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The MFB-301 Pro drum computer is a modern version of our classic MFB-301. It offers eight analog drum- and percussion-instruments which are based upon the original circuits being used in the MFB-301 and the clap-module MFB-401. However, the circuits have been further refined for the Pro-version.
The MFB-301 Pro offers a sequencer with up to 16 steps, capable of storing 108 patterns and 36 songs. By chaining two patterns it allows creating beats with 32 steps. A global shuffle mode with five graduations will make your beats swing. Programming can be carried out in real time or step by step.
All instruments can be adjusted in three sound parameters and in level. The sound parameters pitch, note length and attack can individually be set per step. In addition, the values may also be controlled by MIDI CC commands and recorded into the sequence in real time. All instrument levels can be adjusted separately and being programmed per track. The MFB-301 Pro can be synchronized to a MIDI clock or an analog clock signal. Available are stereo outputs as well an an adjustable headphones output.
Power supply comes from the included USB-power adapter. The unit can be updated via its USB port, but only Windows PC's.
MFB-301 Pro is the ideal expansion for MFB Tanzmaus. Combined, all instruments of the MFB Tanzbar 1 are available. Also, the MFB-301 Pro can be controlled and even be programmed from MFB Tanzmaus via MIDI.
The instruments' parameters
Bassdrum: Pitch, Decay, Tone, Level
Snare: Pitch, Decay, Noise Level, Level
Claps: Decay, Attack, Level
Tom: Pitch, Decay, Attack, Level
Bongo: Pitch, Decay, Attack, Level
Clave: Pitch, Decay, Attack, Level
Cymbal: Pitch, Decay, Mix Noise/Metal, Level
Hi-hat: Pitch, Decay, Mix Noise/Metal, Level