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Handy but dull

Advantages: cheap, easy to use
Disadvantages: no effects limited sound editing, dull sounds

The Alesis SR-16 holds the title of the best selling drum machine of all time and some would say with good reason. The sound quality that this machine can produce is excellent but the drawback is that the 230 odd sounds contained within the unit are unifo ...

crustypaul 19.12.2000 · Read full review
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Review of Alesis SR-16

Roland Drums... my pride and joy!

Advantages: Great authentic sounds, feels like playing real drums
Disadvantages: knowing that if you had £5000 you could get a much better one

I brought my Roland V Drums about a year and a half ago. I love them to bits. At the time, i couldnt afford them at all. However I played on a kit in a music shop and fell in love with them. I immediately promised myself to get a job and save up to get o ...

priesty8899 20.01.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Roland V Drums TD 8

Drum Machine Dinosaurs

Advantages: Individual outputs, mental tuning options, good pattern programming
Disadvantages: Primative, some dodgy sounds, small memory, early versions are tempramental

I used to own a drumtraks drum machine but it got nicked by someone who was in love with the kickdrum sounds. Plainly the man was either deaf of insane as i certainly would not buy another one today. The SCI drumtraks is a fairly primative drum machine ...

crustypaul 03.01.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Sequential Circuits DrumTraks

Drum, DD Do

Advantages: Cheap, feature-packed, responsive and great sounding; perfect for many standard professional needs and beginners who want to splash out. DD's have been manufactured for atleast a decade or so
Disadvantages: No match for an acoustic kit or VDrums, toyish looking, some minor irregularities in pad response and limitations to the in-built recording feature

It's been a while since I've written a review, and the DD55 is one such surprising product worthy of a praising one as it's one that I would like to discuss with many people, without boring the uninterested. Thus I'm sparked to write. Digital percussio ...

mo79 08.05.2003 · Read full review
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Review of Yamaha DD55

the 626

Advantages: Good early digital drum machine, with good good sampled sounds
Disadvantages: Doesn't have up to the minute 'hip' sounds

...After the 909, which is the most popular drum machine around (despite not being in production no more), roland released the 626 around '87, as a first digital machine that uses sampled sounds of drums as opposed to the analogue of yesteryear. For uses ...

joey_rza 27.03.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Roland TR-626