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Mathew Jonson Presents His Synthesizer Favourites: Simmons SDS 800 (Electronic Beats TV)


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In this episode of “Mathew Jonson’s Synthesizer Favourites” here on Telekom Electronic Beats TV, our resident synth expert explores the Simmons SDS 800 Electronic Drums. Jonson takes a deep look into a classic piece of ‘80s budget gear. The analog drum synthesizer, released in 1984, works with four drum channels: bass, snare and two toms. The SDS 800’s cosmic sounds became a regular feature on countless reggae, disco and boogie tracks throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s.