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ADB-5 is an analog drum synth with the tone of the 70's drum (organ) machines but made for the 20th century with the ability of MIDI control. It has 10 knobs and 4 switches, with which you can control the parameters of the sound.


  • The method of synthesis: 100% analog synthesis;

  • Shapers (tones) of the sound: five — bass drum, snare drum, tom drum, open hat, close hat;

  • The noise generator (Noise): two — for SD and OH/CH;

  • MIDI interface: MIDI In, 16 channels;

  • Audio output: mono 6.3mm jack;

  • Controls: 10 knobs, 4 switches;

  • Power supply: adapter 15V DC (included);

  • Hard plastic black case;

  • Weight: 1 kg;

  • Dimensions: L18,5 x W13,5 x H5,5 (cm);

  • Voltage: 220V


Only x16 units were ever produced

All the audio in the videos below were recorded in 24 bit/48000hz directly into a soundcard.

ADB-5 programmed midi patterns sequenced via DAW:

In this video you can hear ADB-5 doing all the drums and percussion along with the Estradin Solaris 314 — chords/strings/sequences and Formanta Polivoks — bass and sequences. Effects and some compression has been applied:

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