The Synsonics-V: a 81'
analog drum machine emulation!
The Synsonics was launched by Mattel
in 1981 as a really low cost alternative to Simmons
or MPC Electronics (Before Akai bought them in 84').
It provides 5 sounds: 2 toms, a snare, a cymbal
(Close/Open) and a metronome click. Legends say
Kraftwerk used one, but no one knows how, or on
which album. But anyway, loads of musicians used it
as a real instrument despite the fact Mattel was
often associated with kids toys.
On the actual machine, none of the
sounds are editable and the background noise is so
important the Synsonics is hard to record. That's
why I decided to develop this small program :D.
The free version contains 2 toms,
the snare and the cymbals but not the metronome
All the sounds are still editable