Mira Cook – Drum Machine

Mira Cook – Drum Machine from Sean Gillane on Vimeo.

Here’s a pretty cheesy indie video from Mira Cook about at Mattel Synsonic drum machine. The one in the image above is on eBay right now for $39: click here. I wouldn’t mind having one in my collection. Did I ever tell you I love drum machines?

“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?” – hollowsun.com/vintage/mattel

For more info: hollowsun.com/vintage/mattel

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on December 15, 2010 at 6:05 am, filed under drum machine and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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5 Responses to “Mira Cook – Drum Machine”

  1. Brian says:

    Funny that she never actually plays with her drum machine. She seems perfectly happy beating on glasses and tables and trucks and her knees.
    I didn’t know there were ballet dancers in my electronics. Neat.

  2. Brian steevens says:

    I don’t think the video is cheesy at all- quite refreshing and unelectronic. With cool harmonies too.

  3. e ericsson says:

    Who doesn’t want to be “perfectly happy”? When you allow yourself to become cynical and negative you become Old. Stay fresh….

  4. Dustin says:

    I use one sometimes in my live setup. they can be a bit glitchy, but they are pretty fun. here is a video of me using it with my live kit. i didnt have any crashes except for the synsonics one. which is just a longer snare waveform…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9cpZA7bF9U

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