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E-MU Systems, Inc. Model 8000 E-Drum Digital Percussion Module

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    The E-drum was actually developed by Clavia DMI in Sweden, and provided drummers with a single, touch-sensitive pad drum module that offered 40dB of volume range with internal sounds generated from a removable cartridge (containing from one to four 8-bit samples on a 16kB EPROM). A variety of different sound cartridges could be purchased and interchanged in the E-drum, and an optional hardware assembly allowed modular construction of entire drum kits.

    This Emu E-drum includes a pitch control, which tunes the pitch either up, down, or no effect (middle position). There is also a Decay control for the triggered 8-bit sound as well as a very warm sounding Treble and Bass controls. The E-drum can be triggered by striking the rubber head on the drum or providing a ¼” triggered input. The E-drum can be powered by two 9v batteries (internal), or can be powered by an 18v DC adapter with an 1/8” plug.
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: ROM
    Oscillators: 1
    Waveforms: ROM
    ROM Resolution: 8 bit
    Osc Modulation: Knob
    Oscillator Notes:
    11 Cartridges Made

    8102 - Rototom 2
    8107 - Tympani 1
    8111 - Grand Piano 1
    8113 - Gong
    8114 - Bass Drum 1-4
    8115 - Rock Ride Cymbal
    8117 - Claps
    Tom 1
    Envelopes: 1
    Evelope Paramerters: Decay
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 1
    Timbrality: 1
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Mono
    Patches RAM: 1
    Storage: Internal, ROM Cartridge
    EQ Treble and Bass
    Case: Desktop
    Controls: Pads, Knobs, Velocity
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out
    Inputs: 1/4" Trigger
    CV Ports: Gate In, Gate Out
    DAC Bits: 8
    Year Released: 1984
    Manuals & Documents

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