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Old 01-03-2013, 05:28 PM   #1
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Drum Machines?

Hey guys, so I got a Zoom MS-50G (multi-fx pedal) for christmas. I really like it, and it's a nice way to fill in some tonal gaps in my pedalboard.

I've been looking for an inexpensive drum machine that is easy to use and sounds pretty good, but can also be controlled by me while I'm playing if that's possible.

I need it to plug in to a PA system, and also be able to use it at home without one. Now I saw that the Zoom G2nu has a drum machine and a looper (two things that I'd like to have) but it also has basically the same effects as my MS-50G. It would be nice to be able to control it with my feet, though.

TL;DR - Help me find a drum machine that is easy to use, sounds good, connects with PA system and/or amplifier, and can be controlled quickly on stage, all under $200. I realize that this may or may not be realistic, so any suggestion that can get close to this would be appreciated.
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:19 PM   #2
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There are lots of drum machines out there. I have the Boss DR-5. Got it used for $60 and it works great. You could of spent another $70 and got the Zoom G3 that has a built in rhythm machine synced to the looper. But multifx rhythm machines are not nearly as good as a dedicated drum machine.

If possible I would consider taking the MS-50G back and upgrading to the G3 just to get the looper. Or keep watching CL for a drum machine. IIRC the G2nu looper is only 5 sec and the drum machine cannot be used with it.
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So would something like this... http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SR16/ just plug in to my amp directly with the 1/4" output? Would I be able to play/pause a drum track easily on stage?
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:45 AM   #4
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I have a Boss DR-670 which is an excellent drum machine. You should look into them, I actually have mine up on Craigslist at the moment if you're interested.
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Do you have a laptop? Get reaper and buy a vst drum program like Superior Drummer and program your drums on there. They can be triggered via midi and can go anywhere you can take your laptop. The most flexible and best option in the long run IMO
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:00 PM   #6
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You can hook the SR16 up to the PA. Most drum machines have play and pause buttons.
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:54 PM   #7
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So would something like this... http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SR16/ just plug in to my amp directly with the 1/4" output? Would I be able to play/pause a drum track easily on stage?


yes, it has footswitchable start/pause. you could literally run a pedal to click it to start and stop.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:19 PM   #8
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The Alesis SR-16 is an oldy but a goody. You may be able to pick one up really cheaply on ebay, they've been around since the late 80's I think.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw...t=619&_from=R40
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:29 PM   #9
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So like any one-button footswitch would work? I have a fender one that came with the mustang II that I could use.
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Pretty sure it's a momentary switch, so no. Go to the Alesis site and download the manual. It will say.
If it's momentary (and I'm pretty sure that it is) then you need a keyboards sustain pedal. You can get them on ebay for between $10 and $20.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:32 AM   #11
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Just about any drum machine out there should be able to be triggered via midi, if your current pedal has a midi out. There are probably a vast array of them on ebay that would work fine for basic rhythm backup, and cheap as dirt.
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Yeah it says that any monetary non-latching footswitch would work.
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:32 PM   #13
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Huge fan of the Alesis SR-16 here; I love mine.

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