Sound des ersten elektronischen Schlagzeugs

Die Erschaffung des ersten elektronischen Schlagzeugs wird Graeme Edge (Drummer der Band The Moody Blues) in Zusammenarbeit mit Professor Brian Groves von der Sussex University zugeschrieben. Zu hören im Song „Procession“ aus dem Jahr 1971.


Dazu Graeme Edge: >>I’d got in touch with the professor of electronics at Sussex University, Brian Groves. We worked up an electronic drum kit, a marvelous idea. I had the control panel in front of me, it’s old hat now but we were the first to do it. There were pieces of rubber with silver paper on the back with a silver coil that moved up and down inside a magnet that produced a signal, so it was touch sensitive. I had 5 snares across the top and then ten tom-toms and then a whole octave of bass drums underneath my feet and then four lots of 16 sequencers, two on each side. There was a gap—to play a space—a tamborine, ebony stick, snare and three tom-toms. This was pre-chip days, back then you did it all with transistors. So it had something like 500 transistors. The electronic drums inside looked something like spaghetti. When it worked it was superb, but it was before its day, because it was so sensitive…<< [Quelle]

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