drum machine

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drum machine

Music a synthesizer specially programmed to reproduce the sound of drums and other percussion instruments in variable rhythms and combinations selected by the musician; the resulting beat is produced continually until stopped or changed
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To make this background rhythm machine, you'll need 16 inches each of 7/8-inch and 1/4-inch hardwood dowel, a handsaw, sandpaper, and clear sealer.
That was what drove the creation of Japan's first disc-based rhythm machine, the Doncamatic, and then led to the development of Japan's first synthesizer, the world's first needle-type tuner, followed by numerous unique instruments that have brought the enjoyment of musical performance to many people all around the world.
Alongside Gillan were survivors Roger Glover and Ian Paice - the tightest rhythm machine this side of AC/DC - keyboardsman Don Airey and guitar virtuoso Steve Morse.
I assigned Rhythm Machine by Lynn Freeman Olson to a precollege late-beginning student.
With this disc, the audience can watch The Edge use this easy-to-use rhythm machine disc to set up a variety of solid drum beats.
Where those early '80s discs still exude large doses of pure, natural soul, much of the three-CD ``Emancipation'' suffers from the use of hideous rhythm machines, tinny synthesizers, insipid, self-important lyrics and soppy, cliche-ridden melodies.
Their synthesizers, rhythm machines, and loops in effect presaged the digital sampling technology of the mid '80s and all that ensued.