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Mike Seddon
post Apr 5 2007, 08:55 AM
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Hi Guys,

Just joined today and my first post.

I play regularly with two other guitarists and we generally practice at each others homes.

We'd like to start using a drum machine.

I'm looking for some recoemmendations.

Basically I'm looking or something which we can program various drum beats and ideally can also be operated by a foot switch because I'd like to be able to control the drum breaks (as well as stop and start the machine without having to constantly reach down).

Is anyone using a drum machine and what are their thoughts?

Thanks,

Mike
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post Apr 5 2007, 01:56 PM
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QUOTE (Mike Seddon @ Apr 5 2007, 03:55 AM) *
Hi Guys,

Just joined today and my first post.

I play regularly with two other guitarists and we generally practice at each others homes.

We'd like to start using a drum machine.

I'm looking for some recoemmendations.

Basically I'm looking or something which we can program various drum beats and ideally can also be operated by a foot switch because I'd like to be able to control the drum breaks (as well as stop and start the machine without having to constantly reach down).

Is anyone using a drum machine and what are their thoughts?

Thanks,

Mike


The Alesis SR16 is a classic and costs about $150 - I used one of these for years with sequencing software but you can get some great beats out of it as a standalone instrument. It has a footswitch, but its just for starting and stopping, I don;t think you can use it to trigger breaks, but you can program in an entire song with breaks in all the right places.


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post Apr 5 2007, 06:11 PM
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If you just want a good basic model...Zoom makes the RhythmTrack. I think it runs:$99.00 or close to that.
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Mike Seddon
post Apr 5 2007, 07:02 PM
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QUOTE (lefty01 @ Apr 5 2007, 06:11 PM) *
If you just want a good basic model...Zoom makes the RhythmTrack. I think it runs:$99.00 or close to that.


Thanks - I was looking at the Zoom. Not sure if it will do drum breaks with a footswitch though?

I'd be very interested in hearing from anyone who has one.
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post Apr 5 2007, 09:06 PM
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QUOTE (Mike Seddon @ Apr 5 2007, 12:02 PM) *
Thanks - I was looking at the Zoom. Not sure if it will do drum breaks with a footswitch though?

I'd be very interested in hearing from anyone who has one.

I think it will, but you need to buy the seperate footswitch.
Good luck. Let us know what you decide on. biggrin.gif
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