I recently acquired this new drum Maschine. I've never had one of these little gizmos before, but I've always wanted to spend some time with one. I remember seeing some black dudes on an old Akai MPC 2000 -- thinking to myself, "Wow, that is really cool... I bet I could do that".
I certainly have not reached elite status yet, but learning how to use this instrument has been a lot of fun.
Now, if we wanna get really deep into the history of drum machines, they have actually been an extremely integral and influential part of modern music -- particularly Hip-Hip, House, Breaks, Jungle, Dub-Step, etc.... the primary groups of music based on samples and synthetic drum sounds. Nearly every major producer on the planet has relied on drum machines for portions of, or the entirety of their tracks at some point.
The original drum machine was actually called the "Rhythmicon".... it was about the size of a refrigerator, made in 1930 by Léon Theremin -- Yes, the same guy who invented the Theremin in 1924.
Enjoy the vid.... I'm definitely still learning, still having a good time!
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