MATRIXSYNTH: DM8 - VINTAGE SOVIET WAVEFORM DRUM MACHINE

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

DM8 - VINTAGE SOVIET WAVEFORM DRUM MACHINE


via this auction

You can find demos and pics of a black model in the archives here.

"Up for sale is an EXTREMELY RARE soviet drum machine - DM8. Produced in the USSR in 1980s by Estradin military plant in Zhitomir city famous for its moog-type synths (Altair-231, Estradin-230, Solaris-314), signal processors and guitar effect pedals.

DM8 has the following parameters:
- 64 preset non-editable rhythms with different variations.
- 7 drum sounds - big drum, snare, hat, toms 1-3, clap. Two modes - auto and manual are available for patterns playing and live performance using 7 buttons.
- slider knobs "Level" for adjusting volume level, "Coarse Tempo" and "Fine Tempo".
- button "Start-Stop".
- 8x8 buttons for Pattern Select.

Back panel: "Power" knob, phones-mains out button, fuse, grounding socket
Connectors: standart 1/4 Jack sockets "Output", "Phones", "Tom 1-3", "SD", "Clap", "Foot switch input" .

Unit sounds really different from a well known western drum machines of 1980s!"

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