Vintage Drum Machines

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Vintage Drum Machines

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2nd in an instalment of bargain bin classics that have unique sounds. Ive avoided the usual Roland gear for forgotten units.

1.KORG DDD-1
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Cheap trashy and separate outs for all drums with loads of control.

2.YAMAHA RY-30
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Clean and heavy.

3.Oberheim DMX
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Phat and heavy with loads of bassssssss.

4.SCI DRUMTRAKS
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Unique sounding and really analog like the 808.

5.YAMAHA RX-11
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Another Hip Hop producers favorite and really cheap.

6.EMU SP 1200
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Early Hip Hop classic like the 808.

7.ALESIS HR 16
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Good banks of sound and a good sequencer.

8.EMU PROCUSSION
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Amazing underated piece of kit. Every percussion and drum sound you will ever need with the control of a workstation.

9. ALESIS D4
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Great for live as you can use drum triggers to fire off the sounds or even mics . . . . . . ;)

10.KORG DDM 110
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More cheap trash that sounds great.
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Not sure how much in the "bargain bin" a DMX is... ;)

Speaking of newer machines, this one looks delicious:

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It's the Schlagzwerg from MFB.

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You can pick em up quite cheap now due to VSTs of them being pretty good. The SCi Drumtraks is the one that holds its value like the Rolands. I love my crappy Korg machines just wish i could get a full set of soundcards for the DDD1 im missing 2 i think.

The Schlagzwerg is PURE SEX. So glad developers are realising that people want cables and dials again :D
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Speaking of zwergs, the Kraftzwerg sounds equally inviting:

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Mate this with the Schlag, and you have zwerg heaven.

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ƧƆỴ†ɧЄ wrote:
Mate this with the Schlag, and you have zwerg heaven.
No you have a Whipped Cream Dwarf ;)
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ƧƆỴ†ɧЄ wrote:
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do you have any of those wave cards for the ry30? they seem to rarely pop up on ebay, and i was wondering if it was worth hunting them down.

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Since I hijacked this thread into the modern day, check out this beast. The video is entertaining enough, even if you don't care about the [apparently] best drum machine in the history of the human race.

P.S. Wik, I just found a good deal on one of these (an older MKI), so added into the arsenal!

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Just to chime in here (again). You can find Drumtraks pretty cheap - as in a few hundred $. They have MIDI, sound amazingly retro. Hard to beat in my opinion. Can't see how an 808 would be worth thousands more. The 707 though I think is still a good value and not too expensive.

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Agreed - 606s are still cheap! At least relative to the 808s and 909s. My latest drum machine purchase is a Korg KR-55B. Stoked to play with it!

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ƧƆỴ†ɧЄ wrote:Agreed - 606s are still cheap! At least relative to the 808s and 909s. My latest drum machine purchase is a Korg KR-55B. Stoked to play with it!
Oooh nice i love the Korg drums ! Are we gonna have a spooky Bossa Nova track from you in the future ?
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^ HAHA. Can bossa nova be anything other than spooky?

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