Product Type: Alesis in Drums / Percussion
Newest Review: ... you don't know what a drum machine is, its basically a machine that lets you loop pre-recorded drum patterns, this one actually le... more
Drum machine for more advanced users
Member Name: robertjb
Advantages: Good presets, plenty of options
Disadvantages: Can be complicated
I actually bought this as an impulse buy, my guitar teacher used his a lot in lessons so I decided to get one and I went for one of the newer ones.
IF you don't know what a drum machine is, its basically a machine that lets you loop pre-recorded drum patterns, this one actually lets you record whole songs by selecting from different patterns.
The patterns that are programmed into it are very good, you can select the tempo and which preset drum kit to use (each one sounds different). There is every style imaginable from rock to dance patterns.
To be honest at the moment I only use a little of its potential I only use it for the preset drum patterns if I want to jam along to drums or am writing a song. I have attempted to record a song but I found it rather complicated. I probably just need to sit down and play about with it for a few solid hours.
Summary: Good drum machine but will only be used to its full potential by advanced users!