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I wouldn’t use this for anything other than getting true drum machine sounds, as working the box is going to be a better bet for getting realer sound drum samples.

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It’s definitely a cool drum machine to have, as when worked in as a creative force, drum machines like this can really be cool. The drumtraks sequencer seems to have a subtle groove to it which I like, though. The Drumtraks does not necessarily distinguish the sounds, the standards of the time, but by the multitude of possibilities and its unique look with its sequential order druntraks of wood and large buttons made of metal.

After all, all the programming versatility in the world doesn’t count for much if the basic sounds themselves are pretty ropey. Having only two tom-tom tap-keys isn’t a disadvantage in itself because the tuning can be adjusted onboard to give effectively 32 different tom sounds, but almost all of these lacked attack, which tended to make them appear a little weak by comparison with the other voices.

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I took the Drumtraks into Mayfair Studios, Primrose Hill, to test the quality of the digital chip recordings through big control room monitors. We have a zero tolerance policy for that sort of thing and it is strictly enforced. Log in Become a member.

Record mode to record, erase to clear. You can send us a note about this article, or let us know of a problem – select the type from the menu above. No fader arrangement for levels is necessary because all the individual levels are programmable in steps from 00 to 15, this being displayed on one of the LED panels.


These perform a variety of functions, the simplest of which is manually stepping patterns along in consecutive order with just one stab of the finger, every time you want to go from, say, pattern 88 to pattern Once the Eeproms are installed, it’s another world, nothing to do with the original sound delivered.

There are also six audio channel outputs plus a metronome output, and these are shared by the percussion voices as follows: Write a user review Ask for a user review.

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The sounds are modern and fully editable and in real time. Please Contribute to mu: After lifting the lid off the unit this is thoughtfully restrained in the ‘up’ position rdumtraks a swing-arm arrangement which prevents it from swinging all the way back and crashing against the jack-sockets on the rear panel, unlike another rhythm-machine I can think of and conferring with Ultravox’s resident boffin, I discovered that the single-chip voices from the LinnDrum will slide straight in manuall the Drumtraks – a bit like lowering a cu.

The only small area of complaint is the tom-toms.

Drumtraks the box is a rather special in that it has a look “vintage clean” with sounds from samples. This leads us on to a rather interesting discovery. Interfacing The machine has two forms of interface system built in to it. I have a question about my SCI Drumtraks. Chip Replacement This drutmraks us on to a rather interesting discovery. This isn’t as a popular as many of the other drum machines from the 80’s, but it’s quite a formidable model.

I’ve owned and loved this thumping, wooden- cheeked beauty for a long time but have only recently tried properly integrating it with another sequencer Yamaha RS Controls Most of these are fairly straightforward. Request a new review.

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Sound Quality I took the Drumtraks into Mayfair Studios, Primrose Hill, to test the quality of the digital chip recordings through big control room monitors. Anyway, I’m a fan of Sequential 1 I a prophet and from always Today it’s been 3 years since I no longer use it, but it is sure that it will serve in the future: Everything on the Drumtraks sounded very, very good: The failure of the drumtraks may be that some important functions are obtained by combinations of keys not always obvious and documented as noon or slave mode omni off.


SOUNDS Sounds can be correct if you hack back to the base but the sounds are not really top for me no grain, dynamic doubtful and drumtrask limited you can play with the knobs so that the note is more or less acute but very small c.

Link posts without a comment to interesting third party material are ok. Second, there’s a MIDI interface that lets you mwnual the Drumtraks in conjunction with any other similarly-equipped computer-controlled synth or sequencer.

Interestingly, when a jack is plugged into a separate outputs, the route does not cut the overall output. Next article in this issue Hammond DPM Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities. All of the machine’s major functions are accessed by pressing one of two ‘select’ buttons, so, for example, to go from Record to Erase or from Insert to Delete, etc.

First, a selectable 24, 48, or 96 pulse-per-quarter clock input and a pulse output are provided for use with older sequencers, rhythm units and sync-to-tape.

Each drum pattern can be up to measures long and can be programmed in any time signature for those who have their own weird and wonderful methods of programming, I suppose.

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Link posts to original content by the poster must include a text post to encourage discussion. This makes most of the voices reasonably accessible. The studio that I’ve used it at already had the whole thing set up and ready to go so I didn’t have to deal with making any of the connections.

That said, it shouldn’t be difficult to get it up and running. Small Print Terms of use Privacy. However, the pads are generally fontionne not beeaucoup or conversely too.

Channel 1 – bass drum; Channel 2 – snare and snare rim; Channel 3 – toms 1 and 2; Channel 4 – crash and ride cymbal; Channel 5 – open and closed hi-hat; and Channel 6 – claps, tambourine, cowbell and cabasa.