Check Out More Videos Of This Soviet Inspired Analog Drum Machine From AVP Synths, MAD-5

Guga Guseyn has released a couple more videos of the custom hand-built MAD-5 Russian drum machine from AVP Synths. There's a lot to like and be excited about in regards to this bit of kit.  

Remember the AVP Synths MAD-5 hand-built drum machine from Russia? You can read more about it here. Well, they're back with some new videos. One is a cool demo with good quality audio, the other is a more hand-held style video showing the drum machine running through a spring reverb. They're promising better audio quality will arrive soon.

In our previous article on the MAD-5, the creator Guga Guseyn told us more about the origins and inspiration behind the MAD-5 drum machine. He explains MAD-5 is "100% analog drum synthesizer which is inspired by the sounds of the mid 20th century soviet drum machines while having the flexibility, MIDI control and compact package of the 21st century."

AVP Synths MAD-5 Russian Analog Drum Machine.

Each unit has 22 knobs, 1 switch and 1 button "which allows you to manipulate/control the sound and MIDI. It also has individual outputs for each of the five drum instruments so you can easily route and process them separately with your external effects especially in a live configuration."

Watch AVP Synth MAD-5 Midi Analog Drums running through a spring reverb plug-in (programmed with Ableton Live):

Here's a better demo video of MAD-5 from a few days ago. 

Specifications of MAD-5:

  • 100% analog synthesis 
  • 5 Drum instruments: bass drum, snare drum, open hat, close hat, clap)
  • 4 Noise Generators: snare drum, open hat, close hat and clap
  • MIDI interface: MIDI In, 16 channels (Midi learn)
  • Audio outputs: 1 mix output (mono 6.3mm jack) and 5 individual outputs (mono 6.3mm jack); 
  • 22 knobs, 1 switch and 1 button; 
  • External power supply: adapter 15 VAC (included)
Rear view of AVP Synths MAD-5 Analog Drum Machine.

Price: We've been told MAD-5 will be € 290 EUR + €60 EUR shipping  (for European customers). More info will be on the AVP Synth website once it's been updated...

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