The MFB Tanzbar 2 is a multi-voice Hybrid analogue and sample based drum machine that combines the best of MFB’s analogue voicing with the added ability of being able to add user samples into the mix.
The original Tanzbar was an iconic machine in “techno circles”, it’s industrial visage, compact form factor and offensively powerful kick drum quickly made it the must have drum machine for any serious producer or performer. Well, step forward a few years and MFB have created a brand new MK2, a much more flexible and user friendly machine that also packs in a monophonic analogue bass synthesizer to boot!
With 8 analogue voices and four sample based instruments, the Tanzbar 2 packs in more voices that its predecessor, and because you can sample directly into the machine you can further extend its already vast sonic vocabulary.
Other improvements and changes over the MK1 include;
A much bigger chassis providing better access to the interface
Bigger knobs and more of them, making sound shaping and tweaking far easier
SLIDERS(!) for controlling the volume of each independent track
The aforementioned bass synthesizer voice, the step input buttons cna also serve as a keyboard for note input
A display, which is very welcome. Meaning you get simple visual feedback of what your adjusting
LFO per voice
Plus much more!
All of the standard functions you’d expect from one of Manfreds designs are still there, including the knob record, which lets you record sound parameters as the sequence plays, individual outputs for each voice, complete suit of MIDI IO and more.
The Tanzbar2 is a big step forward for MFB, not only does it sound INCREDIBLE but it’s also one of the nicest drum machines to use, it’s very immediate and it’s super quick to get a beat made up quickly.
The main features of the MFB Tanzbar 2 include
Combines 8 voices of analogue percussion with 4 sample tracks
Powerful sequencer with a variety of playing modes
Includes a monophonic analogue synthesizer voice
Seperate outputs per track