JoMoX MBase11 can do only one thing, but it does it right: phat kick drums! It generates analog bass drums, from extremely powerful to soft and covers the whole range from 909-style to 808-fashioned. And much more...the LFO has 8 different waveforms including true sine that can be used to create very different envelopes. The resulting sounds are not simply kicks — this turns out to be a bass drum synthesizer.
MBase11 has a compression parameter to vary the thickness of decaying sound, offers a variable gate time to to create very different sounding attacks, and also has a 'metalize' parameter to have hundreds of variations on the attack noise. For more intuitive editing, JoMoX has included an analog potentiometer that works alternatively to the parameter editing when scrolling the data wheel is too hard.
MBase11 purposefully sounds a bit different from other JoMoX drum machines, making it a great sounding expansion for their other drum products and other analog percussion. The kick sets in very precisely and the attack sounds very snappy at all kinds of sound variations.
MBase11 can also be used as a real bass with some limitations. If decay is cranked up it is long enough for tones and the pitch can be played on the keyboard in semitones over three octaves.
The kick drum can be triggered by an external analog trigger input. This is especially useful for live drummers who want to thicken up their live drum kit. The trigger input works with regular piezo pickups or audio signals.
Last but not least, one of the most convincing arguments for the MBase11 is the price: this is an inexpensive tool that helps you to create great kick sounds, without the time consuming searching associated with mostly unsatisfying samples. You save time and energy while reaching the sound quality you always imagined!
Tweak the sound you need. Everything is REAL.
- Presets: 110 (10 user RAM, 100 flash)
- Sound engine: fully analog with storable parameters
- Envelopes: analog
- LFO: 8 waveforms: saw +/-, sine +/-, tri +/-, rect +/-, modulates the pitch, MIDI synchronizable
- Display: LED 7-segment 3 digit
- User interface: 1 data wheel, 1 potentiometer, 5 buttons, 16 LEDs for parameters and functions
- Outputs: 1 mono out 1/4" jack
- Output level: about 0dBu
- Input: external analog trigger, sensitivity adjustable
- Power supply: external wall wart 9V DC
|Built In Speakers||No|
|Included From Manufacturer||Power Supply|
|Number of Keys||None|
|Midi||In and Out|
|Product Unique Features||
SysEx dump via MIDI out to backup and manage user patches
Gate trigger input works in parallel with MIDI input
'Metalize' parameter offers hundreds of variations on attack noise
|Audio File Playback||No|
|Control Connections||Gate trigger input|
|Audio Inputs||External analog trigger, sensivity adjustable|
|Audio Outputs||1/4" mono, unbalanced|
|Internal Storage Capacity||110 Presets (10 User RAM, 100 FLASH)|
|Programs/Presets||(100) pre-programmed factory sounds|
|Voices of Polyphony||1|
JoMoX Limited Warranty
JoMoX products are covered under warranty for two (2) years.