Beat Of The Drum
Right from day one, drum machines have provided the foundation on which dance music is built. In a practical sense, before DAWs were common-place, the beating pulse of a drum machine would be the heartbeat around which electronic productions were synchronised. In stylistic terms too, it’s not hyperbole to state that the not-so-realistic sound of Roland’s classic drum boxes have defined whole genres with their crisp, punchy hits and distinctive swing.
Whether it’s sample or synth based, software or hardware, at some point dance music producers are going to want to get their hands on a drum machine. But with so much use over the years, is there anywhere fresh to take your drum machine sounds? Join us on page 26 where we try to do exactly that. Don’t forget to grab this issue’s videos and samples from the cover disc and our new download site FileSilo, at www.filesilo.co.uk/FutureMusic