Instructive: The History of the drum machine

What began as a kludgey box back in the 1970s, the drum machine has become an essential piece of gear when it comes to making modern music. Reverb has this quick (15-minute) tutorial on how the drum machine came to be. And if you want an even deeper dive, I highly recommend this new book, Dancing to the Drum Machine.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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