17 Jul 2010
FORMANTA UDS Vintage Analog Drum Module + Beatbox...for sale!
FORMANTA UDS - SOVIET ANALOG 7 channell DRUM SYNTH with DRUMMACHINE.
RARE EXTREMELY POWERFUL ANALOG ELECTRONIC DRUM MODULE.
• FORMANTA UDS is 7-channel analogue drum synthesizer with built-in beatbox with 16 patterns.
• This auction drum synth was made in May 1986 in Soviet military radio factory FORMANTA, Kachkanar city.
• 5 independent channels of drum sound synthesis.
• Additional channels for cymbal and hi-hat synth sounds.
• Controls for each channel: input signal sensitivity, tone pitch, pitch envelope time, pitch modulation, noise/tone balance, filter's cutoff for noise, accent ,volume.
• Oscillators: VCO + Noise, Oscillators Waves: sawtooth, square.
• Onboard drummachine with 16 preset drum patterns. You can switch every drum sound channel to its preset sound or switch it in "synthesis" mode and then control channel's parameters by 8 knobs.
• The beatbox and the synthesizer are independent modules so they can work at the same time freely. And you can tweak the generators of the beatbox patterns.
• Connectors on on the rear panel - 7 AUDIO IN for each drum channel, Mono AUDIO out, Left /Right OUT. Pedal Inputs. All connectors are on standard 1/4 '' jack.
• Power Supply: 2 pin euro 220/240V.
• No MIDI. You can trigger it from any audio output - synthesizer, drum machine or virtual instrument from analog output of Your soundcard.
• This drum module looks very good, there are some really small scratches on metal body, but overall cosmetic condition is very clean. It is in excellent working condition and is fully checked before this auction. All pots were cleared and checked before auction and are without noise on moving.
• This drum synth sounds really powerful. It is an armoured antitank piece of gear and the sound it produces is very unique, but it might have been based on some earlier western drum synth like Tama and TR909!
• Package including: Formanta UDS unit, Russian to English panel translation diagram (jpg format) and power cable.
Full info about Formanta UDS specifications and sounds: Formanta UDS Info
Please listen Audio DEMO : FORMANTA UDS
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