Analogue Drum Machinery

Usually when people use the word analogue they mean ‘not digital” as in electronics, but this drum machine is even more retro than that – we’re talking valves & electro-mechanical hardware… and what a beautiful sound – all that hiss & thuddy beats reminds me of Rhythm & Sound!

Talking about physical drum machines it would be so great if the Drum Buddy was invented in 1947 or something… I bought a Drum Buddy sample LP a few years back (check out the record liner notes) & presumed it was a fictitious device but recently discovered the truth: it was invented by some geezer in 2001 in New Orleans, and is based on light activated sound generators triggered by a physical turntable mechanism (or scratched by manually spinning it). It is hand made to the extent that only 44 units exist!

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