Dallas Austin and the Beat Thang

August 18, 2011
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Storied producer Dallas Austin wanted a drum machine that did everything he liked about his classic gear, and also added a lot more sounds and functionality, and was easier to use than all the gear he cut his teeth on. So he did what any rational musician would do: He helped design his own. Witness the Beat Thang, which just might be the coolest groove box since the fabled Akai MPC series.
 
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