Monday, November 19, 2012

ELECTRONIC DRUM KITS - 80s STYLE

Hello and welcome back....To me, nothing screams 80s than the sound of an electronic drum kit used in a song. Just about every synth driven band in the 80s used a Electronic drum kit to give them that edgy new wave sound.
Bands like Pseudo Echo, Real Life, Naked Eyes, Kajagoogoo, Talk Talk & Thompson Twins used drum kits sometime in their career.
Even more hard rock bands like Def Leppard used a modified Simmons Drum kit on the Hysteria album after their drummer (Rick Allen) lost his arm in a car accident.

Most drum kits consists of various rubber pads that send a signal to a electronic module that can change the sound.

Below, The band Koo De Tah used a Electronic drum kit to give that amazing 80s sound

Love this band :)

The first drum kit was used by the band The Moody Blues and quickly caught on, soon other bands in the late 70s - early 80s started using drum kits.
The first successful brand of drum machine was made by Simmons which made the SDS-5 (SDSV), it was released in 1981.
Early bands like Spandau Ballet and Duran Duran couldn't get enough of that dzzshhh dzzshhh sound that made a drum machine so distinctive.
Soon, other brands caught on with Roland and Yamaha making various drum kits.
Newer drum kits replaced the rubber pads with metal mesh pads for a funkier new sound.

Rick Allen (Def Leppard) with a modified Simmons drum kit.

So in this post....Electronic80s salutes The Electronic Drum Kit.

MY TOP 10 BANDS THAT USE A ELECTRONIC DRUM KIT

1 = GENESIS - the Brazillian



2 =DEF LEPPARD - Pour some Sugar on me



3=PSEUDO ECHO - Stranger in Me


4 =TALK TALK - talk talk



5 =THOMPSON TWINS - don't mess with Doctor Dream



6 =RE-FLEX - praying to the beat


7 =CLASSIC NOUVEAUX - Never Again



8 =KAJAGOOGOO - Too Shy   (A yellow drum kit??)



9 =STABILIZERS - Tyranny



10 =ADEVA - Warning


CLICK HERE to Download "Too Shy" and more from my Mixtape series..... Enjoy


LINKS
http://www.simmonsmuseum.com/
http://www.roland.com/V-Drums/
http://au.yamaha.com/en/products/musical-instruments/drums/el-drums/
http://www.jbhifi.com.au/musical-instruments/electronic-drum-kits/


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