Your are viewing a read-only archive of the old DiS boards. Please hit the Community button above to engage with the DiS !
please pm me if so
to be fair to him - we all got a bit overexcited when coldplay sampled kraftwerk on that one song
Get DM-1. It changed my life.
it's good for writing beats on the bus/train
not used it on any recordings or anything
I hate the Roland Aira stuff
Personally a big fan of the Korg Electribes. Easier to control on the fly than 'soft' drum machines I find. Although you could look at a decent midi controller and use VSTs. KVR-VST.com has loads and loads of freebies and they will work in pretty much every DAW
drum machine samples available I honestly don't know why anyone would use a VST or modelled digital thing
as far as I'm concerned there are two main routes
1) buy an analogue drum machine and revel in its limitations and embrace it as fundamental to your sound/ programming technique
there are loads to choose from both new and old and depend very much on budget (I could provide a massively long list but maybe later)
2) Use something sample-based. Maybe an all-in-one box like an old MPC or a new MPC - maybe just battery or your DAWs sampler and use your laptop & a trigger pad - loads of flexibility
there is a third way - both the Jomox xbase 999 and the brand new Elektron Analog rytm support samples alongside/on top of their internal analog sound engines and I think the DSI tempest will also have support for this in future OS upgrades
so, it depends a lot on budget but also on approach & aesthetics
(I know this is not a PM - I thought maybe the hive mind might work better on this)
So much better a post than my own.
All good advice here
don't BEAT yourself up about it
and beatbox everything