Drum8 – A Pattern Sequencer for the Apple II

If you haven’t seen it yet, check out Ricardo Macri’s Drum8 project.   The program which runs on an Apple II computer, is an 8 bit drum machine which allows real time graphics based editing using either single or quad channel DAC configurations.

To use Drum8, you will need an Apple II S.A.M card or any Apple II sound/DAC card, which, if you dont have one, can be built using plans from the Drum8 website.

The Drum8 software can be downloaded for free with pre-configured setups from the Drum8 website.  For more information on the Drum8 project, check out Ricardo’s website for Drum 8 at:

Thanks to Ricardo Macri and John Brooks for bringing this project to our attention.

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A.P.P.L.E. Chairman of the Board and Club president -- Bill worked for the founder, Val J. Golding and A.P.P.L.E. from 1981 to 1982. In 1999, he began archiving the materials which were distributed and sold by A.P.P.L.E.. That project led to the group that remained of A.P.P.L.E. Bill was involved in the financial industry in Tokyo and has over 20 major office infrastructure projects to his name. In March 2001, he retired to write books and to spend more time pursuing personal interests. As the president of the users group, Bill is in charge of distribution of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine as well as the organization of this web site. Bill currently resides in Tokyo, Japan and Shelton, Wa splitting time between the places.