MATRIXSYNTH: Asama DS-30 Vintage Analog Drum Synthesizer

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Asama DS-30 Vintage Analog Drum Synthesizer

via this auction

Just when you think you've seen them all...

This is yet another branded mini synth like the Coron, JSH, Bias, Cortez, etc. Curious how many of them there are and which was first. Kind of like the Atari Punk Consoles of the past.

"Vintage Asama DS-30 Drum synthesiser - rare vintage 80s (maybe 70s?) analog drum synth, designed to
Mount on the rim of a drum and is triggered when you hit said drum. Has an oscillator, pitch and volume envelope, multi mode lfo and 2 mode noise generator, with blend control. Very cool retro sounding synth, can make some really crazy sounds! Would make a great dub siren as well. I usually just trigger it by tapping on the case, otherwise you could mount it on something and hit that instead. These usually go for about $300. Has a few marks on it, is missing a couple of screws (no big deal) and has a few replacement knobs, otherwise works 100%"

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