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A Thousand Sounds

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jul 1986
Simmons SDS1000

Simmons successor to the SDS800 combines the best of analogue and sampling technology. Nigel Lord approves.


Review | In Tune, Dec 1984

Simmons EPROM Blower

Review | One Two Testing, Nov 1984

the drumiest sampler, etc, etc?

Simmons MTM

Review | International Musician, Feb 1986

Future perfect and future possibilities. Bob Henrit on Simmons' new trigger unit

Simmons MTM

Review | Sound On Sound, Jun 1986

'Can you benefit from something that doesn't make a noise?' asks Paul Gilby in his in-depth review of this interesting MIDI trigger device from the pioneers of the electronic drum. It might not generate sounds of its own but this unit certainly makes possible some marvellous effects when MIDI'd up to synthesizers. Check it out.

Simmons Portakit

Review | Music Technology, Sep 1988

Simmons' reply to Roland's popular Octapad comes complete with built-in sequencer, but is it a match for the Octapad II? Nicholas Rowland checks out the rhythm competition.

Simmons SDE Module

Review | Music Technology, Jan 1987
Percussion Voice Expander

Nick Rowland takes sticks to Simmons pads - and finds a whole load of tuned percussion sounds appearing at the other end. Will drummers start putting xylophonists out of work?

Simmons SDS EPB

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jan 1985

If the sound of your kid sister hitting a biscuit-tin lid is your idea of what a snare drum should sound like, Simmons' new EPROM blower should make your sampling dreams come true. Paul White reports.

Simmons SDS1 Drum Pad

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Mar 1985

A single electronic pad with a handful of controls and an IC socket underneath it. It doesn't look like a recipe for tremendous excitement, but Paul White finds that there's more to the SDS1 than meets the eye.

Simmons SDS1000

Review | Making Music, Apr 1986

Electronic Drum Kit

Simmons SDS6

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Jan 1984

Dedicated percussion sequencer

Simmons SDS6 Sequencer

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Feb 1983

Simmons SDS7

Review | One Two Testing, Apr 1984

Simmons SDS9

Review | Home & Studio Recording, Sep 1985

Worth its weight in microphones and Gaffa tape.

Simmons SDX

Review | Music Technology, Apr 1988
Electronic Percussion System

The company that pioneered the electronic drum kit bring us the next generation of electronic percussion. Nicholas Rowland investigates Zone Intelligence and tracker balls.

Simmons Sounds

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Jun 1984

More beats per pound

Simmons' 9th

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1985

The people who invented the electronic drum introduce MIDI — and a decidedly acoustic sound - with the advent of a new kit, the SDS9. Nigel Lord gives his verdict.

The Big Bang!

Review | Sound On Sound, Jun 1988
Simmons SDX Drum Sampler

Lurking inside this angular-looking monster is a versatile computer system that will turn what is ostensibly an electronic drum kit (albeit a state-of-the-art 16-bit sampling one) into a formidable MIDI workstation. Ed Jones test drives Simmons' powerful, new SDX system.

The New Simmons Kits

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Apr 1984
Simmons SDS7 and SDS8

In a special report, Ultravox drummer Warren Cann takes a look at two new electronic drum-kits from Simmons - the people who started it all. One is a straight forward 'Simmons-sound-on-a-budget' model, the other a sophisticated modular system employing both analogue and digital sound-generation, as well as versatile user-programmability.

The Perfect Beat

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Jul 1985
Simmons SDS9 electronic drum kit

Simmon's new drum kit

This Years Modules

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Sep 1985
Simmons 800 Series electronic drums

Simmons’ budget range of new electronic drums

We found these other (non-review) articles that are linked to this gear:-

The Rhythm Section

Feature | Topic: Drum Programming | Micro Music, Jun/Jul 1989

Wild man Bill Collins looks at the Simmons SDX system and gives us a few drum patterns to try out

We Can't Go On... - Part 3

Feature | Topic: Drum Programming | Music Technology, Jun 1987
Beating Like This

...Beating Like This. In the third part in our series on creative drum programming, Chris Meyer and Matt Isaacson take a detailed look at the various trigger-to-MIDI converters now available.



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