drum machine

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drum machine

n.
An electronic device containing a sequencer that can be programmed to arrange and alter digitally stored drum sounds. Also called beatbox.

drum machine

n
(Instruments) 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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