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by roger linn
midi wasn't part of the Linn Drum but here it has been retrofitted..
look at those ind. outs!..Linn Drum
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Roger Linn invented this nice 8bit @28khz to 35kHz sample rate
dum machine which made lots of ppl happy.. more see AKAI/LINN
the first one..AKAI MPC2000 + MPC2000XL
filter module MFC42
|Roger Linn made the Akai MPC series what they are now..
the first one is the mpc60:
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quite close to the z series samplers, but has no delay.. isn't that strange? and still no TR-type LED-sequencing like the electribes..
but it is a good alternative to the 2000 / 2000xl imo.. if oyu do not want delay..
more akai see AKAI/LINN SECTION...!!!
12 Bit Drumcomputer
it has 12 Drumsounds and 4 Pads. Of course all sounds can be used in a pattern but you need to re-assign the pads, thats very easy: hold the pad and press the desired drumsound. E-mu is the name that came from E-µ (mu / mü)
the model shown has a retrofitted roland din-sync, it's not standard ;)
of course the drumulator name came from the legandary emulator series, they did the Emulator 1, II , III, IV .. possibly the best known samplers ever..
MORE ON EMU go here
very popular in the 80ies.
analogue sounds from the simmons drum synthesizers, here: SDS800 and SDS200, both analog.triggered by pads or microphones..
proboably the most wanted was t he SDS V (the white one).. you rarely hear them today..
| electro harmonix drm16
preset drummachine, very cute 1978 sounds..
|Cactus Desert Drums
very rare, I owned one of these in the 80ies, some kind of mixture but most of the sounds are digital samples that are burned on an eprom inside, it is modular, so you could insert the modules you wanted to.. the guy who owned it after me expaded it to full .. some parameters are adjustable and I triggered it by a TR808 those days..
click to enlarge cactus desert drums..
|ever seen this?
memory rhythm SR88 - very roland'ish looking thing..
programmable /6x memory)
|Boss Dr.Rhythm DR-55
nice little one with 16 steps..
looks quite like a HiFi Set or an Amp? it is a preset drum machine, very electronic sounding, of course..
the DMX belongs to oberheims "x-system". one of those 12bit drummachines. the category is same as linn drum, drumtracks, drumulator etc..
there were 2 versions, the "stretch DX" (mid / above) and the (right / below) DMX
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|above: the Oberheim
prommer - 8bit sample based machines can be refilled with new samples on an EPROM with this..
below: MXR drum computer, the TOMs are quite FAT.. SD and BD are quite Linn and Oberheim - Style , same with the sequencer, works in realtime, too.
|electro harmonics stuff and the BME rattlesnake , it's an exotic drum machine with also very electro sounding beats.. programmable.
(beside old fricke / mfb drum boxes)
|beside old fricke / mfb drum boxes..
the classic MFB Fricke Drum Machines
all in small white case
this comes (ehm CAME) with a speaker and it looks and feels quite mechanical.. the speakers got some charming sound.. very retro, of course..
|Rhythm Ace or better Ace Tone
was the Name of pre-Roland Drum Boxes before 1972..
Rolands was founded 1972, after that the names changed to CR and TR (compurhythm and transistor rhythm...)
see more on this under Roland Drumcomputer Section..
above: Ace again...
more Ace Machines..
sounding very much like the early CR.. made for organs and standalone beat boxes..
Rhythm Ace FR22 - built in speakers, sounds cool..
The Ace 55 and a sensor touch activated add on model for organs..
click to enlage TR66 and CR compurhythm boxes..
want to see the TR and CR drum machines?
first pic: here you can see korg (below foreground)
background below: SCI - studio440, drumtraks, tom
above background: oberheim drum machines
|did you know korg did drum machines, too? ;)
|getting more modern now.. Alesis DrumMachine from the mid 80ies with 16bit Drum Samples (a bit more than 40 Samples, the B Version was even more powerful "rockier" and used by the first us bands on the industrial side of life like mentallo and the fixer etc..
(right side) the other one is some sort of tb303 kind of synth fristman sq01.. (left)
very much like the minipops from korg, a preset machine.
Aria Diamond MP3 (like Korg Minipops 3 (Keio / Korg / Univox)
|Novation Drumstation (virtual analog) simulates TR808 and TR909 but is is really the same? it's a va..|
very cool for metallic beats.. industrial etc. (had one in the late 80ies/early 90ies)
|HH Percussion Synth|
star instruments synare 3: the one on the left (round with 2 OSCS)..
| the Vermona DRM1 drumcomputer
first german drum computer.. a bit TR808 like (sound)
above: FM-able drum module from simmons..
click to enlarge Vermona drm1, a bit roland CR-like or Korg KR55.. Sound
|TOP: here is a Coron RDS ,
= two DS7 in one box... (top rack)
very electronic / old school kind of sound..
there is a DIY version available on papareille
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Analog Vintage Synth II
Anyware Instruments / SemTeX
Banana / syntec
Bitshift Audio / Phatmatic
Chips CEM - Curtis
| Crumar / Bit - Mario Crucianelli
CV+Gate + Trigger - (analoge spg-steuerung) - (D)
DIY - Menu - Selbstbau
DSI Dave Smith
-- SCI Sequential Circuits
EDP Electronic Dream Plant
EML (electronic music lab) / Electrocomp
| Future Retro
german synths / deutsche synthesizer..
High & LowEnd Synthesizer
schnelle Hüllkurven / fast envelopes
italian synths.. Davolisint / GRS
Jomox + Jayemsonic Neuronium
schnelle LFOs / fast envelopes
| Modular Hersteller / Modular synth manufacturers
Oxford synthesiser company / OSCar
Reparatur +Bauteile / repair / service
Rozzbox (LL electronics)
Sequencer - Sequenzer
Simplesizer (Anyware / DIY)
Symbolic Sound - Kyma - Capybara
Synthesizers dot com
uk synthesiser section: edp,skywave,OSC,..
Virsyn / Cube
Workshops Synthesizer + Synthese (D)
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