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Review | Sound On Sound, Dec 1988
Remove the sequencing facilities from your drum machine and what do you get? A damned good idea for a new product that's what! Paul Ireson checks out Akai's 16-bit sampled drum box - the perfect companion for your sequencer.
Review | Music Technology, Apr 1989
As the sequencer comes of age, the role of the drum machine is brought into question: why have a sequencer in your drum box if there's already one in your computer? Simon Trask investigates what may be the next step for the beat box.
Review | Music Technology, Feb 1992
Your drum machine used to dictate the sound of your music - but the variety of sounds in Alesis' drum expander gives you back your freedom. Tim Goodyer says everything starts with a D.
Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Sep 1985
Korg MR-16 MIDI Rhythm Sound Unit
Korg’s MIDI percussion module
Review | Music Technology, May 1992
Repackaging a powerful and popular drum machine as a rackmount and adding drum triggers is sure to attract more interest to it. Nigel Lord explores the new Cheetah MD16.
Review | Music Technology, Oct 1991
Maximum Percussion Module
Having set standards with their Proteus sample reader and their Pro/formance piano module. E-mu are trying again. Simon Trask beats up the new Pro/cussion drum expander.
Review | Sound On Sound, Jul 1991
Sampled Percussion Performance Module
What is it about programmed drum parts that make them sound programmed. Paul Wiffen goes in search of the secret of realistic drumming, and finds it in the Emu Procussion.
Review | Music Technology, May 1991
Digital Percussion Synthesiser
The ability to modify its selection of drum and percussion sounds is the strong suit of this expander from Kawai. Vic Lennard reports on the continuing beatbox boom.
Review | Music Technology, Feb 1988
Digital Rhythm Module
If you've ever wanted to trade some of your drum machine's sequence memory for sound memory, the DRM1 could be the beat box for you. Matt Isaacson sounds it out.
Review | Music Technology, Jun 1991
More than a beatbox, less than a sampler, the Percussion Sample Player appears to be a unique rhythmatist's instrument. Simon Trask looks at the pros and cons of a dedicated drum sampler.
Review | International Musician, Jun 1986
The cheapest—and ugliest—way to add sampled sounds you your acoustic drums or drum machine. Tony Reed reports
Review | Music Technology, Apr 1990
Total Percussion Sound Module
From the R8 Human Rhythm Composer comes the Total Percussion Sound Module "humanising' without a sequencer? Simon Trask investigates Roland's latest beat box and a selection of sound cards.
Review | Sound On Sound, Apr 1990
Total Percussion Sound Module
Sequencer owners rejoice! Roland have taken the 16-bit PCM sounds from their popular R8 drum machine, put them in a convenient rackmount case, and added extra slots for ROM and RAM cards to produce a beat-box par excellence. David Brenton reports.
Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jul 1984
Paul White takes a look at a new Dutch 'black box' that promises to bring digital percussion sampling within the reach of the common people.
Review | Home & Studio Recording, Apr 1985
Review | One Two Testing, Jul 1984
synth drums, actually
Review | Sound On Sound, Nov 1991
Alesis D4 16-Bit Stereo Drum Module
Alesis' new D4 offers 500 16-bit drum sounds, external audio triggering and extreme ease of use — what's not to like? Julian Colbeck investigates.
Review | Music Technology, Feb 1993
Rhythm Sound Module
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Feature | Recording Musician, Nov 1992
Just a few minutes answering our excruciatingly simple questions and you could win the superb Alesis D4 drum sound module.
Competition | Sound On Sound, May 1991
Here's your chance to get your hands on the latest 16-bit drum sound module from Alesis long before your friends do!