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A Different Drum

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Jun 1985
M.P.C. Percussion Roundup

The MPC percussion system: DSM1/2; DSM 8 Auto Tom; DSM 32 x 4 drum synth; Programmers Rhythm Sequencer.

A Thousand Sounds

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jul 1986
Simmons SDS1000

Simmons successor to the SDS800 combines the best of analogue and sampling technology. Nigel Lord approves.

AHB Inpulse One Drum Computer

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Mar 1984

Beat On The Cheap

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Feb 1984
Budget Beats

A beat on the cheap?

Boss Dr Pads

Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1987

Mark Jenkins reviews this handy set of power-packed sampled percussion pads.

Boss Dr Pads

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1986

Put six PCM drum sounds in a small black box, add a velocity-sensitive pad and a sprinkling of controls, and you have some pretty neat add-on percussion modules. Dan Goldstein hits and listens.

Cactus Desert Drums

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Mar 1984
Electronic Drum Kit

Captive-Eight

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, May 1985
Pearl DRX-1 Electronic Drums

Pearl's late entry into the electronic drum kit stakes looks like a winner - eight kits can be programmed into its memory.

Clavia Ddrum 2

Review | Music Technology, Jul 1988
Digital Drum Kit

First there were Ddrums... Nicholas "animal" Howland returns to his skin-bashing roots to test a Swedish electronic kit that aims to replace its acoustic relative.

DDrums

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1984
Electronic Percussion System

Marketed in the US as E-Drums, these Swedish-built percussion units combine high quality digital samples with immense constructional sturdiness. Dan Goldstein again.

Double Take

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Jan 1985
Klone Dual/Paragon Percussion

The Klone Dual and Paragon Percussion's DVXM — Two stand-alone Drum-synth modules that offer a cheaper way into electro-percussion than the Simmons of this world.

Dynacord ADD-one

Review | Music Technology, Nov 1986
Digital Drum Module

We preview the most sophisticated electronic percussion system yet devised. It's incredibly versatile, but it doesn't come cheap, as Paul Wiffen reveals.

Frontline Effects Boxes

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1983

Hits From The Stick

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Sep 1986
Dynacord Rhythm Stick

A guitar for drummers, a percussion controller for keyboardists, or a drum-kit for guitar players? The Rhythm Stick could be all of these things, as Nigel Lord discovers.

JHS DX-5 Pro-Rhythm Mini Synth

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Mar 1982

Kit vs Klone

Review | One Two Testing, Jan 1983

Klone Kit

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Feb 1983

M&A K-1/B Drum Kit

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, May 1983

MPC Drum Synthesiser Modules

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Mar 1984
And Live Pads

MPC Programmer 8

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Feb 1985
Computer-controlled Rhythm Sequencer

Some drum sequencer software that's as user-friendly as it's versatile. Paul White enthuses over MPC's latest little marvel.

Music Percussion Computer

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1983

Music Percussion Computer

Review | One Two Testing, Jan 1984

In depth.

New Addition

Review | Sound On Sound, Oct 1986
Dynacord ADD-One Advanced Digital Drum System

As it stands, the ADD-One is a new 8-channel sampled sound expander designed to be triggered from Dynacord's own drum pads. But user-sampling and disk storage promise to extend its range of applications in the near future. Chris Everard reports.

Octapad II

Review | Sound On Sound, Oct 1988
The Perfect Beat

Is this the ideal way to programme rhythm patterns into your drum machine? Paul Ireson gives Roland's updated drum-to-MIDI convertor a good bashing!

Pearl DRX1 Electronic Drums

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Apr 1985

Another acoustic drum manufacturer gives tradition the thumbs down and goes electronic. Paul White takes an in-depth look at Pearl's first futuristic percussion offering.

 

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