Here’s an experiment to see how my machine would fare as a drum machine.
The Beatstep Pro is a great drum machine, and I have a lot of noise making modules.
I used an
Optomix with some noise for #1
Disting MK3 Resonator for #2
Braids in various modes for #3
Rings for #4
Little Drummer Boy for #s 5, 6 and 7
Radio Music playing drum samples for #8
Each drum was fed into a MOTU828 and then into Reaper, for mixing and panning. I added some reverb too.
I noticed a couple things right away.
The Disting resonator makes a sound on both the rising and falling edge of any gate, so I had to crank gate width to 0 on the BSP so the Disting wouldn’t ping twice every note..
The Radio Music was late, so I had to turn gate timing for each beat on the BSP to -50 so things would happen on time.
I could probably build some more simple drums, but I’d want more ADSRs to do it right, and setup the 2600.