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Akai XE8 Drum Box

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.

Akai XE8 MIDI Drum Expander

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.

Alesis D4 Drum Module

Review | Music Technology, Feb 1992
Drum Expander

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.

Beat Box

Review | Electronic Soundmaker & Computer Music, Sep 1985
Korg MR-16 MIDI Rhythm Sound Unit

Korg’s MIDI percussion module

Cheetah MD16R & MD16RP

Review | Music Technology, May 1992
Drum Modules

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.

E-MU Systems Pro/cussion

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.

Kawai XD5

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.

Korg DRM1

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.

Philip Rees Percussion Sample Player

Review | Music Technology, Jun 1991
Drum Expander

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.

Roland R8M

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.

Roland R8M

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.

Yamaha RM50

Review | Music Technology, Feb 1993
Rhythm Sound Module

Fascinating rhythm

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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.

 

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