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Machines

Below you will find a comprehensive catalog of the various analog and digital music machines which are responsible for generating the drum and rhythm sounds that can be heard in the music of Retropolis. Many of these machines acted as catalysts which effected change of unthinkable magnitude, the likes of which the music world had never witnessed prior to their arrival on the scene. They went on to revolutionize not only the broadening scope of electronic music, but the sound of popular culture as well. Their impact continues to reverberate across the globe to this day. Click on the name of any machine to view a photo of it. The machines have been listed alphabetically by manufacturer.





Access Virus
Ace Tone Rhythm Ace FR-1
Ace Tone Rhythm Ace FR-3
Ace Tone Rhythm Ace FR-6
Akai MPC2000
Akai XR10
Alesis D4
Alesis HR-16
Alesis HR-16:B
Alesis SR-16
Boss Dr. Pad DRP-I
Boss Dr. Pad DRP-II
Boss Dr. Pad DRP-III
Boss DR-55 Dr. Rhythm
Boss DR-110 Dr. Rhythm Graphic
Boss DR-202 Dr. Groove
Boss DR-220A Dr. Rhythm
Boss DR-220E Dr. Rhythm
Boss DR-550 Dr. Rhythm
Boss DR-550mkII Dr. Rhythm
Boss DR-660 Dr. Rhythm
Boss DR-770 Dr. Rhythm
Casio Casiotone CT-370
Casio RZ-1 Rhythm Composer
Casio SK-1
Casio VL-1 VL-Tone Keyboard Calculator
Clavia Nord Lead
Commodore 64 SID
Companion 4 In The Floor Percussion Combo
Conn Min-O-Matic Rhythm
Coron Drum Synce DS-7
Electro-Harmonix DRM-15
Electro-Harmonix DRM-16
Electro-Harmonix Rhythm-12
ELI CompuRhythm CR-7030 Beat Box
E-mu Drumulator
E-mu E-drum
E-mu Modular
E-mu Proteus 1/XR
E-mu SP-12
E-mu SP-1200
Ensoniq ASR-X
Ensoniq Mirage DSK-8
Fricke MFB 512
Hammond Auto-Vari 64
Hammond Rhythm II
Hillwood HR-2
Jomox AiR Base 99
Jomox XBase 09
Kawai K1
Kawai R-50
Kawai R-100
Kent K-200 Rhythm Master
Korg DDD-1
Korg DDM-110 Super Drums
Korg DDM-220 Super Percussion
Korg ER-1 ElecTribe
Korg KPR-77
Korg KR-55 Rhythm 55
Korg Mini Pops 35
Korg Mini Pops Junior
Korg MS-20
Korg Prophecy
Korg Pro-Wave MIDI Daughter Board
Korg PSS-50
Korg SR-120
Korg X5
Kurzweil K2000
Linn LM-1
Linn LM-2 LinnDrum
Linn 9000
Liwaco LW-610
Maestro Rhythm MRQ-1
MAM ADX1
Mattel Synsonics Drums
Mayatone MT-31
Moog Realistic Concertmate MG-1
MPC The Kit
MXR Junior
MXR Drum Computer 185
Novation Drumstation
Oberheim DMX
Oberheim DX
Quasimidi Rave-O-Lution 309
Realistic Concertmate C-200
Rhodes Chroma Polaris
Rhythm Box Austin ARB-6
Rhythm Box Tronix RB-1
Roland CR-1000 Digital Drummer
Roland CR-68 CompuRhythm
Roland CR-78 CompuRhythm
Roland CR-8000 CompuRhythm
Roland D-70 Super LA Synthesizer
Roland CR-78 DDR-30 Digital Drums
Roland GS Standard
Roland JP-8000 Music Synthesizer
Roland Juno-106
Roland MC-202
Roland MC-303 Groovebox
Roland MT-32
Roland PB-300 Rhythm Plus
Roland R-70 Human Rhythm Composer
Roland R-8
Roland SCC-1 GS Sound Card
Roland System-100
Roland TR-33 Rhythm 33
Roland TR-55 Rhythm 55
Roland TR-66 Rhythm Arranger
Roland TR-330
Roland TR-505
Roland TR-606 Drumatix
Roland TR-626
Roland TR-77 Rhythm 77
Roland TR-707
Roland TR-727
Roland TR-808
Roland TR-909
Sakata DPM-48 Juggbox
Seeburg Rhythm Prince
Seeburg Select-A-Rhythm
Sequential Circuits Drumtraks
Sequential Circuits Pro One
Sequential Circuits Prophet-600
Sequential Circuits Tom
Serge Modular
Siel MDP-40
Solton Programmer 24 s
Sony DRP-1 Drumpad
Sound Master SR-88 Memory Rhythm
Sound Master ST-305 Stix
Suzuki RPM-40
Tama Techstar TS202
Technics SY-DP50
Technosaurus Selector
Teisco Synthesizer 110 F
Touched By Sound DRM1 Syncussion
Univox Micro Rhythmer 8
Univox Micro Rhythmer 12
Univox Rhythm
Univox Rhythm Jr.
Visco Space Drum
Wurlitzer Sideman
Wurlitzer Swingin' Rhythm
Yamaha AN1x
Yamaha CS1x
Yamaha CS15
Yamaha EM90a
Yamaha MR10
Yamaha RX5
Yamaha RX11
Yamaha RX17
Yamaha RX21
Yamaha RY9 Big Jam
Yamaha RY10
Yamaha RY30
Yamaha SY35
Yamaha TX16W
Zoom RhythmTrak RT-234