You can make a great-sounding beat on your phone, tablet or computer, but nothing quite compares to the experience of doing it using a dedicated piece of hardware.
A drum machine can inspire you to reach greater rhythmic heights, and few pieces of gear are as much fun to have around in the studio.
The drum machine/sampler class of 2016 contains both compact and colossal models, but which of them really floats your beatmaking boat? Put your click in the box below.
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