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Machinedrum UW
The definitive digital drum machine

The Machinedrum UW is a groundbreaking digital drum machine. It combines extremely flexible drum synthesis methods with a sampling engine. The powerful sequencer is the icing on the cake.Digital synthesis power

Digital synthesis power
The repertoire of the Machinedrum UW is vast. Merge the essence of old school drum computers with chaotic FM percussion. Simulate the behavior of acoustic drums or expand the sound beyond reality. Your imagination is the only limit.

Twelve bit grit
Cover samples in the dirt from the 12-bit sampling engine and make them grow. When sampling, the features at hand are immediate. Rearrange the recorded audio instantly. Reverse. Pitch up. Pitch down. Retrig. This is creative sampling.

Live and direct
Live performers have a trusty companion in the Machinedrum UW. The ultra-flexible sequencer allows for total and detailed control of all your sounds and even of external MIDI gear. All in real time. Without ever having to stop playback.

Stats at a glance
- 16 drum voices
- 1x specialized machine per voice
- 1x amplitude modulator per voice
- 1x 1-band EQ per voice
- 1x multimode filter per voice
- 1x sample rate reducer per voice
- 1x distortion per voice
- 1x LFO per voice
- 12 bit sampling engine
- 5 different drum synthesis methods
- 16 track Elektron sequencer
- Reverb, compressor, delay, EQ master FX
- MIDI sequencing
- +Drive storage
- 3 year Elektron warranty


The sequencer
The sequencer turns beats into unique compositions. Use the numerous LFOs and the powerful parameter lock feature, where each drum note can be assigned unique parameter settings, to obtain ever evolving and flowing rhythms.

Master effects
The stereo Master Effects system is comprised of the Rhythm echo delay, the Gate box reverb, the Dynamix dynamic processor and the Master EQ. The master effects can affect all tracks routed through the main output.

Massive storage
The +Drive offers incredible storage capability. It allows thousands of patterns, kits and samples to be internally saved. When inspiration strikes, all necessary data is conveniently available.

MIDI duties
The powerful parameter locks, the LFOs and numerous other functions are available when MIDI sequencing. Nearly all parameters and functions of the Machinedrum are possible to control from external devices as well.

Extra bonus
The TM-1 USB MIDI interface comes bundled with the Machinedrum UW at no extra cost. The device features the clever Turbo Mode. Press the Turbo button and suddenly MIDI transfer rates for connected and compatible gear will be ten times as high. A real time saver.


Drum voice features (x16)
- 1× Specialized machine
- 1x Amplitude modulator
- 1x 1-band EQ
- 1x Resonant 24 dB LP/BP/HP filter
- 1x Sample rate reducer effect
- 1x Distortion effect
- 2x Master effects sends
- 1x Assignable LFO

- 16 tracks
- Up to 64 steps per pattern
- Swing, slide, accent
- 64 possible parameter locks on each pattern step
- Full realtime control
- Full MIDI support
- 384 MIDI controllable parameters

- 128 Snapshots (+Drive)
- 128 Sample banks (+Drive)
- 128 Patterns per Snapshot
- 128 Kits per Snapshot
- 32 Songs per Snapshot
- 48 ROM sample slots per Sample bank
- 4 real time sampling RAM machines per Sample bank
- 2,5 Mb sample memory per Sample bank

Master effects
- Rhythm Echo delay
- Gatebox reverb
- Hi/Lo-shelf + parametric EQ
- Dynamix compressor

Sound generation
- 5 MD synthesis methods
- 12 bit sampling engine
- 46 individual audio generating machines

Synthesis methods
- GND basic waveform synthesis
- TRX retro beatbox synthesis
- EFM enhanced feedback modulation synthesis
- E12 sampled percussion synthesis
- P-I physical modelling synthesis

- 128x64 pixel backlit LCD
- MIDI In/Out/Thru
- 6 x 1/4” impedance balanced audio out jacks
- 2 x 1/4” audio in jacks
- 1 x 1/4” stereo headphone jack
- Advanced dual DSP system
- 44.1kHz, 24-bit D/A and A/D converters
- Flash-EEPROM upgradable OS

Balanced audio outputs
- Main out level: +15dBu
- Assignable outs level: +10dBu
- Output impedance: 100 Ω unbalanced
- S/N ratio: 100dBFS (20-20.000Hz)

Unbalanced audio inputs
- Input level: +7dBu maximum
- Audio input impedance: 9 k Ω
- SNR inputs: 98dBFS (20-20.000Hz)

Electrical specifications
- Unit power consumption: 8W typical, 18W max.
- Recommended power supply: 6V DC, 3A

Physical specifications
- Steel casing with brushed aluminium panel
- Dimensions: W340×D181×H63mm (13.4×7×2.4”) (including, audio outputs, knobs and rubber feet)
- Weight: approximately 2.8 kg

- TM-1 USB MIDI interface included
- Printed user’s manual
- 3 year Elektron warranty