MATRIXSYNTH: Modor DR-2 tutorial Part 1: Getting started


Sunday, May 19, 2024

Modor DR-2 tutorial Part 1: Getting started


video upload by Richard DeHove

"The Modor DR-2 is one of what I consider the 'Big Five' in the drum machine world. There's the DR-2, Perkons, Pulsar-23, Rtym MkII and the Alpha Base.

This is not a sound design video, nor do I go through the many sound models and parameter options, that's for later videos. This one is a guide to the DR-2's basic operations, although of course there's plenty of hits along the way. The intention is to explore the many functions of the DR-2 in an ongoing tutorial series.

I've admired this machine for a couple of years and am excited to have got this one on loan from Modor. So it was very cheeky of me to switch out all the knobs for big black grippy ones from Erica Synths, but, well, it just looked too sweet and clean and my Big Box of Knobs is always looking for opportunities.

Soundwise there is a limiter on the output just to avoid any surprises and my voice is damping the drum machine level whenever I speak, which should explain any volume fluctuations.

0:00 Overview
0:29 Power & firmware
1:00 Front panel
2:10 32nd notes
2:55 Sound models
4:37 Knobs
5:28 Ergonomics
6:50 Envelopes
7:55 Change patterns & kits
9:40 Bars
10:15 Track length
12:15 Muting
12:42 Play modes
14:15 Saving
16:41 Tilt filter
17:50 Clear tracks
18:57 Initialize
19:59 Copy & paste
20:55 Random fill
22:05 Random steps
23:59 Random value
25:17 Parameter locks
26:46 Alpha & beta channels
32:00 For next time

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