MATRIXSYNTH: Mystery Beat Box

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Mystery Beat Box

This one sent in via an anonymous reader who hopes someone out there can ID it. Anyone know what this is? Above the keyboard, there is text that reads MOVEMENT. Title link takes you to another shot. You can zoom in on each by clicking on the image followed by the "All Sizes" link after you click on an image in the set.

Update via Gustavo in the comments:
"Movement Drum Computer. Used by Thomas Dolby, and Dave Stewart of eurythmics.

More info:
on Wikipedia
on Sonic State

Update via El Gaucho Andres:
"Seems also exist the System I and System III but never saw one of this. Others who used it: Japan, Willian Orbit, Chemical Brothers, Vince Clark, and...
Check this nice picture (below). I think the correct name is "Movement Computer Drum System II" and Movement Computer maybe was the company." Follwed by: "reading further more my old info about this beast I've found that was also named Larking Movement and now seems to me the name of the company was probably Larking... I know that was a sort of analog drum, digital drum and sequencer and nothing more. Cheers."



Update via J Lesser in the comments:
"In 2001 I was in a large practice studio in London preparing for a long tour. I snuck down into the equipment cages and took some pics of some famous folks' gear... and just look what I saw in Phil Colllins' cage: [link]

11 comments:

  1. Movement Drum Computer. Used by Thomas Dolby, and Dave Stewart of eurythmics.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Movement_Systems_Drum_Computer

    http://www.sonicstate.com/synth/movement_drumsystem.cfm

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  2. is that for sale ?
    i got a couple of spare legs i can offer ;)

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  3. Yes its the "Movement Drum Computer". Very rare. Wish i had one.



    V.K.

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  4. Seems also exist the System I and System III but never saw one of this. Others who used it: Japan, Willian Orbit, Chemical Brothers, Vince Clark, and...
    Check this nice picture: http://recforums.prosoundweb.com/index.php/m/49561/8332/#msg_49561
    I think the correct name is "Movement Computer Drum System II" and Movement Computer maybe was the company.

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  5. I guess the mystery is solved, huh!

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  6. Well was in part...;) reading further more my old info about this beast I've found that was also named Larking Movement and now seems to me the name of the company was probably Larking... I know that was a sort of analog drum, digital drum and sequencer and nothing more. Cheers.

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  7. Thanks god & Matrix The Master of this WONDERFULL blog !!!
    We are back to "normal" assuming "non registred members" comments ! Whoahhhh Coool !!!
    ;o)

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  8. Tears for fears and John Foxx were also using this drum computer at some point.

    Micke

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  9. the thing looks pimp as hell.. we need more of this countoured orange plastic back in synth designs

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  10. In 2001 I was in a large practice studio in London preparing for a long tour. I snuck down into the equipment cages and took some pics of some famous folks' gear... and just look what I saw in Phil Colllins' cage:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jlesser/343401611/

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  11. Imagine watching Pr0n on that drumcomputer. You can make Pr0n beats while spanking the monkey. BLIZZ!

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