Drum machines

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pixelblip
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Drum machines

Postby pixelblip » Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:20 am

Hi there
I'm on a mission this morning with lots of things going through my head!

I used to enjoy dabbling with music on my BBC.........

Can anyone name any packages that go beyond the sound chip like drum machines with sequencers e.t.c
I had a Music 5000 back in the day.......so I will leave that out of the equation.....

I was thinking on more along the lines of a program that used hardware to generate sounds ..........you can do sid stuff on the beeb can't you - what do you sequence that with.......things like that....

Any suggestions would be welcome........(trackers e.t.c)
One thing on the Speccy was SpecDrum.......I remember that......being able to sample with it and play some beats....
Thanks

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Re: Drum machines

Postby pixelblip » Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:37 am

This looked quite interesting.........

http://www.muzines.co.uk/articles/rice- ... tware/2013

Wonder if anyone used that back in the day.....

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Re: Drum machines

Postby Commie_User » Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:59 pm

I have an 80s copy of Sound On Sound (somewhere) which gave space to the BBC Micro in there for synth work. Though this online article by them doesn't credit it: https://www.soundonsound.com/people/sto ... c-workshop

If I'm able, I'll hunt and photograph next housework day.

Though as for the C64 and Atari ST, commercial MIDI drum boxes were the more flexible option anyway, so finding so few references to anything is no surprise.

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Re: Drum machines

Postby paulv » Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:37 pm

It wasn't so much hardware than made a sound, rather it was a professional midi sequencer... Responsible in part for many 80's number 1's ;)

http://www.muzines.co.uk/articles/umi-2b/1197

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Re: Drum machines

Postby Commie_User » Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:08 pm

Ah, muzines!

Here we go, the 1987 Radiophonic Workshop article: http://www.muzines.co.uk/mags/sos/87/10/422

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