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Synsonics-V is a 1981's analog drum pad emulation.

The Synsonics was launched by Mattel in 1981 as a really low cost alternative to Simmons or MPC Electronics.

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 click. All the sounds are still editable and automatable.
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John Burns Aug 05 2021
(2 / 5)
Aug 05 2021
Sounds pretty cool but it doesn't sound as nice as Elsita and it also seems to use up crazy amounts of CPU; like 8 times as much as any synth that I was using on the track I just tried it on.
Anonymous Aug 03 2020
(4 / 5)
Aug 03 2020
Really fun drum synth. The only issues are that the UI is quite big and can't be scaled down, and sometimes changes to parameters don't register on the UI