Master volume potThe Master volume potentiometer sets the level of the Main outputs and the Headphone output.
Track LED'sThese 16 LED's represent the Machinedrum tracks. They flash when sounds are triggered. They also show the currently selected track.
Sound selection wheelSelect the active track using the Sound selection wheel.
Classic/Extended buttonThis button switches between the two modes of Machinedrum operation, Classic and Extended.
Function buttonThe Function button, in combination with other buttons, accesses secondary functions and menus. These functions and menus are written on the Machinedrum panel in white text within a brown rectangle.
Bank buttonsThe Bank buttons are used for selecting patterns. Here is also where the Mute, Accent, Swing and Slide menus are located.
Trig buttonsThe 16 Trig buttons are mainly used for sequencing and triggering sounds.
Scale setup buttonThe Scale setup button is used for setting the length and time signature of a pattern.
Kit buttonThe Kit button accesses the menu where a kit can be assembled, saved and loaded. Here is also where the settings for the Master effects are found. The secondary function opens up the Song menu.
Pattern/Song buttonPress the Pattern/Song button to alternate between the Pattern and Song modes. The Global settings can be accessed here as well.
Start/Stop/Play buttonsThese are the transport controls. Record, stop and play/pause. Secondary functions are copy, clear and paste.
Arrow + Yes/No buttonsUse the arrow buttons to navigate in menus. Confirm selections with the Yes button and exit menus with the No button.
Tempo buttonPress the Tempo button to access the menu where the BPM is set. The Tempo LED flashes in sync with the chosen BPM. The Machinedrum can be locked to an external tempo as well
Level encoderThe endless rotary Level encoder is used for setting the volume of the tracks.
Data entry encodersThese endless rotary encoders are used for adjusting parameter values.
Synthesis/Effects/Routing buttonThis buttons flicks between the three parameter pages of each track. The secondary function gives access to the LFO menu.
LCD screenA lot of handy information is displayed on the gorgeous red LCD.
Headphone outThe Headphone is a stereo jack mirror of the Main outputs.
Main outputsAll tracks are by default routed to the Main outputs. This can be changed, as all tracks are freely routable to any of the outputs.
Individual outputsTracks can be routed to any of the four Individual outputs.
InputsAffect external signals with the Machinedrum effects and filters by using the Inputs. In the case of the UW version of the Machinedrum, the Inputs can also be used to sample sounds.
MIDI IN/OUT/THRU portsThe MIDI ports lets the Machinedrum speak to other devices. If you have an SPS-1UW MKII the MIDI ports are also used for sample transfers.
DC inTo start making beats, connect the Machinedrum power supply to the DC in.
Power switchUse this switch to turn the Machinedrum on or off.