MATRIXSYNTH: Audio Damage ADM17 Proton DEMO - No EFX - Karplus-Strong Tuned Delay Line Physical Modelling Synth

Friday, January 01, 2021

Audio Damage ADM17 Proton DEMO - No EFX - Karplus-Strong Tuned Delay Line Physical Modelling Synth


"This is a demonstration video of the rare Audio Damage ADM17. The ADM-17 was triggered by the Korg/Arp 2600 3620 keyboard sequencer. No effects were used, this is the sound of the direct output from the Proton. Adjusting the Decay, Imp Filter, Imp Decay, Damping and Sub controls produces a wide range of sound, from crisp FM-like bass sounds, to very ragged aggressive tones. All with just the one module, no additional filtering or processing is using. Even more can be accomplished by using the CV inputs for the various controls to animate the sound. But just clean and dry this is a pretty impressive stand alone Eurorack synth module.
I purchased the unit second hand and have difficultly with getting the unit to boot up. The ADM17 has a microprocessor, and 9/10 times it will not power up. When it does, the front panel blue LED flashes, and you are in business. I supplied an external gate and pitch CV from the 3620, but you do not need anything to make sounds (when it is working), just press the front panel manual trigger button. I tried using the unit as a stand alone delay, but the delay time is very short. Good for synthesis, not so good for effects.
I wish this unit was still in production, and there was more information available. There is a USB port on the unit for software updates as well.
This is a very powerful unit, I would think it would be in more racks if people had a chance to hear what the unit is capable of."

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