Vintage: mira cook â drum machine Video
Here is a small description of the beast by HollowSun
It was a cheap and cheesy toy and it sounded fairly horrible… but what else would you expect from a toy manufacturer's attempt to cash in on the emerging drum machine market of the early '80s?
Someone at Mattel…. who are famous for their Barbie dolls and other children's toys… obviously had this idea that the company could (somehow) capitalise on this trend and make a few bucks.
To be fair to Mattel, though, whilst everyone else was scurrying to make drum machines that played patterns, the Synsonic was more like a kid's mini-Simmons that could be played manually using the four large velocity sensitive pads.
Of course, it was all analogue – no samples – and as a result, not one of the sounds was in the slightest bit realistic!
via Wire To The Ear