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Elka Drummer One Analog Drum Machine

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Description
The Elka Drummer One Analog Drum Machine has 16 preset rhythms and 9 individual drum sounds that all have volume knobs on the front of the unit.

Notes on the Solo Rhythmer interface connector from the auction:

Just as an FYI, when I was testing the circuits, I also casually checked out the "Solo Rhythmer" plug on the rear of the unit. My best guess, considering the vintage of this unit, is that it was used to interface with an Elka organ and provide some sort of gating/arpeggio CV-type functions to the organ. When I made connections to different points with a volt meter, I found the following functions which could be accessed if you were willing to hack into the unit and put 1/8" ins and outs instead of the very odd connector that it uses-

· trigger outputs (kick for sure, perhaps snare)

· different drum patterns (making one connection for example would trigger the snare to play more often within a given pattern- seemed like a "fill" function of some sort)

· clock outputs (one of them was 1 ppqn if I remember correctly)

· something that shorted the audio, which I would guess might be individual outs for the drum machine

· there could have been trigger inputs, but I wasn't very thorough with my testing of this function as it's not a main feature of this unit
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Specifications
Type: Analog
Sound Engine: Subtractive
Pattern Engine
Programming: Presets
Pattern Notes:
The 16 preset rhythms available on this machine:
Waltz
Tango
Polka
Paso Doble
Swing
Slow
Beguine
Cha-Cha
Rumba
Samba
Mambo
Bossa Nova
Rock
Slow Rock
Shake
Rhythm & Blues
Sounds Per Pad
Sounds Per Pad: 9
Sources: Synthesizer
Sounds Notes:
The 9 drum sounds (all with individual volume control knobs on the front):

Bass-Drum
Conga
Tom 1
Tom 2
Cowbell
Claves
Snare-Drum
Short Cymbal
Long Cymbal
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 9
Timbrality: 9
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Mono
Storage
Patterns User: 0
Patterns Preset: 19
Case
Case: Desktop
Controls: Buttons, Knobs, Start / Stop Pedal, Sliders
Display Type: LED
MIDI / Sync / Trigger
Audio Outputs: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out
Audio Output Count: 1
Control Features: Solo Rhythmer connector on back.
Power: 120V AC 8W
Used: $600
Production
Released: 1976
Used By
Kraftwerk, Popul Vuh, Tangerine Dream, Cluster
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