Modern Drum Machines

Programmable Drum Machines   Eko released the first programmable drum machine “ComputeRhythm” in 1972. This was the first programmable drum machine that had a 6-row push-button matrix. With it, the users could enter a pattern manually. Moreover, the...

Early Drum Machines

The First Drum Machine   Al-Jazari, an Arab engineer in modern Turkey, invented the first programmable drum machine. Moreover, his drum machine was described in The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices, which was written in 1206. His musical device...

Introduction to Drum Machines

What is a Drum Machine?   Drum machines are electronic musical instruments that create percussion. They may imitate drum kits or other percussion instruments, or produce unique sounds. What’s more, most modern drum machines allow users to program their own...