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Re: need recommendation: decent drum machine software
On Sep 17, 2004, at 16:02, jj 179 wrote:
> More ideally, I'd like something that I could load with my own
> samples, and that I could trigger via MIDI or USB with an Akai MPD16 -
> basically trying to recreate, in a cheaper and more computer-based
> way, the functionality of an MPC2000. I'd like to be able to record
> drum rhythms in real-time, not necessarily just in step-programming.
If you have a Mac loaded with OS X and if you can live without
recording drum rhythms in real-time I think iDrum would be fine with
you. iDrum is actually inspired by the MPC60 and some people say it
sounds like one. If you use a computer running Windows you might check
out DR-008 by FXpansion. The latest version does work as a standalone
and it's very well designed for easy use and good features.
At the next level there is Ableton Live 4. Live can do what the MPC2000
does and a little more. Quite a lot more actually, you might think it's
overkill for the special use you have in mind.
All the best