Hammerhead

A lot of the foundation of Techno and House music comes from the Roland TR-909

Marketed as a drum machine in 1984 to 1985, it never really sold well as the drum sounds were too 'synthetic' for people's tastes. Only 10,000 were made.

Then along comes Techno and House and Acid Rock and the TR-909 became the instrument to have.

Segue to today, check out the HammerHead Rhythm Station:

WHAT IS HAMMERHEAD?
HammerHead is a simple TR-909-like drum computer program aiming at the dance-scene. You can use it to create perfect Techno loops, Jungle patterns or House beats, but it's also suitable for Hip Hop, Triphop, Rap, Industrial and almost any other music you can think of.

HammerHead features six separate channels, 29 built-in drum sounds, six complete breakbeats and the possibility to import six samples of your own. You can save your patterns to completely noise-free CD-quality wave files to use them with your sampler, tracker or sequencer program.

WHAT IS HAMMERHEAD NOT?
HammerHead is not Shareware, it's Freeware! No frustrating save-disabling, no grayed-out-menu-features, no paying serious money, no annoying messages and most of all no time limit...

HammerHead is not a Bossa Nova tool. This means that you won't find any Tom-Toms, Shakers, Cowbells, Congas or Bongos in this box. What you will find is cool 909 stuff, bad overdriven bass drums, lots of snare drums, claps, and complete breakbeats to spice up the lot. Buckets-o-fun for making Jungle.

A must-check-it-out for everyone who has always wanted to make his own block-rocking beats!

Downloading it and will check it out over the next couple days.

Should be (very retro) fun!

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