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Anonymous writes:
It was the first proper electronic drum kit. The hexagonal riot shield pads broke drummer's rists and helped to define the early eighties. The factory sounds became so unfashionable that ten years after it's fall from grace the Simmons kit is still ignored by analogue revivalists. However what should not be ignored is that the standard module contains five independent analogue synthesisers with a uniquely strange voice archetecture designed for drum sounds - the sort of sounds that you just can't get out of an analogue poly synth, and don't even come that easily from a modular. Don't get me wrong this is not a powerful synthesiser, but the sounds it does make it makes well. Also being designed for drummers it's very quick to set up.

Comments About the Sounds:
It's getting to the end of East Enders and you know any second dum, dum, dum, du-du-du. Thats the classic Simmons sound that sent the company out of business. Furtunately you don't have to use it.


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