"Classic drum machine. It has different tones, different accents. So what I do is I program something before, like two or three sequences, and then just play around with it. What I like a lot is really about those live sessions you can do. Maybe not so many possibilities with this one because it's quite simple."more
[This article on the making of Marr's 2018 *Call the Comet* album by MixOnline.com](https://www.mixonline.com/recording/johnny-marr-finds-his-voice-on-call-the-comet) touches on some of the gear used during the recording process. "An example of this is 'Walk Into the Sea,' where the Oberheim DMX drum machine, rather than a Roland 808 or 909, is used and then put through pedals with echo—what Marr thinks of as an 'Industrial North' approach."more
"If we're disregarding any computers here just for this Q, I would give the mpc1000 a good exercise with its JJOS now n then. Our RS integrator is a worthy distraction too. DMX has always been there for me too." Rob Brown on [WATTM AAA](http://forum.watmm.com/topic/81109-aaa-ask-autechre-anything-sean-and-rob-on-watmm/?p=2084386)more
In [this interview](http://www.electricity-club.co.uk/html/int_morris.html), Stephen is asked, "The acquisition of your first digital drum machine in the beloved Oberheim DMX of course gave you Blue Monday. It must have been like night and day compared with your Boss Dr Rhythm but how was it trying to synch up this state of the art technology with the Polysequencers in those pre-MIDI days." He replies, "It was fine, I never had a problem with synching it up because it was just a clock really. I have honestly come full circle and getting back into it again now."more
"Well, I’ve used Linn, I’ve used Roland, and my favorite at the moment is the Oberheim DMX. I don’t know why. I wouldn’t really recommend it over anything else to anyone. It’s just my preference at the moment. It’s easier for me to use than a Linn is. It is also less expensive, I believe."more
"1984 was nearly all Drawmer gates and very occasionally we'd sequence it. I'd write into the DMX a peculiar pattern on a rim shot (which gives the best trigger signal cause it's so short) and then I would play a guitar very distorted, and it goes chig chog chug gaa. And it's great because it sounds like no synth you've ever heard."more
"The Doktor was an Oberheim DMX by the time we made the first album. The Oberheim had a (relatively) huge memory, it would synchronise accurately to tape via FSK and the memory could be backed up reliably onto cassette. Each drum was tunable (inside), and Oberheim offered a few alternative sounds. Events could be programmed to happen around the beat, not just on it. The DMX would flam happily. We liked the Oberheim better than the LinnDrum, which was more expensive and sounded too sterile. The DMX kicks were a bit flabby, and the snare was maybe not quite tight enough; the tom-toms were good. And a new age was dawning: soon it became possible to send the DMX back to the factory and have ... midi! put on it."more
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