Sequential Circuits Drumtraks

Sequential Circuits Drumtraks

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Drumtraks, Drum Machine from Sequential Circuits.

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  • Manufacturer: Sequential Circuits
  • Model: Drumtraks
  • Category: Drum Machines
  • Added in our database on: 09/29/2002

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Sequential Circuits Drumtraks user reviews

Average Score:4.0( 4/5 based on 8 reviews )
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moosers's review

Sequential Circuits Drumtraks
The Sequential Circuits DrumTraks is a unique drum machine, made in the 1980's. DrumTraks is unique because of the editing capabilities it has, which are far beyond it's time. This isn't as a popular as many of the other drum machines from the 80's, but it's quite a formidable model. DrumTraks has RCA connections for each of the outputs and also has a MIDI input and output. The studio that I've used it at already had the whole thing set up and ready to go so I didn't have to deal with making any of the connections. That said, it shouldn't be difficult to get it up and running.


The interface of the Sequential Circuits DrumTraks is what will take some getting used to. Part of the allure with DrumTraks was it's editing capabilities, but learning the interface and how to use it to it's full potential is a challenge. I've barely scratched the surface, as this day and age it's really not necessary since you can do everything on your computer. What DrumTraks is still great for is the sounds...


Sequential Circuits DrumTraks has a slew of cool drum machine sounds and fits right in line with that 80's drum sounds you'll hear on it's peers like those made by Roland. I like the variety of sounds possible here, as the editing features make it easy to alter sounds. I wouldn't use this for anything other than getting true drum machine sounds, as working the box is going to be a better bet for getting realer sound drum samples.


While you won't see the Sequential Circuits DrumTraks drum machine in too many spots these days, they are still around. I never would have known about it if I didn't get the chance to use it at the home studio of a client. It's definitely a cool drum machine to have, as when worked in as a creative force, drum machines like this can really be cool. I'm honestly not sure what one of these would cost but if you're looking for a vintage drum machine, it's worth looking into.

redox75's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" NICE CLEAN MACHINE THAT IDENTITY"

Sequential Circuits Drumtraks
It's a BAR which I am sure will be in a few years a "must have" and we seek to have.
editing is much more extensive than the TR


The machine quickly tamed
The manual can help some who are novice.
And tampering although we rediscover this machine and its little secrets.
for those who do not know was inside on the PCB there is a smiley circuit that was an eye blink designers.

Otherwise I am fortunate to have a PROMMER Oberheim, this sampler allows 8 bit sampler sounds and schedule on a EEPROM, there is a bracket on the front for that.
Taking a blank EEPROM 2732 or 2764-type virgin k, or we delete the one that was with a UV lamp for 20/30 minutes., But you must remove the chip from the middle of the EEPROM to be able to erase.

Then they put it on the PROMMER, one sample (not necessarily batteries), filtered, cutting (the VCF Matrix 12 / Xpander), and sound sick leaves you with the potato, dynamics and even more pronounced because of the grain programming unit.
Once the Eeproms are installed, it's another world, nothing to do with the original sound delivered.

And here we are with a truly unique machine that groove well as it should and sounds are tunable, programming is simple.


The sounds are 8-bit digital, giving a particular sound, the sound is not a dynamic that brings the house down but it'll (original sounds)
Being able to make his personal kit is awesome, made I''ve KICK who kill with SH 101 and Yamaha CS 01 (this one down very low in the bass) and hi hat with the MS 20 or CS 01 .
In short a good BAR which is little known and whose potential is unknown, they are so huge (for the time).


His odds have to move too much in 15 years, I've had 2, a 1200 FRANC purchased in 2001 and another 280 euros in 2004.

If you keep, because one day its rating explode and then she has a pretty face and is very sturdy!

elinae's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" disco wish"

Sequential Circuits Drumtraks
in brief.
it is a little fufu the skies that says it's good for the little prod ;-)

I'd say it's big sound in Sequential Circuit, U.S. wish.
Listen to George Clinton, for example: it uses all the sounds of this great machine.
This is not the machine to make the Kompakt minimal or techno and even less hardcore, but to make the disco or synth pop is ideal.
By noon, the machine responds well. However, the pads are generally fontionne not beeaucoup or conversely too.
Open the machine is beautiful, but there are smiley etched on the printed circuit ;-)


very simple machine.
there is no simple


factory sounds sound good.
when we detune the BD or PC, the machine has a huge fishing. very low fat, but also very typical.
I used a lot in a DP / 4 at a time.
I think we can record sounds on its EPROM and therefore customize Drumtraks.

the top are separate outputs. Interestingly, when a jack is plugged into a separate outputs, the route does not cut the overall output. Bizarre, then in the end, not bad at all. It allows to nevoyer qq effect outputs while the mix on the MAIN OUT.

I love BD, CP, CB and CR.
Detune the CR is too huge!


This is my 3rd Drumtraks in 15 years. Whenever I sell it, I miss it in a qq bought years later uses it, get tired, forget the resell, then bought another :-)
Given that the price remains the same for 15 years ...
Anyway, I'm a fan of Sequential (1 I a prophet 2000 and 2002 from always)

Today it's been 3 years since I no longer use it, but it is sure that it will serve in the future: sounds really fishing, thing are Features computer does not.

Still provide 2 or 3 slices on the console: 1 MAIN MIX, 1 or 2 for their favorite sounds, and pass the machine in a DP / 4 or PCM81 is top.

sasquatch66clement's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" very good sound for small prod"

Sequential Circuits Drumtraks
6 independent audio outputs, 1 output mono / stereo headphone / line, input / output noon and 2 tape sync,
Volume Settings and independent tuning of the 12 instruments, Master volume and metronome with independent output.


Very easy to rhythms in 4/4 for different measures or tempo change is advisable to go through the South. Manual yet available in English but in "Wine Country Sequential" San José, CA.
The sounds are modern and fully editable and in real time.


very realistic sounds, the top is Linndrum, but you get closer to the 400 drumtrak attention to the fragility of the "pads" because of their age.


what I like is the ability to change each Elements and vary sonoritées, what I like least is the complexity and limitations for the direct edition of tempo, note values ​​(eg triplets) and changes that we would like to add, for the South it greatly simplifies the construction of rhythm, if you love vintage, this machine is for you, and finds its place in a home studio, not at all made to take on the road .

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