Drum Machines

Drum Machines are either analog or digitally based and are used to create the foundations of electronic music. Roland pioneered the drum machine and have now re-issued their classic model, the TR-08.

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About Drum Machines

Drum Machines utilise samples or synthesis in order to sequence or record percussive elements using pads or buttons. Many include a step sequencer to allow users to sequence a beat step-by-step. Such drum machines are incredibly versatile, offering the opportunity to create melodic percussive sequences, in addition to conventional drum sounds. The use of samples and time stretching further extends the possibilities drum machines can provide, allow for whole new sounds to be created from an original sample.

Typically, a drum machine allow on-the-fly sampling and real-time recording. As well as being popular in electronic music, drum machines can also be used in place of a drummer, where they are not available or desired.

Drum Machine News

ARTURIA DrumBrute Impact - "The Drum Machine You've Been Waiting For"

The DrumBrute Impact is here to expand the "Brute" series with a new, hard-hitting, analog drum machine. Available to pre-order now at Gear4music.... More  »

20 Jul 2018 11:38

Modal Electronics' CRAFTrhythm Drum Sampler In Stock at Gear4music Exclusively

Modal Electronics' latest device - the CRAFTrhythm Drum Sampler - expands on the CRAFTsynth Monophonic Synthesizer and lets users get 'hands-on' with the assembly... More  »

28 Feb 2018 15:14

NAMM 2014: Arturia BeatStep Launched and Spark Software - VIDEO UPDATE

Arturia have launched the BeatStep Sequencer and Controller, and a software update for Spark.... More  »

24 Jan 2014 01:45