Sequential Circuits DrumTraks

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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.

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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. It is used by Orbital, Freddy Fresh, and Prince.

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26 Visitor comments
March 1, 2009 @ 10:29 am
also for goths used by sisters of mercy for all of first and last and always lp
February 9, 2009 @ 11:19 am
The Drumtracks was also used by Vince Clarke during his Yazoo days ("Ode to Boy").
December 17, 2008 @ 11:04 am
Its used by Simian Mobile Disco in the studio and live as well.
December 16, 2008 @ 8:31 pm
I've got a question about the Drumtraks midi-sync. I use my Korg to Master-Slave the Drumtraks but when I do the Clock out stero-jack function seems to be overridden. Anyone know what's going on? Does a slaved Drumtracks not send Clock data?
Mark Duff
October 22, 2008 @ 8:29 am
This is a great machine! if you can find em , you can drop in new sound chips. Similar in many ways to the LINN drum . It comes with MIDI as standard thou.
I use it a lot in my music , check it in action at
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 12 voices
  • Sounds - 13 tones: kick, snare, toms, hi-hats and cymbals
  • Patterns - 100
  • Songs - 100 (3300 note capacity)
  • Keyboard - 13 Trigger Buttons
  • Effects - None
  • Control - MIDI IN/OUT, Run/Stop and Next/Repeat Foot switches, Click IN/OUT
  • Date Produced - 1984
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