Having all the tools of the trade at your fingertips is possible with today's modern drum machines. Creating your own sound is easier than ever before. Drum machines have been around for decades, dating back as far as the 1930s. We have come a long way when it comes to recreating the authentic and eclectic sounds we are used to today though. Music icon Prince popularized the instrument in the 1980s with his classic hit 1999. The world hadn't heard such unique sounds and their popularity spread quickly. It was no longer a novelty, but an excellent addition to a rapidly growing genre. Jazz, R & B, fusion, electronica, metal and even country drum kit combinations can be found within a drum machine's setup. Maybe you want to combine country and fusion or be a part of a jazz and metal combo. The array of options means you can experiment for hours on hours to find the exact sound you're looking for. Programmable units have gained momentum as they work well when your regular session drummer may have other plans. Setting up a standard beat and adding in your ideal kit arrangement make these units simple to incorporate into a band setting. Slow, fast, double time hi-hat or extra crash, you can include your drummers signature beat with ease. Digital sampling has become extremely popular into today's soundscape. Flip to your favorite radio station and if you aren't hearing a sample, you will be by the next song. The newfound ability for drum machines to create an array of sounds has expanded and made accessible a range of musical genres. Recording, tweaking and creating your own beats to incorporate into your musical collaborations allows you to show the world something original. Modern software has made it possible to record your own beats, whether made by man or machine. Forget the presets and present your own production. Enhancing an already tight sound or starting from scratch, drum units today give you an entire body of musical capabilities that allow you to craft everything from the drum to the djembe track. Crafting an original composition can be done before you ever leave the house. Whatever you're into, drum machines have an option you'll love to play around with.