MFB - Tanzbär Lite


Is it a little Tanzbär or rather the follower of the 808-inspired MFB 522? The truth is somewhere in between.
Ether way, the Tanzbär Lite is a compact drummachine with nine analog instruments. It is operated with a chasing-light sequencer featuring a A/B variation and a pattern chain mode. Each instrument can have an individual track length what makes polyrhythms an easy thing! There are several flam, shuffle and accent settings as well as a number of LFOs, yet the highlight is a realtime potentiometer recording function!



Sequencer: chasing light programming. It can save 64 patterns. A pattern can be up to 32 steps long and offers 16ths or 16ths/8ths triplets as metric basis.
Patterns can be chained. Each pattern can be programmed in an A or B variation between you can alternate manually or automatically. Four different accent settings can be programmed per instrument.

There are 5 LFOs which modulate pitches of bass drum, claps tom/conga, cowbell and clave. The LFOs can be programmed per step due to 4 waveforms.
The sequencer also offers recording of sound parameters, either step by step or in real time.

MIDI: The sequencer emits MIDI notes and can play other instruments. The Tanzbär Lite can be synchronized to MIDI.

Sound parameters:

  • Bass drum : Decay Time, Tune, Attack Level, LFO
  • Snare: Tune, Noise Level, Noise Decay
  • Rimshot: Level
  • Claps: Filter, Reverb Decay Time, Intensity, Number and Patterns of Attacks, LFO
  • Tom/Conga: Decay Time, Tune, Panning, LFO
  • Cowbell: Decay Time, Tune, LFO
  • Claves: Decay Time, Tune, LFO
  • Cymbal: Decay Time, Tune, Blend between Ping and Cymbal
  • Open Hihat: Decay Time, Tune
  • Closed Hihat: Decay Time, Tune
Besides this each instrument has an individual volume control and can be muted. A master level control is available as well.


MIDI In and Out
stereo output, 5 individual outputs
inlet for external power supply (included)


steel enclosure, 200 x 140 x 40 mm

1.0 kg

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