Monday, April 25, 2011

Wurlitzer Sideman

This is fun. The Wurlitzer Sideman, according to and other Interweb sources, is argued to be the first drum machine. It clearly paved the way for rhythm presets, such as waltz, bossanova, and march, that you find on most modern "keyboards". The genius behind this circuit's motor and tube design is something that needs to be seen: check out this Youtube clip. If you're compelled to have one for yourself, get in touch with this guy on Craigslist:

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