MATRIXSYNTH: Digisound TED Snare Drum Module and 'Model 2' Power Supply with Cable & Original Box

Friday, April 18, 2014

Digisound TED Snare Drum Module and 'Model 2' Power Supply with Cable & Original Box

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"The 80's were an odd time weren't they, and this is a prime example of strangeness from that decade. This is a Digisound TED, or a TED Digisound snare drum module and 'model 2"power supply. i'm not really sure which name is actually the brand name, although apparently TED stands for The Electronic Designers, so who knows.

Basically this is a digital snare drum sample in a box. Thats right, just the one sound, although considering the cost of sample ROM back when this was made, i wouldn't be surprised if it cost several hundred pounds just for this snare! It has a trigger button on the front, plus an external trigger input, and knobs for pitch, trigger and output level. Presumably the trigger knob sets the external trigger sensitivity for using it with drum pads, but i've never tried it with different trigger levels. The module comes with the ridiculously over sized power supply, thats apparently capable of powering two (YES!! TWO!!) of these modules, and the weird three pin DIN cable that connects the power to the module.

Thats about it. You press the trigger button or supply an external trigger and it makes a snare sound, or at least some approximation of what people thought snares sounded like in the 80's.

Both the module and the power supply are boxed and in excellent condition considering their age. Theres a very small dent in the front of the module, but nothing you'd ever really notice."

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