MXR @ 13 December 2016, Comments Off on MXR-185 Project Machine

mxr “UP FOR SALE IS THIS VINTAGE 1983 MXR MODEL 185 DRUM COMPUTER. THIS UNIT WAS PURCHASED NEW IN 1983, USED LIGHTLY IN A HOME STUDIO FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND THEN PACKED AWAY FOR THE LAST 19 YEARS. THE BAD NEWS: IT IS NOT 100% FUNCTIONAL. I WILL LIST THE ISSUES BELOW WHICH I HAVE DETECTED. THE GOOD NEWS: FIRSTLY IT IS IN EXCELLENT COSMETIC CONDITION. SECONDLY I HAVE A SET OF ROTO TOMS SOUNDS THAT WERE PURCHASED SEPARATELY FROM MXR AND CAN BE INSERTED INTO THE UNIT TO ACCESS THOSE SOUNDS. I AM INCLUDING THESE (SEE PHOTO) IN THE DEAL AT NO ADDITIONAL COST. I ALSO AM INCLUDING THE ORIGINAL OWNER’S MANUAL.
AND BECAUSE OF THESE FUNCTIONAL ISSUES I AM SELLING IT AT BELOW MARKET VALUE. THIS UNIT WOULD BE A GOOD CHOICE FOR ANYONE WHO CAN USE IT AS IS OR REPAIR IT OR MAKE USE OF IT FOR SPARE PARTS. SOME OF THE ISSUES MAY JUST BE DUE TO DIRTY CONTACTS. THIS UNIT HAS 12 INDIVIDUAL DIGITALLY RECORDED DRUM/PERCUSSION SOUNDS. EACH SOUND IS CONNECTED TO ONE OF THE SQUARE BUTTONS WHICH IS DEPRESSED TO SOUND IT. THESE SOUNDS CAN BE OUTPUTTED THROUHG A STEREO OUTPUT AND ALSO VIA INDIVIDUAL OUTPUTS FOR EACH SOUND. THE FOLLOWING SOUNDS WORK NORMALLY THROUGH EITHER THE STEREO OUTPUTS OR THE INDIVIDUAL OUTPUTS: TOM 1, TOM 2, CLAPS, BELL (COWBELL), SNARE, BLOCK, KICK DRUM AND CLICK TRACK. THE CRASH CYMBAL SEEMS TO WORK INTERMITTENTLY WHETHER THROUGH THE STEREO OUTPUTS OR INDIVIDUAL OUTPUT. THE OPEN AND CLOSED HI-HAT, TOM 3 AND RIM SHOT WORK NORMALLY THRU THE INDIVIDUAL OUTPUTS FOR THOSE SOUNDS ONLY, BUT DO SOUND QUITE GOOD. SO TO SUMMARIZE YOU CAN ACCESS 11 OF THE 12 SOUNDS AT LEAST THRU THE INDIVIDUAL OUTPUTS. THE ONLY QUESTIONABLE ONE IS THE CRASH CYMBAL. EACH SOUND HAS IT’S OWN FADER WHICH CONTROLS THE VOLUME OF THAT SOUND WHEN IT IS GOING THRU THE STEREO OUTPUTS. EACH INDIVIDUAL OUTPUT IS NOT AFFECTED BY THAT FADER. THIS WAS DESIGNED TO ALLOW THE USER TO TAKE EACH SOUND OUT TO IT’S OWN CHANNEL ON A MIXER OR A TRACK OF A RECORDER. THERE IS A TEMPO FADER WHICH WORKS NORMALLY AND A PITCH CONTROL AS WELL. THIS UNIT ALLOWS YOU TO CREATE MULTIPLE DRUM PATTERNS AND THEN STRING THEM TOGETHER IN WHATEVER ORDER YOU DESIRE TO CREATE A SONG AND HAS THE CAPACITY TO STORE 100 SONGS. THE MXR DRUM COMPUTER COST ALMOST $1,000 NEW (IN 1983 DOLLARS) AND WAS QUITE A NICE PIECE OF EQUIPMENT IN ITS’ DAY.” Link

MXR @ 20 October 2015, Comments Off on MXR 185 Drum Computer

185 “MXR Drum Computer Model 185 Rare For Fix, unit powers up, I couldn’t get any sound and display doesn’t appear to work properly , power chord is a bit worn and missing one slider. These are hard to find, and would be worth to fix.” Link

MXR @ 09 June 2015, Comments Off on MXR 185 Drum Computer

m xr185“Unit is in good condition considering its age

Some wood chips on sides and scratches on panel

Battery was replaced with newer style battery holder and new battery

All switches were cleaned with Deoxit and all switches are working well except for block

sound button.

All sliders are working well

Display is working properly” Link

MXR @ 15 November 2011, Comments Off on MXR 185

“Zum Verkauf steht ein Drumcomputer der amerikanischen Firma MXR Typ 185 .

Die MXR ist im guten Zustand (einige wenige Gebrauchsspuren sind natürlich vorhanden ) und natürlich voll funktionsfähig .

Bitte beachten Sie auch das extra grosse Bild .” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

MXR @ 19 July 2011, Comments Off on MXR 185

“First off, this unit is really clean. This would be perfect for a museum or for a Rompler Mod project. The sounds are thick and chunky like a Linn and just dripping with character. The unit does NOT have MIDI though there are MIDI to PPQ converters out there to make it run on MIDI. The sequencer section has a couple of limitations like: You can’t change programs while the sequencer is running. You have to press stop, change patterns and then press start again. The unit does not like corrupt patterns. I have confirmed that the CR2032 memory battery in this unit is dead so if the unit sits long enough with no power, the memory starts to fault and then you will have to program the pattern again. All this unit really needs though is someone to take it under their wing and give it a purposeful life again. It’s very cool, very rare and very clean. It also comes with a good copy of the manual. Enjoy.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

MXR @ 14 June 2011, Comments Off on MXR 185 Drum Computer

“MXR 185 Drum Computer. MXR Innovations: 1983. Heavy duty casement. MXR’s response to the original

Linn Drum. Some minor external scrappiness, else in great shape and good working order. Rare thus.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

MXR @ 05 April 2011, Comments Off on MXR 185 Drum Computer

“Super rare MXR Drum Computer model 185 – in great condition, works just fine! Cool features on this box include…
– 16 separate sounds
– Separate volume sliders and outputs for each drum sound
– Sliders for Temp and Pitch (tune the whole kit – tune down for those huge kick/snare/tom sounds)
– Copy of the Owner’s Manual
– It’s a real box – not a plug in!

At one point I thought I would collect drum machines from the 80’s, but I never got too far past this one (wife, kids, blah, blah, blah). This has been on the shelf for many years, and it’s time to find it a new home. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

MXR @ 07 September 2010, Comments Off on MXR Drum Machine

“The owner’s manual is what brings this drum computer to life. It will give you a complete understanding of all functions of this powerful machine. In an easy to understand format, you will have no problem getting up and running in no time.

What is the condition of this drum machine

* Cosmetically it looks very good, in my opinion I would give it an (7 to 8) out of 10. There are scratches on the bottom plate of the instrument, but as you can see by the pictures the top and sides look almost new.
* Everything works fine with no problem. The only thing I couldn’t test was the external trigger inputs, as that I did not have the cable, and I don’t know if any exists. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

MXR @ 01 June 2010, Comments Off on MXR 185 Drum Computer Project Machine

“The 185 is a cool EProm based drum machine that sounds a little like a Linn or a Drum Tracks.

This MXR is in fair cosmetic condition–missing a jack and some sliders. It powers up but not all the sounds work–though I am not sure how to program it. It has all its Eproms and chips. It would make a good project or parts unit.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

MXR @ 13 October 2009, Comments Off on MXR 185 Drum Machine

DSC00730 “Verkauft wird eine MXR Model 185 Drummachine. Baujahr 1986. Ähnlich wie die Linndrum oder Oberheim DX und DMX oder die Simmons SDS Serie benutzt die MXR 185 Eproms zum Speichern ihrer zwölf 8Bit-Sounds, was einen unverwechselbaren 80s-Drumsound generiert. Durch Wechseln der Eproms können bei Bedarf neue Sounds eingesetzt werden.
Das hier angebotene Gerät ist in technisch gutem zustand. Der “Crash”-Sound ist allerdings lediert. Fand ich nie schlimm, da er so n bisschen IDM-mäßig (Notwist/Console-Geknister) klingt, was eigentlich noch besser ist. Die anderen Sounds sind richtig gut und kommen druckvoll und können in alten Beastie Boys oder RunDMC Platten nachgehört werden. Optisch ist die Kiste allerdings stark mitgenommen und ein bisschen angestaubt. Es geht aber alles. Einige Tasten müssen mehrmals gedrückt werden, bis sie reagieren. Bitte unbedingt die Fotos angucken und bei Unklarheiten Fragen stellen!
MXR Model185 oldschool drummachine from 1986. Works fine technicaly! The “crash”-sound is a little ucked up. I think, that makes it better and more unique than before, cause now it sounds good for use in IDM productions… but it could also be replaced, cause the sounds are stored on eproms. Opticaly this unit is really messed up. Please see the photos! But it’s working. Some buttons gotta be pressed twice before they react. That are problems, that can probably be fixed by cleaning the contacts from the inside. Please ask, if you have questions!” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.