Sound Check Synsonic Global Harmony
posted by March 2 at 12:51 PMon
Way back, after World War I, in the 80’s, Mattel Electronics came out with Synsonic Drums.
Because of these little drum pads, world peace was achieved.
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Big ass bass, a hard, stiff closed hi-hat, the snare – a burst of white noise, and using a thumbwheel control on the side, a tunable tom. It is no wonder nations joined hands.
You can make loops and sample the sounds. All analog, without any of the sounds being realistic at all.
Across the bottom were several buttons that would play these sounds at 1/4-note, 1/8th-note and 1/16th-note divisions of the tempo. By pressing combinations of these keys, you could play ‘rock’, ‘waltz’, ‘off-beat’ and ”shuffle’ patterns.
(Credit for the find: Jay Dillon)