An encyclopedia of classic vintage drum machines

Beat Machines is an extensive collection of 1.6 GB of round robin samples from 100 vintage analog drum machines and rhythm units, along with over 300 MIDI patterns, all created to take full advantage of the powerful features and effects of SampleTank 4.

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The wayback groove machine

From ‘60s swing to ‘80s hip-hop, ‘90s house and beyond, the iconic machines included here have shaped the course of music history. From the earliest Ace Tone machines to the iconic, essential TR-808 and -909, plus esoteric novelties, far-out drum synths and even modern designs, this anthology is packed with endless inspiration, each carefully studied to capture its most recognizable sounds.


Easy to use and versatile

Over 200 kit presets are mapped to the General MIDI drum mapping standard so that you can drop them into any DAW session and instantly put these classic sounds to work. The GM mapping is also consistent with the other drum kits available for SampleTank 4, so you can mix and match kit components or even layer entire kits.

Need more cowbell?

To give your beats that extra punch, the presets for each individual machine also include the full General MIDI set of vintage electronic percussion sounds constructed from across the full library of hardware instruments. This extends the sound of every original machine, making this collection of vibey percussion a must-have and one we know you’ll love to use.


Build your own kits

In addition to the main presets, there are hundreds of additional “single element” presets that represent each kit piece. This lets you use SampleTank 4’s Multi Mode to combine up to 16 different elements from this collection and others. Start with a Roland® TR-808 kick drum, add a snare from the Maestro Rhythm King, toms from the Simmons® SDS-V, hi-hats from the Elka Wilgamat, and so on.

Add space and effects

Using SampleTank 4’s Multi Mode, each kit element has its own 5-slot effects section so that you can process your kicks, snares, toms, hi-hat, cymbals and percussion separately. Then use the sends and returns for kit reverbs and even buss compression. And finally, add up to 5 more effects on the master buss.


Only from IK

The vintage machines have been meticulously recorded with round robin samples to capture the real feeling of these boxes and not just snapshot glimpses of them. SampleTank’s DRIFT algorithm – originally developed for Syntronik – adds further movement to the samples for maximum animation.

SampleTank 4

The new SampleTank 4 has been re-designed from the ground up to be every musician’s “go to” workstation for music creation, with a completely new rescalable interface, a massively expanded sample library and a new cutting-edge sound engine with efficient disk streaming, to deliver more powerful music creation tools than you ever imagined. What might usually take dozens of plug-ins can be accomplished right inside SampleTank 4, for lightning-fast workflow that keeps your inspiration going.

Beat Machines works inside SampleTank 4 CS, offering you all the features of the new SampleTank 4 engine and over 4 GB of fresh sounds to get started.

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List of hardware machines in the library

  • Ace Tone FR 2L
  • Ace Tone FR6
  • Ace Tone FR7L
  • Ace Tone FR8
  • Ace Tone Rhythm Ace FR-3
  • Baldwind Tempo-Matic
  • Boss DR 110
  • Casio Casiotone MT-85
  • Casio MT-35
  • Casio MT-45
  • Casio MT-46
  • Casio MT-68
  • Casio PT-10
  • Casio PT-100
  • Casio PT-82
  • Casio PT-87
  • Companion 4 In The Floor
  • Concert RF-Five
  • Conn Min-O-Matic Rhythm
  • CRB-81
  • Delptronics LDB 1
  • Drumfire DF 2000
  • Drumfire DF500
  • Electro Harmonix DRM 15
  • Electro Harmonix DRM-16
  • Electro Harmonix Space Drum
  • ELI CR7030
  • Elka Wilgamat III
  • ESP Electronically Simulated Percussion
  • ESP Syncussion
  • Formanta UDS
  • Gigster
  • Hammond Auto Vari
  • Hillwood HR-2
  • Jasper Mini-Rhythm KR30
  • Jomox MBase 01
  • Jomox XBase 09
  • Keio Mini Pops Junior
  • Keio Minipops 5
  • Keynote Auto-Rhythm MR 101
  • King Beat 7
  • King Beat Rhythm R-1000
  • Korg KPR 55
  • Korg KPR 77
  • Korg SR-120
  • Lell Clapper
  • Lell Rototom
  • Maestro MRK 1
  • Maestro MRK 2
  • Maestro Rhythm King MRK-1
  • Maestro Rhythm King MRK-2
  • Maxon DS200
  • MFB Drums 502
  • MFB Drums 522
  • Mica-sonic
  • MPC Electronics The Clap
  • Multivox Rhythm ACE FR6
  • Musicaid Clap Trap
  • NDK
  • Nomad Rhythm Maker 16
  • Normad Rhythm Maker
  • Olson X-100
  • Olson X-81
  • PAiA Drummer Boy 7701K
  • PAiA Programmable Drum Set 3750
  • Panasonic RD 9844
  • Panasonic RD-9844
  • Realistic Electronic Accompanist
  • Regal Rhythm RE 175
  • Rhythm Boy 480
  • Roland CR 5000
  • Roland CR 78
  • Roland CR 8000
  • Roland TR 606
  • Roland TR 77
  • Roland TR 808
  • Roland TR 909
  • Roland TR-33
  • Sears Rhythm-Matic II
  • Sears Rhythm-Matic
  • Seeburg Rhythm Prince RP
  • Seeburg Select-A-Rhythm
  • Simmons SDS 8
  • Simmons SDSV
  • Sound Master Rhythm 1
  • Sound Master SR 88
  • Star Instruments Synare
  • Tama DS200
  • Tama TS 204
  • Tama TS 305
  • Thomas Bandmaster Model 55
  • Touched by Sound Clapcussion
  • Tronix Rhythm Box RB-1
  • Unitra Eltra RTYM 16
  • Univox Micro Rhythmer 12
  • Univox Micro Rhythmer MR-8
  • Univox SR-55
  • Univox SR-95
  • Whippany Rhythm Master RM-10
  • Whippany Rhythm Master RM-20
  • Wurlitzer Sideman
  • Wurlitzer Swingin Rhythm 5020
  • Yamaha MR10
  • Zachary Drummer Boy 10

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