Samplers, drum machines, even some syths, it's far cheaper to go the software route. There are some good emulators around, the classics, Roland's 808, 909, 303, far too pricey on the collector's market for the real thing.
I like Hammerhead, but I think Steinberg may have bought the rights to the free version, turned it into a sale program *coughwarezcough*
Cool Edit is good for tweakin' samples, but you can't build much without a sequencer of some kind, unless y'r veeeeery patient (I'm not).
For real hardware, check pawnshops.
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[This message has been edited by Psychoderelict (edited 09-06-2000).]
Hey, I have Hammerhead, it's pretty cool. I mess with it now and then, I have a few drum loops saved where I managed to mimic one of my favorite drummers (Yuri Ruley, Kate Schellenbach, and one that sounds like NIN). I wish it had more acoustic kit sounds though, most of it sounds like electronic crap.
(Amusing side note: I once saw, on the MTV Video Music Awards, Beck uttering the immortal phrase, "I feel like havin sex with a drum machine." This is extra funny because he said this to Tori Amos, who totally played the straight man and said, "I've never had sex with a drum machine before, what's that like?" To which Beck responded by doing a funky little robot dance and taking off his jacket. Beck is so fucking cool. I usually don't feel like listening to his music, but he's just a cool fucken guy. He has The Funk.)
I have a BOSS DR-770 drum machine. If you want just drums, this is the shit. Super easy to use, good sounds, lots of versatility, and it's BOSS, which is probably one of the most reliable companies ever.
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