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Re: decent drum machine hardware

Roland R-8 !
great drumbox

loop.pool wrote:

> I think I may have posted this before, but I think one of the cheapest 
> hardware solutions
> for a drum machine (if you happen to own a sampler) is to buy a used 
> or new
> Alesis SR-16 drum machine (which has the most antiquated drum sounds 
> of all the machines
> currently available new) and use it to trigger your own sounds from a 
> sampler.
> Drum machines are almost invariably closed architecture affairs and 
> the fact of the matter is that
> drum sounds go in and out of style (or we just get sick of them).
> The SR-16 has good MIDI implemenation; is really easy to program and 
> with a little effects processing
> you can even get the late eighties drum sounds to sound good if you 
> don't want to use a sampler.
> Speaking of that devil,  my wife is very fond of using some of my 
> really old analogue drum machines and then
> putting them through different stomp box pedals.  It's amazing how 
> fresh drum and percussion sounds sound
> when put through some flanging and distortion and chorus, etc, not to 
> mention some of the wilder sounding rack mounted
> DSP boxes out there today.
> Heck, any drum machine connected to something like the Alesis INEKO 
> can sound really fresh and innovative.
> Besides,  it gets boring to me to hear stock drum machine sounds, even 
> if they are cutting edge in terms of style.
> Throw something through the random filter patch on those pricey 
> Lexicon units and you are really humming.
> Just my 4 cents.
> .