The links on this page will lead you to free drum machines ... all freeware. Some are simple, some more complex.
There are many uses for these free drum programs, including using one as a metronome for practicing your instrument. You can access several downloadable metronomes from the page: Metronome Freeware Downloads
This drum machine is not for the faint of heart! It's incredible what can be accomplished with this free music software. I haven't used it yet, but I think you could create complete techno pieces with it.
It's amazing that this software is free.
There are simpler drum machines listed below this one, if you find it too intimidating.
The FlexibeatII website says:
"I have felt for some time that it'd be neat if there were a FREE easy to use X0X sequencer program that lets you use any .wav files for sounds, but also offers a powerful synthesis toolset for each sound, with the ability to shape and sculpt the sound extensively and dynamically while the sequence is playing (but at the same time not compromising the ease of use of the sequencer).
Enter FlexibeatzII. A self-contained, standalone ten channel pattern-based music-making machine with a really short and gentle learning curve, and yet one that can play along with your DAWs and midi gear, if you want.
Before Installing PLEASE READ this: System Requirements Minimum Hardware: Intel Pentium 2, 500MHz. 512MB RAM Operating System: Windows 2000, XP. With the supplied FlexibeatzII installer, I have successfully installed (and am still running) the application on both these platforms
I HAVE NOT TESTED FLEXIBEATZII ON WINDOWS VISTA OR WINDOWS 7 TO DATE. You will effectively be ‘Beta Testing’ the application on these platforms. Consequently, please ensure you are not running any ‘critical’ applications and that you are able to withstand any potential disruption to your system, if you attempt to install FlexibeatzII and run. Please let me know the results; my contact is on the 'Use It' page."
Click below to go to the Flexibeats2 home page. Make sure to read the download page completely before downloading it.
This is a simple, and cool drum program, suitable for beginners. Make up your own drum patterns with the Gieson drum pattern sequencer, which features real drum sounds and a save feature.
View more info or download your free drum machine for PCs or MAC from this page:
According to orDrumbox.com:
"The orDrumbox is a software drum machine, designed to a creative pattern based way of drum programming with automatic music composition capabilities. You can compose beats even with polyrhythms, bass line and complete songs using included drum kits with the audio sequencer functions."
There's a "lite" version of the drum machine you can use there online. PC, Mac, Linux.
You'll also find free drum loops there.
Click below for all the details, to use it online, or to download it completely free.
orDrumbox Info and Download Page
This drum machine software is only for linux ... too bad.
The hydrogen website states:
"Hydrogen is an advanced drum machine for GNU/Linux.
It's main goal is to bring professional yet simple and intuitive pattern-based drum programming."
The Hydrogen drum machine software has many features including:
For more information and your free software download visit:
Free Linux Drum Machine and Sequencer
Would you enjoy pre-recorded drum loops to jam with, instead of spending your time learning new software and creating beats?
- Easy to use
- No programming
- No tempo change
- No MIDI or audio export
- Simulates jamming with a drummer
- Over 100 beats in many music styles
- For beginner-pro Guitar & Bass players
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