Drum machines - what are you using? in Other Instruments Posted July 27 3 hours ago, sammybee said: It's not about the number of sounds, it's about the few that it does do, authentically - which samples, and any Roland gear post 1985 fail to do. So much this. It's my experience of using samples generally. The amount of time that auditioning hundreds to find one that makes you go 'ooh'.