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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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In other words, the drum machines of the late 1950s to the early 1970s were primarily rhythm playback machines with very limited opportunity for the musician to manipulate the sound of each drum or the rhythm played and no ability to program user-created rhythms.
- Step sequencer for the basslines and the drum machines.
Castles in the Snow by Twin Shadow This is a track from his first record, but to me it's a perfect mix of primitive drum machines, echoing synth parts and sinister storytelling.
Both models are compatible with iOS apps that supports the CoreMIDI standard input, including Apple GarageBand, as well as drum machines, synthesizers and virtual instruments.
Direct from the Drum machines have two limitations.
Comprised of John Pugh, formerly of !!!, and designer Madeline Davy, the Brooklyn duo marries primordial screams to drum machines. And maybe if punk were pretty, if electro sprang spirit animals, if throwing down in the dark meant that all the weird and best kids from 10th grade would reappear, the result would be Free Blood.
Solo artists with drum machines and effects pedals buck the trend.
I had a love of drum machines and copying those rhythms on my set growing up.
This matched up perfectly with the band's downscale gear-K-Mart guitars, chintzy chord organs, broken-down drum machines, and the like.
After all, all those drum machines and keening Korgs and DX7s could lay down a solid, unwavering groove and stick by it for hours.