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MAD-5 mk2 is an analog drum synthesizer which is inspired by the sounds of the 20th century soviet drum machines while having the flexibility, MIDI control and compact package of the 21st century.

It consists of 22 knobs and 1 button which allows you to manipulate/control the sound and midi. It also has individual outputs for each of the five drum instruments so you can easily rout and process them separately with your external effects especially in a live configuration.


  • 100% analog synthesis;

  • Drum instruments: 5 — bass drum (BD), snare drum (SD), open hat (OH), close hat (CH), clap (CL);

  • MIDI interface: MIDI IN — 16 channels (MIDI learn), MIDI THRU;

  • Audio outputs: one mix output (mono 6.3mm jack) and five individual outputs (mono 6.3mm jack);

  • Trigger inputs: 5 trigger inputs for every drum instrument (mono 3.5mm jack);

  • Controls: 22 knobs and 1 button;

  • External power supply: adapter 15 VAC (included)

  • Steel case;

  • Dimensions: L190хW162хH91 mm;

  • Weight: 1.26 kg.



Mk2 was a revised version of MAD-5.

Difference: steel casing, trigger inputs for individual sounds and MIDI THRU.

Only x20 units were ever produced, mk1 - x65 units.

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In the video you can view the previous MAD-5 version — difference with mk2 is a steel casing, MIDI THRU and added trigger inputs):

MAD-5 MK2 — review & sound demo:

MAD-5 through a spring reverb:

One of our user’s jam with MAD-5 and other devices:

Triggered via MIDI in Ableton live along with Ritm-2 synthesizer:

The Horrorist jamming with his MAD-5:

This EP has been recorded using only MAD-5 for all the drums/percussion parts and a midied analog soviet synthesizer named Ritm-2 for all the synth lines multitracked in DAW using a few external effects. No EQ nor compression has been applied to the MAD parts.

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