MATRIXSYNTH: Origins of a Legend - The Simmons SDS-3 Drum Synthesizer from 1978

Friday, February 28, 2020

Origins of a Legend - The Simmons SDS-3 Drum Synthesizer from 1978


Published on Feb 28, 2020 Alex Ball

"A look at the original Simmons Drum Synthesizer, the SDS-3 from 1978.

This instrument was built by Dave Simmons when he was working for a company called Musicaid in the late 70s and it served as the precursor to famous SDS-V with its distinctive hexagonal pads that cropped up on many hit records in the 1980s.

Free sample pack: http://bit.ly/SimmonsSDS3

Thank you to EvilDragon for scripting the Kontakt patches

Check out Simmons Museum which is a great online resource on the Simmons story: https://www.simmonsmuseum.com/

Here's the 2017 interview cited in the film: https://drummagazine.com/dave-simmons..."

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