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Re: decent drum machine hardware

Hi Rick,
Yes with little effects drums can sound huge!I have
programmed a lot of west african rhythms on my dr-660
using its effect presets and people often ask me where
i got the african samples from but is all coming from
my drum computer.
I was amazed to hear that Peter Gabriel recorded the
security album almost entirely with a linn drum!

--- "loop.pool" <looppool@cruzio.com> 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. 


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