was Emu's first drum machine and much like they did with their Emulator,
they brought it out at a cost that was considerably less than the
rivals of the day. At $995 dollars, it was a steal.
Of course, to meet that price point,
compromises had to be made.
Whereas the rival Linndrum was awash
with sliders to mix the individual sounds, the Drumulator used a
parameter access system where you first select the sound you want
to adjust, then use the single slider to set its level.
Similarly, whilst the Linndrum had
pads for each of its sounds, the Drumulator had only four pads and
so the drums you wanted to program first had to be assigned to these
pads - you would then lay down the basic pattern. Any drums or percussion
you wanted to overdub would then need to be assigned to the four
pads and the process repeated.