Programming Drum Rhythms In The 80s
In this video from Youtuber peahix, we get a demo of DYNAMIC DRUMS, a software drum machine from the 80s that ran on the classic Commodore Amiga computer. Our favorite drum key pad is what they call fun, featuring odd sounds titled Ungk, Grunts, Spit, and more.
From the video’s description,
I thought I’d make a little video of it playing its factory demo songs via WinUAE. I always liked the lo-fi punchiness of the built-in drum samples, and I used them on alot of tracks back in the day, usually synced to my Ensoniq ESQ-1
It’s always a treat to compare current workstations to those of the past, realizing the workflow elements that have stayed the same over time, in addition to what has dramatically changed. GUI’s have obviously come a long way, but many of the functional processes of digital music-making have been parallel.
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