I think the Roland TR-626 is one of the best 80s drum machines out there.
Check out my track here to hear it in a full production:
What’s not to like?
– Individual outs
– Tunable drums (the 707 can’t do that)
– Good MIDI specs
– Almost all the percussion sounds from the 727
– Great overview and easy to program
– Great classic kicks, snares, hats and claps
It’s also way cheaper than the 707 on the market right now. Get it!
Listen to more of my music on: http://www.espenkraft.com
My tracks pay homage to all synth-pop acts of the 80’ies like Howard Jones, Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, New Order, Thompson Twins, Tears for Fears, Ultravox, OMD, Euryhmics, Duran Duran, Giorgio Moroder, Jean Michel Jarre, Jan Hammer, Alphaville, A-ha and many more.
My synths, samplers and drum machines:
Roland JX-8P synth
Roland Alpha Juno 2 synth
Roland D-550 synth
Roland TR-626 drum machine
Roland S-10 sampler
Roland MKS-20 Piano module
Yamaha DX7 synth
Yamaha TX802 synth
Yamaha A3000 sampler
Yamaha RX11 drum machine
Akai S1000 Sampler
E-MU Emax II sampler
E-MU ESI4000 sampler
Novation MiniNova synth
Elka EK22 synth
Elka EM22 synth
Korg DW-8000 synth
This is my old school setup.
I’ve been a Cubase user for years and I have a fully rigged DAW for more modern work.
I use Audient ID14 and pipe ADAT optically from two Yamaha 01w digital mixers into Cubase.
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