I know its a naughty word....
One of us has started moonlighting on the odd occassion with his girlfriend in an acoustic based duo. I say one of us. Its me.
So Amy plays guitar and sings (rather beautifully) and at the minute I'm playing some guitar, some bass and some cajon. The problem is I can't do this all at once. I can use a loop station to set some guitar going and then throw some bass / percussion over it etc etc but I can't hit the full textured sound I'd like.
So after hours on google trying to figure out how to manage feet only percussion (through pedals and sideways snare drums) I gave up and googled the dreaded drum machine. Within minutes it was clear that an Alesis SR-16 seems to be the way to go. Its programmable and seems to give a decent sound and is compatible with a footswitch so i can operate it hands free.
Does anybody use one of these and / or a different one? Are they worth the effort for light rythmic backing? And does anybody know what footwitch I'd need to go with it?
I realise I could have asked that question in fewer words.