This video, via Uniquesquared, offers an overview and demo of the Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1 MKII.
The Machinedrum SPS-1 MKII offers four drum synthesis methods:
- TRX emulates classic drum computers.
- EFM introduces Elektron’s Enhanced Feedback Modulation algorithms. The generated sounds range from realistic acoustic drums to wild, chaotic effects.
- P-I simulates the behavior of acoustic drums.
- E12 ‘carries the legacy of those gritty, hard to find beatboxes’. The carefully processed percussion samples offer a wealth of sound possibilities.
The Machinedrum SPS-1 MKII also has a bigger brother, the Machinedrum SPS-1UW+ MKII. They are almost identical, but the SPS-1UW+ MKII features a sampling engine and a +Drive.
See the Elektron site for details.