Drummer wanted. Humans need not apply.
December 31, 2013 2:29 PM Subscribe
Looking for the right solution for a drum machine / software / thingee for casual jam sessions.
posted by ecorrocio to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking to create the ideal drummer for our casual jam sessions. I already have an old Alesis SR-16 drum machine, but programming beats and songs has always been a chore - and I'm very bad at it. The stock beats are mostly not useful. I've had more success programming beats visually - on a computer with GarageBand.
I have created backing tracks using GarageBand, which works pretty well, but only if I have created one for the song at hand. I put them on my iPhone and pipe then through the stereo.
I have an assortment of amps and a computer that can be used.
I'm hoping to create an easy solution that enables me to get the right beat going without a lot of fiddling around, and make a great flow for the sessions. Bonus points for something that has great stock beats and can be actuated on the fly with a foot pedal. Any suggestions?