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- 1 Untitled
- 2 'imitate'
- 3 Evidently John Lennon gave Julian Lennon a Drum Machine for Christmas in 1973
- 4 Thanks
- 5 Articles on popular Drum Machines
- 6 Paia Machine 1975 not 1969
- 7 Can i control the Akai xr20 by a key board
- 8 Nelson Mandela?
- 9 "Side Man", not "Sideman"
A drum machine is not the same thing as a drum pad. A drum machine combines a sequencer with a sound generator. A drum pad is an electronic device hit with a drumstick which produces a trigger signal for a sound generator.220.127.116.11 (talk) 22:03, 14 June 2010 (UTC)
Perhaps Wolfgang Flur of Kraftwerk be mentioned on here somewhere? I thought he had invented the programmable or MIDI controlled drum machine, but I can't find much solid evidence to back this up.
Nice though it is, the photo doesn't give much of an idea of what a drum machine looks like. Can someone take a more suitable one? --Malcohol 18:26, 10 Dec 2004 (UTC)
- I'll take a picture of my ER-1 and put it up here when I get back home. Oh, Merry Christmas! Samboy 11:20, 25 Dec 2004 (UTC)
Actually one of the fathers of synthesizers has made a good point saying that synthesizers (including drum synths) don't imitate, but create sounds. As for samplers and similar devices, they actually reproduce the actual sounds and not imitate them. The people who first used drum synths, used them not to replace existing drum sounds but create drum sounds you couldnt create with real drumsets.
> I would say in the case of a drum machine this is simply not the case, they are electronically simulated physical models of real life drum sounds , especially in the case of Roland products were > there was a lot of research into the simulation of drumsets, you can see this clearly in the service manuals - could be a good source for this entry??.--18.104.22.168 (talk) 22:07, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
Evidently John Lennon gave Julian Lennon a Drum Machine for Christmas in 1973
drum machine = drum synth + sequencer =
seems to me the set of topics that need to be combined or linked are.. (probably not in the right order)
electronic music sound synthesis drum sound synthesis sequencers drum machines (which is essentially a drum synth plus a sequencer) rhythm programming
Also, lets not forgot that you can "play" midi-equipped drum machines using a keyboard (or even a windsynth!) as well as drum pads. In that sence the "drum machine" is being a "drum-synth" by not using the sequencer part. Boxes such as the Alesis D4 are "drum machines" *without* a built-in sequencer.
Well done to all the people who wrote all this i found it extremely helpful for my music project. Well Done. By the way i dont think people, like me, should be able to change the web page so easily! (I didnt change anything) i just added this. Well done anyway
Articles on popular Drum Machines
I just created a new article for the Alesis SR-16 and added it to the category Category:Drum machines. For consistency's sake, other highly popular drum machines should probably have their own articles too. To preemp an AFD, I would say that if the Sony Walkman and iPod get their own articles as popular products, I think popular drum machines are encyclopedic as well. MPS 17:04, 31 October 2005 (UTC)
Paia Machine 1975 not 1969
Article states Paia programmable drum machine was 1969, this is incorrect, according to  it was 1975. It also predated the 1978 Roland programmable drum machine.
Can i control the Akai xr20 by a key board
Hi Good day
Please tell me
is it possible to control drum patterns and bass patterns created in Akai xr20 by another key board's Syncro start and fingured mode?
I want to control an Akai xr20 drum machine by Yamaha PSR400 keyboard via MIDI
As a one man player... i want to know whether this is possible?
because i'm about to buy an Akai xr20. I have a PSR400 keyboard.
drum patterns a in Akai xr20 should be controled by Syncro start, Filling in the keyboard and the bass chords should be change accordingly to the chord change on the keyboard?
Please be kind enough to answer this question. Thanks
"Side Man", not "Sideman"
The world's first commercial drum machine has been listed in this article as the "Sideman". But do an image search and anyone can easily see that right on the machine itself was printed the name "Side Man". Two words, both capitalized. Here is a vintage advert from Wurlitzer: http://www.sarahangliss.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/sidemanBillboard16May1960.jpg
Quote: "You set the Side Man, vary it, control it completely."
"Side Man" is repeated four times after that, and each time it is stated as two separate words.
Here is another vintage article which is a short review: http://factmag-images.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/sideman-ad.jpg
"Side Man" is typed out four separate times, and each time it is two separate words, both capitalized. Given this wealth of evidence, I will now fix the article.--Vybr8 (talk) 13:45, 24 November 2015 (UTC)