Good cheap drum machine

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Dr. PhunkyPants, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. Dr. PhunkyPants

    Dr. PhunkyPants Guest

    Aug 11, 2002
    Can anyone recommend a good, cheap (<$100) drum machine? There are a few models that crop up on Ebay frequently, but I've no idea which are good and which are bad. I intend to use this to lay down simple 4/4 beats for beginner students during lessons.
  2. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    I have an old Boss DR-550MkII drum machine that I bought in 1992 or thereabouts. It's woefully outdated, feature and patch-wise (dated "real" drum samples, non-velocity sensitive pads, etc) but it looks like they go for cheap on ebay judging from a quick search. Probably more than sufficient for what you'll need it for (I use mine occasionally for its 808 sounds and that's it these days.)
  3. K-Frog


    Feb 6, 2002
    Camden, AR, USA
    If that's all you need, I'd find a Korg PX3B on the cheap.
    It'll be much more useful overall, for you. it's a great all around practice tool AND has about 16 or more different drum beats, and you can vary the tempo all you want