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drum machine

noun
1.
a device that simulates percussion sounds in various combinations and rhythms, and can alter digitally stored drum sounds or make digital recordings of drum sounds.
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  • The sensors attached to his fingers pick up this charge and use it to beat a virtual drum machine.
  • Used this way, the laptop functions as a powerful and flexible drum machine.
  • Others let you edit each individual voice in the drum machine.
  • But that's what he's done on this recording, which comes complete with synthesizers and drum machine.
  • It was a drum machine making its lumbering way down the street.
British Dictionary definitions for drum machine

drum machine

noun
1.
a synthesizer specially programmed to reproduce the sound of drums and other percussion instruments in variable rhythms and combinations selected by the musician; the resulting beat is produced continually until stopped or changed
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