Checking out the Tama Techstar TS206 Drum Module

April 11, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized 

A rough demo of a Tama Techstar TS206 Drum Module; 80’s drum brain with twin “tom” synths.

Controls:
SENS; ATTACK; DECAY; NOISE; BEND; TUNE; NOISE MIX; EMPHASIS; LEVEL.

A drum loop is sent to each “Pad Trigger In” via CV. An audio signal can also be used to trigger the drums.

The beginning and end are without effects.
“Frohmage” and “TAL Dub” plug-ins are used elsewhere on the recording, just to keep it interesting, hopefully!!

Tama Techstar TS206 demonstration, pads knobs and external input. This is a 1984 drum brain that consists of two analogue synth modules factory-tuned for toms, in a nearly-19″ rackable unit. I only found TS305 material on the internet so I figured I’d start documenting the TS206.

It turns out to be so much more than a mere drum brain, after the camera ran out of juice I basically had it tuned into a monophonic synthesizer. Wonder how I can add envelope controls and more, if it’s at all possible? Tama Techstar units are a DIY electro-musicians dream, do yourself a favour and pick ’em up!

The pads you see in the start are original Tama Techstar, the drum skins are not. If you’re curious, I got the entire kit including tom stand (also original Tama-line model, but different brandname) for approximately 70€

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