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posted by Marcus Zetterquist 2006-08-21 at 22:54Nostalgia: Something else: I found this web site:
Final proof that my first drum machine actually existed! No-one has ever heard of it when I have mentioned it :-) I bought it when I was about 12.
In my days, this was how high-tech equipment sounded! Listen carefully to the sound examples! We used to call the sound _between_ the drum hits "hum" and it was something bad. The crash cymbal was pretty neat - when you triggered it the first time it didn't stop making some weird noise until you turned the device off, then on again.
These were all the drums I had for quite some time! No, you could _not_ just make more instances of it!
It had this really cool "feature": you could drastically affect the sound in _real-time_ by pressing down on the plastic front panel at different places. Yeeears before the Korg KAOSS pad!
At the exact moment when music technology managed to finally get rid of the noise and the hum, noise and hum was _cool_ and had to be artificially added to the pristine quality audio using even more technology.