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Daveg4otu

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Has anyone found using a Drum machine ( software)useful?

I have one on the PC and tho' I find it OK ( and only OK) for guitar jamming ...it seems ( at least for now) too unforgiving when fighting with the accordion.

Your thoughts please.
 

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Not tried one Dave but have thought about it. What one are you using?
What is it that makes it worse than when paying with guitar?
 
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Using Hydrogen - a free download...not too complicated .
Why the difference - more than likely merely because I am a far better guitarist than I am with the accordion so far and so abl;e to keep up with the relentless march of the machine!
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Well the big advantage of the drum machine is when you tell it to slow down it does.
Can't say that always works with a real drummer.
 
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On the other hand , a human drummer can follow the vagaries of the soloists whether vocal or instrumental.Drum machines always remind me in a strange way of the Holst "Mars "...relentless - unstoppable etc.
 

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Loved the planets as a kid. Was the first LP (remember them?) I ever owned.
I just downloaded "hydrogen"by the way. I'm impressed..
 

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Some crazy organetto albums with drum machine / simplistic keyboard backing, very relentless as you say Dave which gives a unique feel of its own... possibly an acquired taste...
 

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Try Addictive Drums ....about eighty quid....which sadly to say is cheap for rip-off software prices ,but hey ho......(you can download a trial copy for free ) then you can write/loop in different variations on the pattern,fills and turnarounds ....and set your own comfy tempo..........another goodun (pricier still :evil: )is EZdrummer which is also very good................but $$$$$$$$$$$$ just hafta compose that chart topping Ackordeen #1 Hit Record..........and whilst I'm wishing I'd like a pony.......well a Harley really :|
 

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