SDS IV Crescend by ynohtna published on 2011/02/02 02:45:26 +0000 So this is the exceptionally raw, powerful, and uncompromisingly synthetic sound of my beloved Simmons SDS-IV Drum Synthesizer kicking its toys out of the pram when tickled by my Roland TR 707. I recorded about 4 minutes of various sounds from it, with just the barest hint of equalisation and compression, and extracted the reasonably usable snippets you see (hear?) before you. Only on the Heavy Chirp/Cheep loops do I bring in the second drum synth channel for the high-pitched animal squeal (that received some Moogerfooger phasing and a touchLexicon delay). Everything else, every hiss, thip, thump, crack, boom comes from just a single channel of this monster's demonic circuitry. Violently sculpting both channels into a layered über-kick has been known to scare headphones into comas. Use carefully - these booms do not fit into a mix as easily as a 909 - but enjoy and let me know if you use them on something.