Digital Rhythm Programmer, preserving the power and purity of live drums. The RX11 offers 29 different drum and percussion sounds, including Bass, Snare, Rimshot, High Hat, Tom Tom, Ride, Crash, Claps, Cowbell, and Shaker.
The RX11 can be programmed step by step, inputting each beat for each drum separately, making it easier to enter patterns from written scores as all as complex patterns that could be difficult to play live; or it can programmed by entering the rhythms in real-time, playing on the corresponding drum keys.
A complete range of editing functions, including insert, delete, repeat and copy, edit several patterns together to create a full-scale composition. Up to 10 complete songs can be stored in the internal memory, each consisting of up to 255 parts.
Resolution and Time Signatures
Resolution can be set as high as 1/192nd of bar or as low as 1/4 of a bar (for really strict time). The Resolution can be set differently for each instrument, making it possible to create complex patterns. Further, time signatures can be set from 4/4 to 99/32 for even more flexibility and time signatures and tempo can be varied during the course of a composition, for expressive control.
Independent Instrument Level, Accent and Pan Control
The RX11 allows the level of each instrument to be independently set up for any required balanced. Accents can be added to any instrument on any beat, and the level of the Accent can also be precisely controlled for each instrument. Finally, the instruments can be Panned individually to any position from left to right in the stereo sound field.
The RX11 has a pair of stereo line-level outputs that relay the drum sounds in the stereo locations determined by their independent pan settings, a stereo headphone jack that outputs the same signal as the stereo line, a foot switch jack that permits foot switch rhythm start/stop control, and the full complement of MIDI In/Out connectors. In addition, the RX11 has input/output jacks for the cassette interface and 12 independent instrument assignable outputs.
The RX11 is a MIDI Instrument, and can control or be controlled by other MIDI equipment such as sequencers, synthesizers, and tone generators. It can ne a pary of a fully automated digital music system, or can provide the synchronization signal which keeps the performance together.
The RX11 can store up to 100 rhythm patterns in internal memory for instant recall.
Once all Patterns and Songs have been programmed into memory, they can be saved on a standard cassette tape. They are stored in digital data form and can be loaded back into the RX11 at any time, allowing for the creation of a library of custom rhythms.
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|Song:||10 (Maximum 255 Parts per Song)|
|Slider:||Volume, Tempo, Data Entry|
|Button:||Pan, Instrument Level, Accent Level, Accent, Instrument (SD 1,2 [Heavy, Medium, Light, Hi-Tune 1~5), Tom 1~4, BD 1,2], Shaker, Claps 1,2) , Start, and Stop-Continue|
|Key:||Mode Selector (Pattern-Song, Function), Pattern Mode Parameter (Real Time Write, Step Write, Copy, Swing, Quantize, Click, Clear, Tempo), Song Mode Parameter (Edit, Insert, Delete, Repeat, Tempo Change), Function Mode Parameter (Sync, Cassette, Cartridge, Save-Verify, Load, Inst, MIDI In-Out), Number (0~9, 1/4~1/192)|
|LCD:||16 Characters – LED Display|
|LED Indicator:||Pattern, Song, Run|
|Audio Terminals:||Output – 1~12, L and R Phones|
|Control Jack:||Foot Switch|
|Interface:||Ram Cartridge, MIDI-In, MIDI-Out, Cassette In-Out|
|Dimensions:||400(w) x 68(h) x 270(d) mm|
One of the best drum machines of all time. Bassdrum 3 kicks like a mule. And Snare lite. Is the second best snare sample ever after the mighty DMX. There are some under par samples as with all machines. But Bassdrum 3, Snarelite. Clap 1, Rimshot 1, closed hat 2, the shaker and cowbells are awesome. They are perfect for that 80s Electro-pop-funk sound. When you gate Bassdrum 3 and Snarelite and add the clap, forget about it. No other drum machine except the DMX will sound better. For electro, freestyle beats.
I think the sounds are very realistic and very punchy than most drum machines I know today. Although it’s an 8 bit but no need to EQ the drum sounds. If you like heavy jazz fusion, this will do the work. It makes it even better to add a little reverb to the drum sounds to bring out the music. This was one of the drum machines of what Roger Powell used on one of his songs, Free From Dance Fusion back in the 1980’s however, I don’t think you will find it anywhere nor the album Connections to the Outside World. Anyhow I could be wrong on this though.
Reviews from Sonic State