Apr 28 2008Acoustic Drum Machine Is A-Okay In My Book

Sure I could make beats with a drum synthesizer on the computer, but honestly, that's a little too digital for my tastes. Now I know what you're thinking: short of actually playing the drums, how can I get around this obstacle? Simple -- you make little robotic drums out of coffee cans, toss those mothers in a bomb-looking briefcase, make sure there's lots of sketchy wires hanging out, and then have them controlled by MIDI from a sequencer. And as easy as that you have your own acoustic drum machine. Pretty awesome, huh? I thought so. But I actually posted this though because I'm acting as matchmaker for Little Yellow Drum Machine, and I think this briefcase is right up his alley. What do you think my little robotic friend? *tink tink ta tink TINK* Ha, he said he'd attack that ass like a gong. Do I know him or what?

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Thanks to the self proclaimed King of the Computer Geeks, for the tip

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First!!!

Maybe not First!!!, but let me be first to say that sucks.

Let me be the first to say I agree with @2 who is obviously not first but a strong second IMHO. I would know having a very good view from my place at #3.

I prefer odd numbers, but if I have to be the even number 4 then so be it. *sigh* Tinka, tinka, tinka, tinka, tinka, tat. Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee, just what I wanted in the morning.

HAHAHA I'll take the the fifth.

Guy has a little work to do on the tempo lol... but other then that, I may consider stealing it

Oh and 6 +7 ftw!

you should see the monkey drummer video for Aphex twin. it kicks this peice of shit's ass

love it!


-the king


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Hey, Monkey drummer is a great shoot, but all fake compared to this one. Look at the hands etc. The hi hat seems similar though :)

check out invisible from greensboro nc,theyve taken this idea and made a band out of it,although not like captured by robots

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