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Analog Drum Machine

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TANZMAUS was released in 2016, along with TANZBÄR LITE. The instrument served as a reboot of MFB 503 and 522. TANZMAUS, as well as its brother "LITE", was developed under euphoria brought by the legendary TR-808 and 909, but anyway there was some difference. Correlation is most noticeable when comparing drum kits and sounding, in particular with TR-909.

TANZMAUS has a library of 5 fully analog drums and 2 built-in samples. It includes: kick, snare, rimshot, clap and tom. For all percussion sounds pitch and decay knobs are provided. With the "Noise" and "Noise Decay" knobs, you can add kicks or snares. In general, the sound varies from humble to punchy, where there is an influence of "x0x". TANZMAUS has a metallic and harsh sound quality, which makes it special among all the others.

The control interface takes some time to get used to, since access to the main parameters of the sound is enabled by pressing the Shift button, which may seem somewhat inconvenient. However, a number of very useful functions were introduced there: automation can be assigned to all basic parameters of sound, in real time, or entered manually through a step sequencer. The instrument has "Last Step" and "Scale", which allows you to manipulate the length of the patterns and time, and the A/B function offers a double set of patterns (16 steps), independent or combined. The drum machine stores 4 banks of 16 patterns with pre-loaded rhythms. Moreover, there is a flame and shuffle mode for intricate rhythms.

Country of origin / production: Germany

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Usage area
Bass Synthesizer 
Percussion Synthesizer 
Rhytm/ Drum Machine 
Analogue (A) 
Tone Generator / Sound Synthesis
Oscillator Type VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator)
Programs/ Voices/ Timbres
Drum Kits Preset5
Percussion/ Drum Capabilities Kick Drum
Percussion/ Drum Capabilities Snare Drum
Percussion/ Drum Capabilities Clap/ Hand Clap
Percussion/ Drum Capabilities Tom
Envelope Generator (EG)
LFO: LFO Count5
Pattern Sequencer 
Preset patterns64
MIDI in/ out
Audio out
Dedicated output per voice 
All voices mixed in one output 
Power Supply External
Height40 mm
Width200 mm
Depth140 mm
Production start2016

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