MATRIXSYNTH: How to program the Oberheim DX, DXa or DMX Drum Machine

Sunday, February 28, 2021

How to program the Oberheim DX, DXa or DMX Drum Machine

video by T O N E L A B

"Skip spiel @4:03​

Now this was a lot of fun taking the old legend from '82 for a spin. Apart from the 808, the DX would have to be one of the most 'fun to program' drum machines around... it's not (just) the vintage 12-bit sounds.. but the workflow and basic, yet 'more-ish' interface... daunting if you're not familiar with it, but once familiar.. it's like riding a bike down a hill. Being able to swap out sound by lifting up the hood, is like a hotting up a car.. 'boffin-style!'

Visit Electrongate for MIDI kits suitable for DX and DMX drum machines that were not fitted with factory MIDI installed:

0:00​ Intro and a brief history and overview of the Oberheim DX / DMX Drum Machine range.
4:03​ Panel faders and buttons
5:01​ Rear 'Pitch' controls
5:40​ Tempo
6:38​ Time Signature & Metronome
7:51​ Quantize
8:17​ Swing
8:53​ Length
9:43​ Preparing to record a Sequence
11:00​ Recording a Sequence
11:56​ Copying a Sequence
13:04​ Erasing beats from a Sequence
14:51​ Appending Sequences together
15:48​ Erasing a Sequence
16:12​ Step Recording / Editing
18:14​ Erase all Songs & Sequences
18:41​ Noodling to get some demo Sequences for a Song
22:46​ Song mode
27:21​ Edit Parameter options
29:56​ MIDI Receive channel
30:38​ MIDI Transmit channel"

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