I've put together a 3D model from my various sketches. This image shows fairly accurately what the final drum machine will look like. I've finished much of the GUI for the display, I've got the key caps and the potmeter caps, and I've tried out some techniques for the display window. The only thing missing before I finish and order the first box parts is the keyboard PCBs.
Have a look at the full version of the picture. It is rendered in 2560 x 2048 and took five hours to render on my P4 3GHz. The scene is made in POV-Ray, a free ray tracer. Except for the textures for the display image and various captions (not including the MACHINEBEATS logo), everything is written (not drawn) as a text file in POV-Ray. The whole scene is 1154 lines of text and took quite a few hours to write.
The name might sound familiar, and I have to admit that I'm guilty of tweaking an existing product name. The same goes for the overall look.
The logo font is a tribute to a synth-centric band, a long time favourite of mine - see if you can figure out which one...