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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

The Forgotten Synth That Launched a Ground-Breaking Technology


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"Franklin Eventoff, an American tinkerer and musician invented the force sensing resistor in 1977. This allowed for touch control of voltage, which he used to create instruments. It found first commercial musical use in the Mattel Musical Thing, a cheap toy synth. Frustrated with the experience, Eventoff went on to create the much more refined Sonica. The Sonica is a lovingly crafted boutique instrument with an oscillator by famed Serge Tcherepnin, the creator of the Serge synthesizer. Only about 650 where made, and they are collector's items. The technology of the force sensing resistor proved hugely successful and lives on in cars, robotics and instruments like the AKAI MPC and the Otamatone.

Music, Soundpack and thanks: https://www.patreon.com/hainbach

Watch my buddy Dave's video:"

Magical Musical Thing: A vintage analog synthesizer for kids

video upload by David Hilowitz Music

"In this video, I explore the strange toy that is the Magical Musical Thing (Mattel 1979). I speak to Franklin Eventoff, the toy's inventor, and learn about the other instruments he created as well. I also learn the secret to tuning these darn things.

You can download the sample library of the Magical Musical Thing here: https://www.decentsamples.com/product... This sample is meant to be used in conjunction with Decent Sampler, a plugin which can be downloaded here: https://www.decentsamples.com/product...

This sample is meant to be used in conjunction with Decent Sampler, a plugin which can be downloaded here: https://www.decentsamples.com/product..."

Monday, April 08, 2024

Vintage Drum Synth Demos by You Are The Robots


video uploads by You Are The Robots

Arturia Keystep Pro was used to sequence those w/o built in rhythm sections. Use the player controls to skip around.

Playlist:
Sears Rhythm-Matic vintage analog drum machine with built-in speaker
SYNSONICS ELECTRONIC DRUM MODEL 5300 - A Very Rare Vintage Analog Drum Synthesizer | DEMO
POLLARD SYNDRUM 178 Vintage Analog Drum Synth Triggered By Arturia Beatstep Pro | DEMO
BOSS DR. PAD DRP-1 - Vintage Digital Drum Pad | DEMO
ROLAND CR-68 COMPURHYTHM - Vintage Analog Drum Machine | DEMO
ACE TONE RHYTHM ACE FR-1 - Vintage Analog Drum Machine | DEMO
NOMAD RHYTM MAKER 12 - Vintage Analog Drum Machine | DEMO
Vintage Analog WHIPPANY ELECTRONICS RHYTHM MASTER RM -10 Drum Machine W/ DIY Mods | DEMO
KEIO DONCA MATIC KORG MINI POPS 5 - Vintage Analog Drum Machine | DEMO
WURLITZER SWINGIN’ RHYTHM 5020 Vintage Analog Drum Machine | DEMO
WELSON SUPER-MATIC S12 Vintage Analog Italian Drum Machine 1971 | Demo
Mattel Synsonics Drums - Vintage Drum Machine
Univox SR-95 Vintage Drum Machine
Nomad Rhythm 12 - Vintage drum machine
Realistic Concertmate - Vintage Drum Machine / Metronome
Oberheim DXa (DX w/ factory midi) - Vintage drum machine
Roland CR 5000 - vintage analog drum machine
Modified Roland TR 606 - Vintage analog drum machine
Tama Techstar TAM500 - Analog Drum Synth
Rhythm Ace FR-2L With Issues - Vintage Drum Machine
Univox SR 55 - Vintage Analog Drum Machine
Whippany Rhythm Master - Vintage Analog Drum Machine
Sears Rhythm Matic R1000 - Vintage Analog Drum Machine
Simmons Digital Clap Trap - Vintage Clap Machine
Mattel Synsonics Pro - Analog Drum Machine
Univox MR8 Micro Rhythmer - Vintage Analog Drum Machine
MTI Auto-Orchestra Analog Drum Machine Bass & Strings Machine
Wurlitzer Swingin' Rhythm Analog Drum Machine
Ace Tone Rhythm Ace FR-3 - Vintage Analog Drum Machine For Sale On Ebay

Thursday, November 04, 2021

1978 Vintage Mattel Bee Gees Rhythm Machine w/ Original Box

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"Vintage Bee Gees Rhythm Machine Electronic Music Synthesizer. Made famous by Kraftwerk who used it on their song "Pocket Calculator" and on tour... [2nd video here, pic here]

Has 3 rhythms, Disco, Latin, and Pop, with adjustable tempos. Tempos are slow, medium, and fast. Also has a knob for tone adjustment. Headphone jack can act as a line out (see above notes regarding sound). Keyboard flip out stand is still functional.

Requires 1 9-volt battery which is not included."

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Vintage 1978 Mattel Magical Musical Thing w/ Original Manual

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Saturday, July 24, 2021

Synsonic Pop


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"Original Composition. Instruments used are Casio VL-1, Roland SH-101, Arturia Microfreak, Mattel Synsonic Drums. Thank for checking this out."

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Synsonics Drums by Mattel w/ Original Box

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"Drums work great, body in good condition with only minor use-wear marks. Battery compartment is nice/clean, has the original battery compartment cover. Box has some shelfwear (e.g., wear along edges, corners) and is somewhat dented."

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Classic Mattel SYNSONICS DRUMS w/ Original Box

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"The classic SYNSONICS DRUMS drum synthesizer from the 1980s. Play it with drum sticks and listen with headphones (to avoid driving your family or neighbors crazy) or over speakers."

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

1978 VINTAGE MATTEL BEE GEES SYNTHESIZER in Original Box

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"VERY old , box is worn but has not been used. I do not know if it works-I prefer not to open the box. The box is worn due to age."

I never really thought about it, but it kind of looks like a mini original Novation Bass Station with the blue on black accents.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

1978 Vintage Mattel Magical Musical Thing Toy Synth

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Mattel Synsonics Drums - 80s Drum Machine Synth Sequencer w/ Instructions Manual

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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Mattel Electronics Synsonics Drums w/ Original Box

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Saturday, January 09, 2021

Muson Synthesizer Quick Demo

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Kyle Alm



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"Muson Toy Synthesizer Mego Corp 1978. Condition is "Used".

Used by Devo and recently circuit-bent by Simon the Magpie, Muson Synthesizer is one of the rarest toys/musical instruments around.

Ten keys, speed and pitch controls, and a sequencer with 9 of the tab widgets for programming notes in sequence. 1-4, 1-6, 1-8, and 1-10 phrase lengths."

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Mattel U-Create Music

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Demo in the listing previously posted here.

Note this listing is from Tony Light of Leploop.

Mattel made a Sampler !!!
Rare sampler\groove box, instant fun.
Can load samples and here you get a 808 kit for it !!!


Features:
- 8 FX /Filters - Internal microphone
- 3 Back beats (5 sec. each)
- Internal speaker
- 3 Riffs (5 sec. each)
- USB mini jack
- 3 Licks (5 sec. each)
- Stereo out (connect speakers/headphones sold separately)
- 3 Runs (5 sec. each)
- Line In (connect MP3 player sold separately)
- 2 voice files (5 sec. each)
- Microphone In (connect external microphone sold separately)
- Touch panel interface"

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

20 Dollar Drum Machine: Mattel Synsonics Drums Stereo Pro


Ipsum Audio

"This is a fun little drum machine from the 1980's manufactured by Mattel. It features analog drum sounds and the weirdest sequencer. I plan to pull the internal speakers out and use the space for some mods/circuit bends."

Monday, August 17, 2020

Vintage 1978 Mattel Bee Gees Rhythm Machine

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Thursday, June 04, 2020

Vintage 1978 Bee Gees/Kraftwerk Mattel Rhythm Machine Synthesizer Keyboard w/ Original Box

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"Vintage 1978 Bee Gees/Kraftwerk Mattel Rhythm Machine Synthesizer Keyboard. Comes open box with original packaging and songbook included. Great condition, unsure of how much use it has seen but has minimal wear and tear."

The price of these reflect the toy collector market. You can find demos of one including Kraftwerk in previous posts.

Click here for the one with Kraftwerk.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Mattel Synsonics Drums French Demo Record From 1981


Published on Mar 30, 2020 Lionel

"Synsonics Drums 45t publicitaire 1981"

Synsonics Drums side B

Thursday, March 05, 2020

Vintage Mattel Synsonics Drums SN 727-4600 w/ Original Box

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via this auction

Demo of one posted earlier today here.

Mattel Synsonics Bunduru Part 1


Published on Mar 5, 2020 Really Nice Audio

"I bought a mint condition Synsonics Drums for £30. This left me with me with the 'spare repair' one I bought a year ago which I thought would make a great project to see if it could be incorporated into a an acoustic drum kit!

I use a Time electronics Model 8000 Decade Resistor box to help set the correct value resistor to select the sensitivity of triggering Synsonics from the rim of the TOM."

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

The Worst "Drum Machine" Ever Made? | Bee Gees Rhythm Machine


Published on Feb 9, 2020 Simon The Magpie

"The 'Bee Gees Rhythm Machine' (made famous by Kraftwerk) is a unit I see popping up online all the time. As a drum machine non the less! So I finally decided to pick one up and see if I can make music with it!"
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