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Susuzki RPM-40 multi PCM Ryhthm/Percussion Module

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    The Susuzki RPM-40 Multi PCM Ryhthm/Percussion Module was released in 1985 and also sold under other brands Siel and Keytek as the MDP-40. The unit is a preset drum machine but patterns can be chained together to create songs. All drum sound can be trigger by MIDI from an external sequencer or other MIDI instrument. The unit runs on 6 AA batteries or a 12v power adapter.
    Despite it's limits the RPM-40 is highly regarded for differing genres like Hip-Hop.

    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: ROM
    Pattern Engine
    Programming: Presets
    Pattern Notes:
    40 pre-programmed styles: disco, funky, rock, 8-beat, ballad, beguine, bossa, jazz, polka, tango, new wave , reggae, pop, 16-beat, super rock, cha-cha, samba, shuffle, march, waltz
    Sounds Per Pad
    Sounds Per Pad: 1
    Sources: ROM
    Sounds ROM Size: 128
    Sounds Notes:
    10 instrument sounds: bass drum, low tom, snare, rim shot, closed hi-hat, open hi-hat, cymbal, cabasa, cow bell, hand clap
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 10
    Timbrality: 10
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Polyphonic
    Patterns User: 1
    Patterns Preset: 40
    Storage: Internal
    Case: Desktop
    Trigger Pads : 10 pads, Hard Pads
    Controls: Buttons, Knobs, Patch Change Pedal, Start / Stop Pedal, Switches, Tap Tempo
    Display Type: LED
    MIDI / Sync / Trigger
    Audio Outputs: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out
    Audio Output Count: 3
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    Power: 12V DC 300 mA, or 6 x AA battery
    Used: $145-$166
    Released: 1985
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