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MFB Tanzbar - Analogue Drumcomputer

  • $1,025.00


  • analogue drum-computer with tight step-sequencer and 16 instruments
  • immediate control, integration of MIDI and CV/Gate
  • different step-lengths per instrument
  • programmable accentand pitch-bend-functions
  • 144 patterns with A/B-variations, fill-function to chain various patterns
  • 3 CVand 2 Gate channels
  • rolland flam-recording
  • individual and global swing-quantization
  • recording of control-value per step
  • 12 individual outputs, stereo output
  • MIDIand clock-sync, MIDI-dump
  • metal chassis with wood side panels


MFB's Tanzbär drum-computer offers fourteen analogue percussion instruments as well as a synthesizer for bassand melodic voices. Its integrated step-sequencer allows flashlight-programming and storage of up to 144 patterns. All parameters can be recorded per step! Because of its ability to control and call up all functions on the fly, while the unit is running, Tanzbär is ideally suited for live performances.

Using the fill-function, patterns can be chained for longer sequences. In addition, every pattern offers A/B variations that can be switched manually or automatically for further flexibility. Also, Tanzbär allows saving 16 flame and roll-variations.

The step-length is controllable per instrument, allowing easy creation of polyrhythmic structures. Possible resolutions are 32th and 16th steps as well as 16thand 8th triplet-steps. The shuffle amount can be continuously controlled globally and per instrument.

Each instrument offers three accent intensities. Add the bend-function to create glides and LFO-like sweeps for bass drum 1/2, snare drum and toms 2/3.

In addition to the percussion-instruments, Tanzbär offers addressing external instruments using its two CV/Gate outputs; one being able to control dynamics via a third CV-output. The same tracks are routed to the internal bassand melody-synthesizer voices. An ideal solution to pre-listen and program patterns without any need for external equipment.

The CV/Gate-sequencer offers a range of three octaves and is programmable using two methods. All parameters are output via MIDI, allowing control of external instruments. The drum-computer can be synchronized via MIDIand clock-signals.

Finally, Tanzbär not only offers a master volume knob but individual level controls and mute-functions per instrument. The unit provides a stereo output as well as twelve individual outputs.

TANZBAER has the following dimensions: 330 x 170 x 60 mm. An external power supply is included.

Instrument parameters:

Bassdrum 1: Decay, Pitch, Pitch Modulation, Transient Level, Transient Type, Noise Level, Noise Filter, Distortion
Bassdrum 2: Decay, Pitch, Transient Level
Snare: Pitch, Detune, Noise Level, Noise Decay, Blend Tone 1/2, Decay, Tone Pitch
Rimshot: Pitch
Cymbal: Decay, Tone, Blend Ping/Cymbal
Open Hihat: Decay, Tone
Closed Hihat: Decay, Tone
Claves: Decay, Pitch
Claps (Stereo): Decay, Reverb Length, Clap Intensity, Clap-Number/Pattern
Low Tom/Conga: Decay, Pitch, Noise Level
Mid Tom/Conga: Decay, Pitch, Noise Level
Hi Tom/Conga: Decay, Pitch, Noise Level
Cowbell: Decay, Pitch
Maracas: Decay
Bassline: Filter, Pitch
Melody: Pitch

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