CDs (or vinyl) of well-recorded drum beats, and that's all. You can dump these on your multitrack and write songs around them, cut them up in your computer and build new beats, or spin them at clubs in-between tunes and under scratching or samples. At only $20 each (including delivery anywhere) it's a lot cheaper than buying beer for a drummer and trying to mic them up! (

Tape Op is a bi-monthly magazine devoted to the art of record making.

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