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Re: drum machine

I remember hearing TR-909 in the early eighties before I found out it
was a drum machine. I just loved that stiff and thumpy drum sound and
used to wonder how the hell they had dampened the toms to achieve
that! And I also wondered how the drummer was able to play like
that... LOL! Then 909'¨s started showing up all over town at rehearsal
places and I got it all right ;-)  "Ah a drum machine, yeah!" Never
bought one though, because they were so big and heave and also because
I was waiting for samplers to be available. Thought that would be more
useful, since I was quite inspired back then by the drum sampling work
of artists like Cabaret Voltaire and Yello.

Greetings from Sweden

Per Boysen
www.looproom.com internet music hub

On Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 9:44 PM, bill bigrig <billbigrig@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Howdy,
>  I bought my TR-909 brand new, with waratee, for $299 when Roland 
>remaindered them, just like the MV-30 for $699. I was universally 
>ridiculed for buying a machine that didn't sound like "real" drums,(the 
>707 had just come out). I didn't care, it was all I could afford. Fast 
>forward 15 years and all the technos & rappers were using them. I was 
>lucky. Still am. I wish you could get one for that price. You might want 
>to check out the DJX-II. IT has a LOT of 909 on it. If you're into 
>techno, it has a lot more.
> Rig