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Average rating: 4.2 out of 5
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a part-time user writes:
Still the Drum Tracks is a great machine. Too bad Sequential Circuits bit dust so long ago. It would be cool to see what they would produce today. Well I guess there is the Evolver, but I thinking more along the lines of drum machines. Anyway its all a matter of taste, right?

Rating: 0 out of 5 posted Sunday-Mar-14-2004 at 15:25
a hobbyist user writes:
Sorry to add a dose of reality, but i've owned most of the older drum machines and thus feel i'm qualified to make fairly subjective comparisons. The Drumtraks is mediocre in my estimation. Compared with the Linndrum, it has neither the feel (try mechanical and stiff vs. the Linn's magic touch) nor the sound quality - clarity and punch, of the Linn. Compared to the Oberheim DX it doesn't have the punch. Note that the Drumtraks largely uses copies of the sounds of both the Linn and DX; i don't know how they got away with this without being sued. Something was lost in the transfer - most of the sounds are imbued with a muddiness the orginals never had. Conclusion: The Linn and Oberheim rule.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Saturday-Mar-13-2004 at 18:21
Martin a professional user from Manchester writes:
I do agree with you both the Drumtraks & Sixtrak are PHATT, totally awesome. They were made to work together and knock spots off of Roland gear.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Oct-19-2003 at 18:59
Tom a professional user from London U.K writes:
Sequential CIRCUITS ROCK. I own both this superb drum machine & their marvellous (VASTLY UNDERRATED) Sixtrak synth, they workwonderfully together FAT sounds. Nobody does them better that Sequential circuits. I will never sell those two sonic masterpieces. If they ever breakdown beyond repair or are stolen I would simply replace them. If you're into Electro-funk, breakbeat & funky hip-hop. Then you couldn't own better than these two. There isan almostorganic quality to the sounds sequential instruments can produce. They simply can't quite capture it today as good as much of the modern gear is. The toms on Herbie Handcocks "Rockit" for example are drumtraks. And Prince used this drummachine extensively on his earlier classics. "1999" & "when doves cry". If you see onefor sale around the £300 mark grab yourself a classic. Easy to program too.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Aug-23-2003 at 07:52
Dean T. Davis a professional user from U.S.A. writes:
The S.C.I. Drumtracks rocks. So it doesn't sound as punchy as the Linn, it has a sound that's all it's own. Someone else out there mentioned it as the original Paisley machine, it was actually a combination of both the Drumtracks and Linn. The knocking sound you hear on When Doves cry is the Linn while the trademark gorilla claps are the Drumtracks. I know this because I own both machines.I just wish my Linn had M.I.D.I so I could use them together. If you don't have a Drumtracks booo hooo, I'm so sick of 808 and 909 sounds I could scream, but I won't.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Jul-27-2003 at 00:30
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