This rare intrument is often confused with the wide-spread Letron MC-3, as its casing looks so similar. It also has a comparable range of functions, but the hardware is completely different.
The HBATEC has analog drum sounds and warm square wave bass and chords.The patterns are identical to those of the MC-3 and the programming function is also available. Even the preset sounds are of similar character. Due to the analog steps at hand, I could apply the following modifications:
- Mute switch for bass and chords
- Mute switch for almost all individual drum sounds
- Tempo fine controller
- "Lift" switch for altering the drum signal
- 3 chaos buttons