I’m just in the early stages of putting this instrumental together…
This is a demonstration of two Roland analog synths, a JX-10 and a SH-2, combined with the sequencer/sampler the MPC-60. The MPC-60 is loaded with Linn LM-1 samples (courtesy of ToneBldr, www.drivenmachinedrums.com ) and is also sequencing the JX-10 and SH-2. The SH-2 is doing the bass while the JX-10 is doing the melody; I am playing lines over the melody on the JX-10 occasionally. All sounds are mixed on a StudioMaster mixer and there is an analog delay (Washburn Accellerator) on one send and a EH HolyStain on another. The MPC-60 is sort of out of shot so near the end I bring the camera around to show what I’m doing with that.
A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument designed to imitate the sound of drums and other percussion instruments. These machines are very useful instruments for a wide variety of musical genres, not just purely electronic music. They are also an urgent necessity when session drummers are not available.
Drum Machines offers a choice selection of classic drum machines, meticulously sampled to faithfully reproduce the original sounds. They can be easily tweaked with cleverly mapped controls, allowing users to experiment with the inner workings of the instrument and adjust to taste.
A brief history
The first commercially available rhythm machines were included in organs in the late 1960s, and were intended to accompany the organist. The first largely successful drum machine was the Rhythm Ace. It was produced by a company called Ace Tone which was later named Roland. Early drum machines were often referred to as rhythm machines.
TR-808,TR-606,TR-707,TR-727 and tb-303. Roland drum machines