View Full Version : Drum/Rhythm Machines. . .Need Help!

12-13-2004, 10:34 PM
I'm looking for some sort of drum machine where I can program an entire songs worth of beats and fills etc in the order I want. What I'd like to do is have a basic song structure written on accoustic guitar, and then come up with the drum part w/ the machine to go with. Once I'm happy with a drum part, I'd record the drums onto my computer from the machine, and then proceed to add bass, rhythm/lead guitars etc ontop of the drums.

Does anyone know a good drum machine that would satisfy those needs? I'm not looking for something that plays the same beat over and over, I want to have it change for choruses and verses, and be able to add fills.

Thanks in advance

12-14-2004, 07:45 AM
Most Drum machines do exactly what you are asking...
Im also interested in specific models, so lets hope we get
some good answers.. Its the biggest pain in the ass
in the whole home recording process (IMO)

12-14-2004, 08:02 PM
Alesis SR-16 (http://alesis.com/products/sr16/index.html)

233 sounds, and they've been making them long enough that you can probably find one on Ebay cheep.

or, get a drum module and use sequencer/recording software to drive it. i've got an old Alesis D4 that i trigger with Cakewalk.