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ADS-7 mk2 is a fully analog drum synthesizer inspired by the drum machines/synthesizers of the 70s-80s with a built-in 16-track sequencer and MIDI.
It has 65 controls, 4 switches and 24 buttons with which you can have a wide control over the sound parameters, sequencer and MIDI. It also has individual audio outputs and individual trigger inputs for each of the seven sounds.
ADS-7 mk2's extensive sound shaping options along with the built-in sequencer allows for creations of interesting electronic sequences and grooves with its own dynamics and raw analog tone.
Each unit is carefully hand assembled in Moscow/Russia using discrete through-hole components and OTA chips.
Fully analog, discrete components;
7 individual sound channels: Bass Drum (BD), Clap (CL), Open Hat and Closed Hat (OH/CH) with choking on/off, 3 separate Generators (GEN) with Band-pass and Low-pass filter options for creating all kinds of analog tones and fx ranging from bass, toms "pew", snares, noises, zaps, clicks, sticks and more;
65 knobs/controls for different sound shaping options: from standard noise to metallic tones;
Built-in 16-track MIDI sequencer created by Bruno Dupeyron (France);
Up to 16 banks with 16 patterns (256 patterns and 16 chains);
Ability to load/save 16 Banks, Patterns and Chains;
MIDI In/MIDI Out, Sync;
3.5 mm individual trigger in for each sound (x7 in total);
Four 3.5 mm individual trigger outputs to control external devices;
Stereo and individual 6.3 mm output for each sound;
Tight steel casing and printing;
Dimensions: L324xW246xH90 mm;
Weight: approx. 3 kg (without power supply);
15 VAC, 220v/110v euro-type power supply (included).
Sound on Sound Magazine,
July 2020 Issue review:
Videos of the first mk1 version
The new mk2 version has the same sounds, only difference: slimmer casing, new functional 16-track sequencer and additional x4 trigger outputs to control external devices.
ADS-7 Analog Drum Synthesizer direct mix out through a spring reverb into a soundcard.
No external sequencing, all coming from ADS-7 sequencer. Switching between pre-programmed patterns and tweaking away. Panning also done from the unit itself.
Tracks recorded solely using ADS-7 for the drums and percussion along with some nice analog synth. Limited vinyl quantity
ADS-7 mk2 patch sheet
Check out the Gallery section for more media content on ADS-7 mk2 and our other current and discontinued instruments.