I remember playing with the HammerHead Rhythm Station a long time back. It was a very cool tool to play back samples I wanted for a “collage type wash” (read a large lump of noise).
But HammerHead is really a simple TR-909-like drum computer program originally aimed at the dance-scene. You know the kind of thing … Techno loops, Jungle patterns or House beats, but it’s also suitable for Hip Hop, Triphop, Rap, Industrial and almost any other music you can think of.
It’s got six channels , 29 built-in drum sounds, six complete breakbeats and the possibility to import six samples of your own and trust me that is where the fun begins.
The site has a bunch of other drum tools and best of all Hammerhead is freeware.
Go make some noise.