearsons advice and not got it
You need to work at getting a nice sound without a clipping edge to the attack. Also, despite setting the LFO depth to zero, you'll still have a marginal amount affecting the sound. this aside, it feels cheap and probably was cheap to manufacture so, an expensive mono synth suitable only really suited to beginners, who have plenty of better and cheaper options available to them.