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Pro 2 for Drums?

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:23 am
by FuzzyWuzzy
I've been on the fence for a little while between getting a Pro 2 or a Tempest. I only have money to buy one at the moment, so I'm looking for something versatile. I want to do drums and general synth work.

I've had a chance to use the Tempest before and have enjoyed the workflow and sound creation. I've also heard the Pro 2 is impressive for drums. I don't have access to one to try out, so I'm hoping you guys can help me out. What's your experience been like doing drums?

For those of you who own both... if you had to sell one, which would you keep? Any insight on this would be greatly appreciated. Sound samples would be superb as well. Thanks!

Re: Pro 2 for Drums?

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:14 pm
by RKfan
If you want drums go for the tempest. With the Pro-2 you will have a great synth which although it can do drum patches will only let you do one sound at a time (although with the sequencer and filters it can sound like more). With a proper drum machine you can be playing multiple drums simultaneously (triggered at the same time). Now, if you want to do synthesis then the Pro-2 is great. Ive had mine for almost 2 months and am really loving it - its quite easy to go deep pretty quickly and because of the controls its really hands on. I have mine sat above my Kronos which is currently pretty neglected.

Re: Pro 2 for Drums?

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:24 pm
by RKfan
Another thought - if you've a laptop/PC and want something for drums which is pretty versatile, has lots of sounds which can be modified really easily and is cheap then I would recommend the Arturia Spark LE - absolute bargain. That way you could get the Pro-2 and have drums pretty cheaply.

Re: Pro 2 for Drums?

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:00 pm
by raftorella
hi.did you get the pro 2? if you need an analog drum maschine a would raccomand the Vermona drm1 mk3 and a arturia beatstep pro. i dont know if you are in the ukbut you can get both for around £620 from Junorecords. i own a pro 2 and is brilliantand you can use the on board sequencer for drums you can change parameter on each steps,similar to parameter lock on Elektron maschines,so one voice can sound different on each step.
the simple example of this is having open hat on a step and closed hat on another step using the same sound or what i do sometime using a bass sound on the 3rd step of each bar and use the same sound on the first step of the bar and make a kick out of it using low pass filter on self oscillation