Q: What's the difference between a drummer and a drum machine?
A: You only have to punch the information into a drum machine once!
Joking aside, drum machines have always been a popular substitute for the real thing. Ideal for the musician with little drumming experience, these kits are easy to program (most contain hundreds of preset rhythms and kits) and sound pretty realistic.
Along with the preset patterns and the ability to program your own beats, most units also feature a basic sequencer. This allows you to program entire songs, changing patterns and adding fills where necessary. This is a very popular feature with small live acts such as duos, especially when some drum machines allow you to stop and start them via an optional footswitch.
Many drum machines go further than simply supplying drum beats, there are also feature programmable bass lines, making them a great jamming and song writing tool.
A wide range of drum machines from the most popular manufacturers, such as Boss and Alesis is available direct from Nevada Music. So whether you're a musician in a home studio, a live act that's had enough of unreliable drummers or quite simply, you've got no mates, Nevada has a drum machine suitable for you!