analog drum synths

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analog drum synths

Post by yorgatron » Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:20 am

who else likes them?

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got the Yamaha ED10 a couple weeks ago, the Synsonics 5300 yesterday.

the Yamaha has a much wider range of sounds available, except no LFO like you'd find on a Synare 3. still a lot of fun though.

the Synsonics is kind of a budget Simmons brain, it would've originally come with a set of 5 pads and hardware to use as a complete drum kit minus cymbals, as shown here;

http://www.matrixsynth.com/2008/08/syns ... -5300.html

I plan on getting some piezos to build my own pad set, and maybe some triggers so the drummer in my band could use it too. we'll see.
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Re: analog drum synths

Post by Z » Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:19 pm

I like them, too.
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Post by Sir Nose » Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:24 pm

I like 'em!
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Post by mini700 » Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:28 pm

And me too.

I've got the Pearl Syncussion 1 kit with the two white pads.

Back when I played drums, I had them with me at every gig.
And all the drummers I know, who have tried them out, loved them :-)

The Pearl Syncussion were used by Mike Oldfield and New Order and probably a lot of other artists.

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Re: analog drum synths

Post by salwa » Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:28 pm

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Post by Europanaut » Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:52 pm

Love the Pearl kit. It gets a lot of use here at the studio. It's a bit hard to see in this photo, but the contraption has been given various names by clients. MechaTriffid, Synthapede, etc. Great sounding synth. Image

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Re: analog drum synths

Post by walkathon » Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:06 pm

Europanaut wrote:Love the Pearl kit. It gets a lot of use here at the studio. It's a bit hard to see in this photo, but the contraption has been given various names by clients. MechaTriffid, Synthapede, etc. Great sounding synth. Image
Love the Pearl Kit tree, should do the same w/ mine. Much more jealous of the Baldwin harpsichord though ;)

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Post by plikestechno » Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:20 pm

SC40 is the best, the BEST!

Very swiss army knife kind of drum synth.

I used to have a billion of them, I've been through most of them. The dedicated drum synths I've kept are

Pearl Syncussion SY-1
Pearl SC40
Tama TS 204 (synth/hand clap)
Jomox MBrane 11
Serge/Modcan A/MOTM/Frac/Phenol/Andromeda/Jupiter6Europa/OctaveCatSRM/ARPSolina/ARPPro Soloist/Pro2/Korg770/Juno60/Lambda/Anamono/Little Deformer/Integra7/Microwave1&2/Syncussion/FS1R/Microkorg/Xoxio/VL1M/JD990/MKS50/TX816/DSS1/KARP/TG33/OCoast/SC40

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Re: analog drum synths

Post by calaverasgrande » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:15 pm

I've got the old Mattel "Synsonics Drums". Not sure if there is any relation? Very toyish and noisy, but it is a very beastly sounding little toy with the right processing. Very hard to sync with anything, so I usually wild track it and beat map it latter. Though it does have a din jack that says "sync", I've never gotten it to do anything.
It does go "pew pew pew" though.
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Post by yorgatron » Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:16 pm

calaverasgrande wrote: It does go "pew pew pew" though.
that's all that really matters.

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