Superbooth Video: Erica Synths Unveil Techno Drum System

Erica Synths' new all-in-one drum sequencing and sound tweaking system is a 15-module monster that puts the fun back into making beats. Here's a video of it in action.  

Latvian synth specialists and makers of all kinds of cool hardware Erica Synths have unveiled their latest model and this time it's a real banger. The Techno Drum System features a brand new set of analogue drum modules and an advanced drum and loop sampler. Its analogue synth engine is designed to give you fat acid basses - but there's more!

Consisting of an incredible 15 different modules, it's triggered by the company's dedicated Drum Sequencer with extensive CV capability and sound shaping controls. It will be available on June 26 - head to the website for more information as it becomes available -

Modules Included

  • Drum Sequencer
  • Sample Drum which takes samples from an SD card and can play two samples at once
  • Bass Drum (inspired by 909)
  • Snare Drum
  • Toms
  • Clap
  • Analog Hi Hats
  • Dual Drive with 3 drive modes
  • Stereo Mixer
  • Drum Mixer with 7 inputs plus compressor
  • Mixer Lite
  • Dual FX module with 8 effects from the Pico synth

The Drum Sampler module looks particularly powerful. "Sample Drum brings you two independent drum sounds or loops with plenty of manual and CV controlled parameters. Samples are stored on the microSD card, and OLED screen makes working with samples instant and easy."

  • Sample slicing

  • WAV file with CUE points import

  • Triggered individual slice playback

  • Sample import via SD card

  • 6 freely assignable CV inputs

  • 1V/oct pitch tracking

  • Sample processing

  • WAV cue import for slices

  • Manual trigger buttons

  • Virtual VCA after each slice trigger

Hollin Jones was classically trained as a piano player but found the lure of blues and jazz too much to resist. Graduating from bands to composition then production, he relishes the chance to play anything with keys. A sometime lecturer in videographics, music production and photography post production, Hollin has been a freelance w... Read More


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