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RE: need recommendation: decent drum machine software

I had the  MPC1000 but the USB functioning was so bad, I took it back and
bought Roland's Fantom S (they now have the X).

The Fantom has 16 pads for triggering drum beats, or samples.  You can play
the drums live with either the pads or the keys.  All the kits are mapped 

It also has looping capabilities with overdub, but no feedback that I could
find.  I want to call Roland's support to see if that would be possible
using the on-board effects?

I'm also playing my old Boss DR-550 drum machine (remember that, Rick :)
using the Fantom as a midi control devise.  That works pretty cool, playing
those old, early digital sounds!

It's not a cheap solution, but it's not too bad if you need a keyboard


-----Original Message-----
From: L. Angulo [mailto:labalou2000@yahoo.com] 
Sent: Friday, September 17, 2004 1:09 PM
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: Re: need recommendation: decent drum machine software

Try the MPC1000 great baby but a real bitch to save your work,is so
confusing i think the engineers were on opium when they wrote the manual!

--- jj 179 <jj179subs@hotmail.com> wrote:

> I've been looking for a piece of drum machine software for awhile now.
> There's a dizzying array of programs available, most of which look 
> incredibly complex. I've tried one or two demos and found the learning 
> curve to be huge. Admittedly, I'm used to just starting up any 
> programming and being able to intuitively figure out how to work it.
> But the drum machine
> programs have been kind of intimidating.
> To give an idea of how braindead I am with these things, I picked up a 
> Korg Electribe ES-1 and still couldn't figure out an easy, 
> non-complicated way to use the darn thing.
> In the simplest sense, I'd like just a decent drum machine. 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.
> Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
> thanx,
> jj
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