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Drum Machines Nerd Nite Talk

On September 14, 2016, I gave a presentation on Drum Machines at Nerd Nite Austin. I also brought eight machines from my personal collection to show.


After I built the NeinOhNein hand clap pedal, I was inspired to create my own hand clap circuit – the Thunderclap. When I designed the LDB-1 Drum Machine, I included a simple hand clap. The sound is...

Anatomy of a Drum Machine

This is the story of the design and development of the Delptronics LDB-1 Analog Drum Machine with a focus on the technical details. I had been studying analog drum circuits for about a year, including...

Giant Little Drummer Boy

I build a giant version of the Delptronics LDB-1 "Little Drummer Boy" analog drum machine kit.It is pictured below next to the standard kit to show the scale. The actual assembly was not difficult. ...