Drum machine help.

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Drum machine help.

Postby CuBulo » Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:11 pm

I am kinda new to the synth world. I just have a Korg R3. I am going get a drum machine next cause I heard you need it to make music. But first I need to know what they do. Could someone tell me? I also want to know if there is any good ones under 200$? Please help me.
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Postby Dane_Xoth » Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:30 pm

Seriously...Read the thread entitled 'READ THIS if you're looking at choosing a new synth!'. < This is a link if you have trouble finding it.

Especially this post



and the 7th post by 'still learning'.

Browse the archives.
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Postby Jack Spider » Fri Jul 04, 2008 7:58 pm

Cubulo - a little effort on your part is required to gather the information you need. There is a wealth of information on VSE, so please spend some time using the SEARCH feature and peruse the existing threads.

VSE was never intended to be a 'what should I buy?' forum, but somewhere for people to discuss synthesisers.
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Postby Shanesaw » Sat Jul 05, 2008 7:24 am

Cubulo - I agree with those who have posted a response to your question as far a searching and doing some research first but personally, I don't care how many "What kind of synth/drum machine/blah machine should I get" posts come up. If I can help, I will answer.
Are you looking for realistic drum sounds or electronic/synthesized sounds? Do you have or are you using a computer at all? There are some great programs for drums sounds like BFD or XLN Audio's Addictive Drums. The Waldorf Edition is great too. You get the Attack(drum machine), PPG(synth), and D-pole(filter module) for a reasonable price. The Attack is a killer drum machine for electronic stuff. Very powerful and can be used as a synth too.
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Postby ramos » Sat Jul 05, 2008 11:43 am

Have a look at the old Boss drum machines, like a Dr-660.

They have midi and lots of nice drum sounds, and are cheap. Will get the ball rolling for you.
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Postby sacredcow » Sat Jul 05, 2008 4:32 pm

You're going to need one with a sequencer, I reckon.
Get a Korg ES-1, it's actually a rhythm sampler, not exactly a drum machine, but it's pretty versatile, easy to use, and FUN.
Totally in your price range as well.
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Postby CuBulo » Sat Jul 05, 2008 5:35 pm

Yes I use a PC with my R3. I think ill get a virtual one.
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Postby tallowwaters » Sat Jul 05, 2008 7:56 pm

Do your own damn research, lazy a*s.
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Re: Drum machine help.

Postby ronP » Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:12 pm

CuBulo wrote:I am kinda new to the synth world. I just have a Korg R3. I am going get a drum machine next cause I heard you need it to make music. But first I need to know what they do. Could someone tell me? I also want to know if there is any good ones under 200$? Please help me.

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My suggestion: Pick up a ZOOM MRT-3B for $99 U.S.


http://www.zoom.co.jp/english/products/mrt3/index.php

http://www.samsontech.com/products/prod ... &brandID=4

This drum machine is loaded with seven touch-sensitive pads, several hundred sampled sounds (including exotic percussion and sound effects), and it is very easy to program beats and songs.

If you like what this one can do, you can then move up to a more sophisticated (and expensive) device and use the MRT-3B as a traveling song sketch pad, or for gigs (it can be battery-operated, so forth).

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Postby pricklyrobot » Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:33 pm



Additionally, to get that working for you, you may need this: http://hooked-on-phonics.com/

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Postby JSRockit » Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:59 am

Times your loot by 7 and get a Jomox 888... :shock:
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