Jomox Alpha Base – Drummachine (Xbase 888/09 Analog & Sampling)

Es ist Zeit, die nicht mehr erhältlichen Xbase Drums mit dem zu verbinden, was heute erwartet wird: Sampling. Dieses Bild sieht schwer danach aus, dass eine Art neue JoMoX XBase 888 Drummachine plus Sampling (wieXBase 09) kommen wird.

(-> Jomox Alpha Base – Analoge Xbase Drummachine für die Zukunft mit Sampling?)

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Jomox seems to plan a sampling & analog revival of the Xbase Drum machine series – which looks much like something that might bother Elektron (Rytm!) – they “took over” the parameter locks per step from Jomox. the Xbases had an interesting way of chaining / appending nearby patterns – just set the length to more one pattern could normally hold – and the next one will be used – brilliant. Korg has introduced a quite similar but more “logic” chaining/appending system with OS 2.02..

  • 11 Instruments: Kick Drum, MBrane, Cl HiHat, Op HiHat, Clap, Rim Shot, Crash, Ride, X Sample 1, X Sample 2, FM Synth.
  • analog Jomox kick drum.
  • analog Jomox MBrane voice with 2 coupleable F-OSC for complex analog snare, percussion, bass and tom sounds ranging from 16Hz to 20kHz.
  • 2 sample based instruments with analog VCA ADSR envelope and/or HH filter, optionally with metallic noise mixed as extra sound source. The HH filter is 2-pole, HP/LP/Res each separated parameters, peakable but not oscillating.
  • 4 sample based instruments with analog VCA ADSR envelope and/or resonating multimode filter (LP, HP, BP) with ADSR envelope, optionally with metallic noise mixed as extra sound source. The multimode filter can be used as a signal generator in order to generate analog toms or sticks etc.
  • 2 sample based instruments with external sampling input and pure digital playback.
  • 1 FM synth with 4 operators and max. 6 voices for percussive sounds.
  • Effects delay, reverb with send per instrument, also insertable into analog signal path on CH, OH, Clp, Rim, Ride.
  • LFOs: per instrument one LFO (MBrane 2 LFOs) with 64 wave forms, each assignable on pitch, VCA, filter cutoff.
  • 250 samples 16 Bit/48kHz in internal flash memory.
  • SD card slot for loading of samples.
  • USB-Midi.
  • Roland DIN Sync via Midi Out / Thru.
  • Inputs: stereo in for sampling, FX or sidechain. Both inputs are Hi-Z and suitable for guitar/bass or work up to line level +20dBu.
  • 8 individual balanced outputs
  • 18 encoder knobs.
  • LCD display 2×24 characters.
  • 12V 2A DC external power supply.
  • Size: 41cm (16.1″) x 24cm (9.5″) x 8cm (3.2″)
  • Weight: ca. 3.3kg (7.26 lbs).