|The E-drum was actually developed by Clavia in Sweden (Yes those from Nord Lead etc.), and provided drummers with a single, touch-sensitive pad drum module that offered 40dB of volume range with internal sounds generated from a removable cartridge (containing from one to four 8-bit samples on a 16kB EPROM). A variety of different sound cartridges could be purchased and interchanged in the E-drum, and an optional hardware assembly allowed modular construction of entire drum kits.
This Emu E-drum includes a pitch control, which tunes the pitch either up, down, or no effect (middle position). There is also a Decay control for the triggered 8-bit sound as well as a very warm sounding Treble and Bass controls. The E-drum can be triggered by striking the rubber head on the drum or providing a ¼” triggered input. The E-drum can be powered by two 9v batteries (internal), or can be powered by an 18v DC adapter with an 1/8” plug.
|Engine Detailed||1 to 4 8-bit samples on a cardridge|
|FX||Pitch, Treble, Bass|
|Drums||11 Cartridges Made
8102 - Rototom 2
8107 - Tympani 1
8111 - Grand Piano 1
8113 - Gong
8114 - Bass Drum 1-4
8115 - Rock Ride Cymbal
8117 - Claps
|Extra info||Developed by Clavia (Nord synths)|
||Y: Yes, N: No, N/A: Not Applicable
||Voltage Controlled Oscillator
||Digital Controlled Oscillator
||Low Frequency Oscillator
||Voltage Controlled Filter
||Voltage Controlled Amplifier
||As with a piano, the harder you hit a key, the louder the sound, unlike most organs which always produce the same loudness no matter how hard you hit a key.
||Pressing a key after you activated it. Channel Aftertouch, no matter which key, it will send a Channel message. Poly Aftertouch, sends the pressure per key instead of the whole channel.
|Values for OSC, LFO, Filter, Envelope are per voice unless stated otherwise.