Time machine: SEQUENTIAL CIRCUITS DRUMTRAKS Vintage Drum Machine 1984

May 22, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized 

Demo of the drum machine Sequential Circuits Drumtraks from 1984.

It is a great American drum machine. It is very flexible – for every beat and every sound in a pattern you can set volume and pitch to your needs, similar to the E-mu SP-12. It has a groovy sequencer! One of my favourite drum machines.

It is a studio machine with single outputs for drumsounds, MIDI, Clock IN/OUT and more…

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The DrumTraks is a very programmable classic drum machine from the eighties. While its electronic drum kit sounds may not be as popular today as the TR-909 or TR-808, the DrumTraks exceeds them with superior editing capabilities. Thirteen drum sounds all with programmable tuning and level control. Extensive editing with copy and paste ability. There’s even a mixer section for individual sounds, six individual outputs, one mono mix output, and cassette in/out for offline memory storage.

Pretty basic and easy programming, record a couple patterns and link them into a song. The DrumTraks can output a 24PPQN clock signal and is also fully MIDI capable. This makes it very easy to use with old analogs and new MIDI synths and sequencers. If your looking for classic eighties electro beats and the vintage instrument that generates them then look no further than the DrumTraks.

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