A Drum Machine Obsession

Joe Mansfield’s 200-page Beat Box: A Drum Machine Obsession coffee-table book features 75 drum machines from the author’s personal collection, with more than 200 photos by Gary Land, with a Foreword written by Dave Tompkins.

Along with the featured photos: background and facts about each machine; archival advertisements; interviews with master drum machine programmers and innovators including Davy DMX, Schoolly-D, Marshall Jefferson and Roger Linn. The range of drum machines covered spans several decades, from the 1950s to the late 1980s.

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