Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician
SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad) Yamaha CP4 Rebate
Yamaha CP4 Rebate
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
132 registered (Almaviva, Anita Potter, A Guy, Alux, 33 invisible), 1378 Guests and 11 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Topic Options
#1248108 - 08/12/09 06:57 PM Drum Units (rhythm machine)?
Piano World Offline



Registered: 05/24/01
Posts: 5717
Loc: Parsonsfield, ME (orig. Nahant...
Any suggestions for a drum machine?

I'm looking for something to use with my DP (Yamaha P-80).
Something I can take when I play a solo gig, to add some rhythm.

Not looking for one that requires hours of programming.

Anyone have experience with these, and suggestions for make/model?
_________________________
- Frank B.
Founder / Host
www.PianoWorld.com
www.PianoSupplies.com
Find Us On:
Facebook.com/PianoWorldDotCom
Twitter.com/PianoWorld
www.youtube.com/PianoWorldDotCom
Skype: PianoWorldDotCom
My Keyboards:
Estonia L-190, Yamaha P-80, Hammond XK-3, Hammond A-100, Estey 1895 Pump Organ, Harpsichord (kit), Clavichord (kit), Bilhorn Telescope Organ c 1880
-------------------------
It's Fun To Play the Piano ... PLEASE Pass It On!
Invite everyone you know to join our piano forums!
Coming to Maine? We're in Parsonsfield let's get together!


Top
(ads) Sweetwater / Roland
Yamaha Keyboards for Performance and Composition

Click Here


#1248138 - 08/12/09 08:29 PM Re: Drum Units (rhythm machine)? [Re: Piano World]
Rented Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/14/07
Posts: 174
Loc: Spain
Not sure how you feel about using software on a laptop, but since I think pretty much all drum machines sound cheesy, I'll recommend it anyway. Have a look at Jamstix:

http://www.rayzoon.com/jamstix2.html

Looking at the GUI it may look daunting, and it can be if you want to control every aspect. Furtunately, it can be used from totally automatically to programing every hit (which IMO defeats the purpose of the software). On automatic, it can be set to react to your playing, such as playing more aggressively the louder you play the piano. It comes with many drummer styles, modeled after real life drummers. It is kind of hard to explain in words, but it really is an amazing piece of software and there's a demo version available. It's made for those of us who can't or don't want to program realistic sounding drum tracks.

You will, of course, need to spend some time to learn how it works, but it really does sound really good and "human".

Top
#1248236 - 08/13/09 02:00 AM Re: Drum Units (rhythm machine)? [Re: Rented]
henrik Offline
Full Member

Registered: 07/14/08
Posts: 150
Loc: malaysia
u can look for Korg i5m on ebay. good sounds too for cheaps
_________________________
CLP330 | Motif XS6 | Roland V-Synth

Top
#1248316 - 08/13/09 08:40 AM Re: Drum Units (rhythm machine)? [Re: Rented]
Piano World Offline



Registered: 05/24/01
Posts: 5717
Loc: Parsonsfield, ME (orig. Nahant...
Thanks Rented,

I'm a little hesitant to use a laptop based solution, because that would mean needing to haul my laptop with me.

Plus the interfaces usually require more of your attention than something with buttons.

I will check it out however because it may be something I'd use for recording purposes.
_________________________
- Frank B.
Founder / Host
www.PianoWorld.com
www.PianoSupplies.com
Find Us On:
Facebook.com/PianoWorldDotCom
Twitter.com/PianoWorld
www.youtube.com/PianoWorldDotCom
Skype: PianoWorldDotCom
My Keyboards:
Estonia L-190, Yamaha P-80, Hammond XK-3, Hammond A-100, Estey 1895 Pump Organ, Harpsichord (kit), Clavichord (kit), Bilhorn Telescope Organ c 1880
-------------------------
It's Fun To Play the Piano ... PLEASE Pass It On!
Invite everyone you know to join our piano forums!
Coming to Maine? We're in Parsonsfield let's get together!


Top
#1248348 - 08/13/09 09:47 AM Re: Drum Units (rhythm machine)? [Re: Piano World]
R0B Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/03/08
Posts: 1448
Loc: Australia
This one may be worth looking at:

http://www.musicgadgets.net/2008/02/05/alesis-sr-18-drum-machine/

The foot switch control would be useful in a live situation
_________________________
Rob

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
What's Hot!!
The February 2015 Issue of our Free Piano News Newsletter is out now! FREE Piano Newsletter
--------------------
The best thing I've learned on Piano World....
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
(ad) Jazz Piano Online
Jazz Piano Online Lessons
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Practice Rooms: Steinway Uprights vs. Cheaper Grands
by Bassano
03/03/15 11:36 PM
Super Mario Piano Medley - Yamaha CP4
by VikaKim
03/03/15 08:57 PM
Short announcement: Sauter pianos
by Norbert
03/03/15 08:50 PM
I bought new DP last week(Yamaha CP4) and played it.
by VikaKim
03/03/15 08:49 PM
Yamaha DGT2A as midi controller?
by russ2246
03/03/15 07:29 PM
Forum Stats
78,392 Registered Members
43 Forums
162,054 Topics
2,379,385 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Gift Ideas for Music Lovers!
Find the Perfect Gift for the Music Lovers on your List!
Visit our online store today.

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission