#1
Yeah, so I recently got my mind set on getting a hardware drum machine for practice. I don't even own a metronome, but I figured I might aswell get a drum machine or at least check what you have to say about it.
To be perfectly honest, I know nothing about drum machines, but I found the RC2 loop station... It seems rather cool, but it feels overkill to buy it just for the drum patterns.
So help me out, I know you're the best.
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#2
Google hydrogen drum machine, it works well and is free, as opposed to £120. Make sure you download the right version for your OS, because it was developed for linux.
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#3
There are so many options! Here are a few.

1. Get some freeware software for drum loops. I use Hydrogen myself--its a bit of an uphill curve to learn at first but highly versatile.
2. Go to thrift stores, garage sales and find a good cheap keyboard with built in drum loops. I have a Realistic keyboard that someone gave me for free. Its a cheesy keyboard, but it has over 99 drum loops.
3. Get a cheap multi-effects pedal with a drum loop.
4. Marry a drummer. Drastic, I know, but it worked for me.
#4
Quote by anarkee
There are so many options! Here are a few.

1. Get some freeware software for drum loops. I use Hydrogen myself--its a bit of an uphill curve to learn at first but highly versatile.
2. Go to thrift stores, garage sales and find a good cheap keyboard with built in drum loops. I have a Realistic keyboard that someone gave me for free. Its a cheesy keyboard, but it has over 99 drum loops.
3. Get a cheap multi-effects pedal with a drum loop.
4. Marry a drummer. Drastic, I know, but it worked for me.


Number four has been my dream the last three years or so.
A cheap multi-effects might do the trick, but I'd much rather hear that there is a designated stomp box or pedal that does this I'm afraid.
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Quote by Lilldjuret
Number four has been my dream the last three years or so.
A cheap multi-effects might do the trick, but I'd much rather hear that there is a designated stomp box or pedal that does this I'm afraid.

Digitech BP200

About $150 and has a whole bunch of effects that you can use while using the built in drums (which are quite versatile if I do say so myself)
#6
Quote by Royal Celebi
Digitech BP200

About $150 and has a whole bunch of effects that you can use while using the built in drums (which are quite versatile if I do say so myself)


The only BP model which is $150 here in sweden is the 50 one. Might have a look into it still though.
There are no practice amps which a built in drummer either? I have a vague memory of one of the Cubes having it when I tried it out, but I haven't found anything. :/

EDIT: Found it. It was in the Micro version for bass. However, I don't think those tiny speakers can deal with my low b that well...

EDIT 2: The Zoom B1 is less than $100 and contains a little drummer inside. Any comments?
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#7
I think it might surprise you, actually. Expensive though it may be, that's a well-built little amp. Wouldn't make much sense to get it just for the drum machine though...

I agree with the other folks, give this a look:
http://www.hydrogen-music.org/
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I think it might surprise you, actually. Expensive though it may be, that's a well-built little amp. Wouldn't make much sense to get it just for the drum machine though...

I agree with the other folks, give this a look:
http://www.hydrogen-music.org/


That looks nice indeed. I'm gonna give it a whirl later. Hopefully I can live with only having it in my laptop.
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#10
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I don't know a whole lot about drum machines, but what I do know is that the RC-2 is 100% not a drum machine.


Well, it contains a drum machine in the loop station, whereas I said it felt overkill just to get the rhythm section.

Well, found these two...

http://www.thomann.de/se/alesis_sr16.htm

http://www.thomann.de/se/zoom_rt223.htm

A shame I probably can't get to try 'em
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Any other free ones apart from hydrogen, it doesnt work on m PC....


Anything you can get with bittorent and a crack?
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But there is no drum loops, it's only a metronome.


It does contain drum loops, a whole assortment really. I would never use it like a drum machine though.
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#17
No, I guess not.

Anyway, I tried out the hammerhead. It's ok and it's really lightweight. I can't really try the Hydrogen as of now due to connection problems...
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