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Drum machine recommendations

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by tbone0813, Oct 28, 2005.

  1. tbone0813

    tbone0813 The faithless say farewell when the road darkens.

    Aug 6, 2005
    Grand Prairie, TX.
    Santa Clause will be deilivering me a new drum machine for Christmas. Which one is up to you guys. I am looking for recommendations on one under $200. Realism is important. I heard there are a lot of them that sound really electronic. It's basically for rhythm & time practicing. Also to help me learn to play in different styles so it needs a good variety of Samba, Regggae, Rock, Country, etc beats/rhythms. Suggestions please?????? :bassist:
  2. pil


    Feb 17, 2005
    Pimlico, UK
    Zoom are pretty good, and cheap! I got the RT-123? off ebay. Super realistic sounds but ive read the manual a hundred times and still cant work certain bit's to do with recording.

    It's meant to be really easy? Oh well, i talked a mate into playing drums now anyway :D

    But yeah, i was recommended zoom on here :)
  3. +1 on the Zoom. I have a MRT-3 that I like alot. Sounds excellent and they can be had new for just under $100. To my ears it sounds much more realistic than the more expensive Boss machines.
  4. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    For $200, you could get a ZOOM PS-04... programmable drum machine plus a digital 4 track. I love mine.