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Most iconic drum machines in electronic dance music Music?

Post by TheSecretRaver » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:53 pm

Anything else other than the obvious

Roland TB303, TR808, TR909

Early 70s, 80s, Examples and more recent ones?

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Post by c-level » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:06 pm

Linn, DMX, HR16, Roland R-8,

MPC.... (i know its a sampler but it gets used mostly for drum programming/beatz)

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Post by Psy_Free » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:12 pm

A 303 isn't a drum machine.

How about a CR78, TR-606, TR-707, Linndrum, LM-1, Elektron Machinedrum, Boss DR-110, Korg KR-55, ER-1, Maestro Rhythm King, Oberheim DMX, DX, SCI Drumtracks, Tom, Vermona DRM ?
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Post by Bitexion » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:13 pm

There's also the Simmons SDS-5(V) electronic drumkit. An entire drum kit with hexagonal shaped pads, one pad for each type of drum sound, like bass drum, snare, toms, hi-hats. It triggered a pre-programmed synth module with the various sounds on it. So real drummers could play electronic drum sounds, since you could play it like a regular drumset with pedals and sticks. Used by tons of pop and rock bands from 1981 and throughout the 80s.

These didn't play like drum machines, but still sounded artificial.

You can hear and see it in action in this video:

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Post by Z » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:18 pm

The Linn 9000 was resposnible for most of the HiNRG stuff in the late 80s.

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Post by TheSecretRaver » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:17 pm

thanks guys, this is helpful :)

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Post by calaverasgrande » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:10 pm

Psy_Free wrote:A 303 isn't a drum machine.

How about a CR78, TR-606, TR-707, Linndrum, LM-1, Elektron Machinedrum, Boss DR-110, Korg KR-55, ER-1, Maestro Rhythm King, Oberheim DMX, DX, SCI Drumtracks, Tom, Vermona DRM ?
what no KPR-77?
But seriously, no mention of the infamous Alesis HR16?
It may not be as sought after as the TRXXX series of stuff. But I have seen these in so many rigs it is crazy. I also recognize those cymbals as soon as I hear them, and it certainly is in a lot of music out there. Though admittedly more on the industrial/Goth side.
It was a significant drum machine, I know when I got mine (20 years ago? Ouch.) there simply wasnt any other sampled drum machine that was as cheap AND as high resolution. The Oberheims were Thousands more, the Rolands and Korgs were 8bit and later 12bit samples at lower sample rates. The HR16's 16bit 48khz(?) sounded astounding in comparison to its competitors, and to most of us, seemed to give us an Oberheim DMX at Dr Beat prices.
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Post by Psy_Free » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:13 pm

calaverasgrande wrote:
Psy_Free wrote:A 303 isn't a drum machine.

How about a CR78, TR-606, TR-707, Linndrum, LM-1, Elektron Machinedrum, Boss DR-110, Korg KR-55, ER-1, Maestro Rhythm King, Oberheim DMX, DX, SCI Drumtracks, Tom, Vermona DRM ?
what no KPR-77?
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Post by c-level » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:33 pm

calaverasgrande wrote:
Psy_Free wrote:A 303 isn't a drum machine.

How about a CR78, TR-606, TR-707, Linndrum, LM-1, Elektron Machinedrum, Boss DR-110, Korg KR-55, ER-1, Maestro Rhythm King, Oberheim DMX, DX, SCI Drumtracks, Tom, Vermona DRM ?
what no KPR-77?
But seriously, no mention of the infamous Alesis HR16?
It may not be as sought after as the TRXXX series of stuff. But I have seen these in so many rigs it is crazy. I also recognize those cymbals as soon as I hear them, and it certainly is in a lot of music out there. Though admittedly more on the industrial/Goth side.
It was a significant drum machine, I know when I got mine (20 years ago? Ouch.) there simply wasnt any other sampled drum machine that was as cheap AND as high resolution. The Oberheims were Thousands more, the Rolands and Korgs were 8bit and later 12bit samples at lower sample rates. The HR16's 16bit 48khz(?) sounded astounding in comparison to its competitors, and to most of us, seemed to give us an Oberheim DMX at Dr Beat prices.
i mentioned HR16! sure wish i could get my hands on a KPR instead!!! :mrgreen:

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Post by ppg_wavecomputer » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:40 pm

EKO Compute Rhythm

Manuel Göttsching´s "E2-E4" still is an iconic album in dance music, and the EKO was the first programmable drum computer ever (introduced as early as 1972).

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Post by calaverasgrande » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:05 pm

c-level wrote:
calaverasgrande wrote:
Psy_Free wrote:A 303 isn't a drum machine.

How about a CR78, TR-606, TR-707, Linndrum, LM-1, Elektron Machinedrum, Boss DR-110, Korg KR-55, ER-1, Maestro Rhythm King, Oberheim DMX, DX, SCI Drumtracks, Tom, Vermona DRM ?
what no KPR-77?
But seriously, no mention of the infamous Alesis HR16?
It may not be as sought after as the TRXXX series of stuff. But I have seen these in so many rigs it is crazy. I also recognize those cymbals as soon as I hear them, and it certainly is in a lot of music out there. Though admittedly more on the industrial/Goth side.
It was a significant drum machine, I know when I got mine (20 years ago? Ouch.) there simply wasnt any other sampled drum machine that was as cheap AND as high resolution. The Oberheims were Thousands more, the Rolands and Korgs were 8bit and later 12bit samples at lower sample rates. The HR16's 16bit 48khz(?) sounded astounding in comparison to its competitors, and to most of us, seemed to give us an Oberheim DMX at Dr Beat prices.
i mentioned HR16! sure wish i could get my hands on a KPR instead!!! :mrgreen:
The KPR77 is a PITA to program songs on, but it has the cool repeat/fine (fine=end) feature. And it also has the best handclap ever, which makes up for the lack of attack in the kick. Though the kick does put out some decent low end if your speakers can handle. It's like a firm shove from a bouncer instead of a hard fist in the stomach.
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Post by GuyaGuy » Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:51 am

Not quite a drum machine. More of a man-machine.

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Post by Stab Frenzy » Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:49 am

GC Coleman is without a doubt the most iconic drum machine in dance music.

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