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DAVID VESEL (davidvesel@pobox.com) writes:
There aren't that many rackmount drum machines around, so it's fortunate that such a good drum machine was the basis for this 1-U unit. The R-8M is everything the R-8 is, plus a little more. The manual claims 16-bit samples of 68 different internal sounds, which can be augmented by R-8 ROM cards.

One thing the R-8M has over the R-8 aside from form factor is ROM card support: The R-8 can only take one ROM card, but the R-8M supports up to three. Drum kits can use sounds from all three ROM cards at once, clearly a boon for when you have that perfect drum kit that's missing just that one sound from some other ROM card.

Comments About the Sounds:
Although the number of samples are limited, they are clean and have a real bite to them. They're simply the best drum machine sounds in existence outside of a sampler.

(Thanks to DAVID VESEL for this info.)
and Arkanoid for the pic

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