The MFB-522 is a drum-machine that uses fully analogue sound sources. Most of its nine instruments can be edited in real-time using onboard controls. In addition, the bass drum, clap und tom/conga sounds are available in two respectively three v...
I just played my first show a couple weeks ago. It’s actually my favorite NYC party called Mutual Dreaming, always good vibes. That was probably the only reason I agreed to play, and so I spent the week before learning the songs…again. My live set-up is exactly the same as my studio set-up, minus a couple keyboards: Roland SH-101 Roland TR-707 MFB 522 MFB Fliterbox EHX 2880 loop pedal EHX reverb pedal Casio SK-1 Yamaha DX100 MPC500 and a small mixer.more
A photo posted on his facebook page, showing the MFB-522, 2 Novation Launchpads, and several other pieces of gear. His comment: "I have 128+ midi channels in ableton that i use to sequence [the MFB-522]. the 2 launch pads are used to make a 1 bar sequence of the 8 different sounds. i love the sounds it makes.... you can, as i do, run it through ableton if you wish you process it..."more
The MFB-522 is a drum-machine that uses fully analogue sound sources. Most of its nine instruments can be edited in real-time using onboard controls. In addition, the bass drum, clap und tom/conga sounds are available in two respectively three variations per pattern. MFB-522 offers 72 rhythms, each with corresponding fill-ins as well as eight memory locations for songs. The sequencer also offers a separate accent-track, three shuffle intensities and can be synchronized to an external MIDI-clock.
Not produced anymore. A very little drum computer which comes pretty close to the sound of the TR-808. All analog generated sounds. It was replaced with the newer MFB TANZBÄR LITE which costs twice as much, Not sure if that price is justified. The MFB-522 is pretty good.
I love it. It takes up little space, has good sounds in it, even if the sequencer is basic. I sequence it with other things. The outputs can be a little noisy, but that's about my only complaint. As far as gear with minipots goes, these are nice. I've had a lot of 2hp (the company) modules with these types of pots and they all feel awful to turn; Not on this little guy!