SHOP A HUGE SELECTION OF DRUM MACHINES
If you’re looking for the best deal on a drum machine, look no further than Professional Music Technology. Here at PMT online we have a large selection of drum machines, drum sequencers and beat machines to suit all budgets, genres and musical styles.
WHY WOULD I NEED A DRUM MACHINE?
If you don't have a live drummer to hand or want full hands-on control over every step of your drum track, these portable synths and pad controllers allow you add dynamic and quantized beats to your live show or incorporated as part of a studio session. Whether you call it a drum machine, beat machine or drum sequencer, they are all designed to do the same thing; allow you to create beats and fully-fledged drum tracks for you to play along to or record with.
These drum machines make great partners for buskers, solo musicians, producers and even acoustic artists who want to create tracks without the aid of a drummer or percussionist. Drum sequencers also make great writing partners for live DJs and electronic musicians as they allow you to punch in beats exactly how you want them without the need for external programs or laptops, PCs and tablets etc. Just plug in and you’re good to go!
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BEST DRUM MACHINES AND DRUM SEQUENCERS?
We’ve actually covered some of the best drum machines in our blog here, but the likes of Native Instruments’ Maschine, Akai’s MPC samplers, Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators, Roland Aira TR-8, ROLI Lightpad blocks and the new Roland TR-08 Boutique Drum Machine are a few of the best drum machines ever made that offer world-class drum beats and easy operation for live and studio operation.
Native Instruments' Maschine, for example, is the world's first software-hardware hybrid pad controller, that offers access to a massive library of samples and sounds which can be meticulously sequenced and layered together to form a full track.
Akai's MPC samplers have a legacy amongst Hip-Hop and House music producers for their hands-on control, responsive pads and versatile sampling options. The Roland Aira TR-8 and Roland TR-08 Boutique Drum machine offer musicians with the classic sounds of the TR-8 drum machine made famous in the 80s but provide stability and reliability for the modern musician.
Most of our Drum Machines available here are great add-on tools for studio producers to add a dynamic touch to your grooves and software synths, and also serve as a great live performance tool when combined with custom samples, sounds or a connected laptop. However, should you need a stand-alone drum machine, beat machine or drum sequencer – we’ve got you covered.
Call into your local PMT store to speak to one of our instore production experts about your needs.