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January Clearance 2017

Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1 UW MKII+ Review

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The simple conclusion is that a fully-featured drum machine can indeed come in a small package.

Even with the dramatic increase in computer-based drum generators, standalone drum machines can still be valuable additions to both live and recording audio rigs. The versatility of this deceivingly small unit is simply incredible. To begin with, the Machinedrum SPS-1 UW MKII+ can operate beautifully with nothing more than a power cable and a set of headphones plugged in the back, so even if all your gear is still packed up from a long gig the night before, the SPS-1 UW MKII+ can be ready in seconds.

The operation of this machine also highlights just how accommodating it is. Whether you prefer to sequence offline or program in patterns without pressing stop, you can find comfort with this Elektron piece.

The simple conclusion after working with the SPS-1 UW MKII+ is that a fully-featured drum machine can indeed come in a small package. If you’re looking for a modern drum machine that retains the feel of its classic predecessors or you just need some additional percussive inspiration, this is definitely right for you.

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