Propellerhead builds the world's largest drum machine

Not content with merely releasing two of 2010's biggest bits of music making software this week, Propellerhead Software has given MusicRadar a sneak look at its latest mind-bending project - a mammoth drum machine.

The gargantuan beat maker is like a strange hybrid of a midi-controller and one of those dance mat games you find in arcades. From what we can tell, it appears to utilise Propellerhead's Kong Drum Designer, one of the highlights of the company's new Reason 5 DAW.

Check the video above to see the machine being made, and released on Stockholm's general public. Needless to say it's all very cool.

Meanwhile, Propellerhead's Reason 5 and Record 1.5 are both released tomorrow (25th August) and we've got all the info here.

Si Truss

I'm Editor-in-Chief of Music Technology, working with Future Music, Computer Music, Electronic Musician and MusicRadar. I've been messing around with music tech in various forms for over two decades. I've also spent the last 10 years forgetting how to play guitar. Find me in the chillout room at raves complaining that it's past my bedtime.