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Drum Machine suggestion?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by The_Orlonater, Sep 10, 2008.


  1. The_Orlonater

    The_Orlonater

    Jun 6, 2007
    Hey I'm looking for a good drum machine, I'd like to get different percussion sounds and I'd like to program it to play certain rythms and stuff. Also maybe some music, like playing 4 bars of this and 1 bar of that and so on.

    My limit is $150 dollars...
    Ideas?
     
  2. Zoom MRT-3B. Lacks a downbeat, but affordable.
     
  3. deekay911

    deekay911 Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2007
    Charleston SC
    At the risk of being a d*ck, use the Search - there are a ton of threads on the 'best drum machine'. Anyway, my vote would be for the Alesis SR-16. You can get a used one for $50 and it will do everything you need with some very realistic samples.
     
  4. selfblessed

    selfblessed

    Dec 29, 2006
    Phoenix, AZ
    +1 on the Alesis. Good affordable drum machine.
     
  5. thekage

    thekage

    Jan 22, 2008
    Cape Girardeau MO
    I love my Boss Doctor Groove DR202. Ebay 35 bucks...
     
  6. Depending on your requirements, you could download Hydrogen Drums and use it on your computer. You can get a heap of extra kits for it (although there is a trick to installing them under windows as they are tar.gz files).

    Its quite simple and effective to use. Being free, the price is right too :)

    If you physically need a drum machine though, its not going to help...
     
  7. Thanks - I was hoping somebody would suggest that.

    There were a few sizable threads just a few months ago, do a search and you'll find them.
     
  8. TheDirtyMoocher

    TheDirtyMoocher

    Nov 11, 2004
    26.

    ...just sayin'
     
  9. scottbass

    scottbass Bass lines like a big, funky giant

    Jul 13, 2004
    Southern MN
    + another 1 for the Alesis SR-16.
     
  10. DavidMP

    DavidMP

    May 8, 2006
    Alberta, Canada
    Care to elaborate? I have been thinking about getting one for practise purposes.
     
  11. JmJ

    JmJ

    Jan 1, 2008
    NYC
    Check out the old (discontinued) Boss DR-5. Has a 1/4 input for a self contained practice setup. Drums & keyboard sounds allow you to compose & practice playing over changes, etc.
     

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