MATRIXSYNTH: DRUM MACHINE Review and Buyers Guide Part 1

Wednesday, March 08, 2023

DRUM MACHINE Review and Buyers Guide Part 1

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"Drum machines have come a long way in a relatively short period of time. If you think about the first fully programmable drum machines such as the Roland legendary TR-808, that was only a little over 40 years ago. Roland’s first MIDI drum machine, the House and Techno queen that is the TR-909 was manufactured in 1982. It’s nice to reminisce about the 1980s when drum machines became popular, although there’s been some modern classics during this millennium including the Elektron MachineDrum from 2001 and Dave Smith Tempest from 2011. Today there are a plethora of new drum machines all with amazing new features. Yes, many manufacturers these days politely provide a nod to the classics such as the 808, 909 and LinnDrum through to the modern classic in their designs. Here is our mega drum machine guide for the current drum machines that are being manufactured. This project became so big, that we had to split it into two parts, so here is part 1:

Check out the specs and the bits we love from each of these drum machines here:

If you think that was mega, we’ve still got plenty more. We’ll be covering the Roland TR-8s, Korg Drumlogue, Erica Synths Perkons and more in part 2...!!

00:00 Intro from Dr. Honeysmack
01:13 Soma Pulsar23
05:07 Behringer RD-8 MkII
10:14 Behringer RD-9
14:58 Roland TR-6S
22:03 Elektron Syntakt
26:06 Korg Volca Beats
29:57 Korg Volca Drum
35:11 Arturia Drumbrute Impact
39:35 Behringer RD-6
40:51 Roland T-8
46:48 Outro and wait for PART 2!"

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