This small sound toy was likely designed as an add-on to the My First Sony - Cassette-Corder and plugs into its microphone jack, but it also works with any other device with microphone input, although the sound level is fairly low.
The 7 drumpad sounds are quite special. The 1st goes "bomm" like a funky e-bass or droning drum and resembles much the electronic heartbeat noise in the medical care unit on the starship Enterprise in the first Star Trek series. The 2nd sound is a synth snare which descending pitch. The 3rd is a muffled cowbell or bongo. The 4th is a decaying tone with strong howling 4Hz vibrato. The 5th (pad shows a frog) sounds like a synth bass with meowing filter resonance (like TB303). The 6th sounds like cat meow while the 7th is a lowing cow.
When the 6th pad (labelled "stop") is held during power-on, it switches the instrument into drum machine mode. The upper 4 pads work here as OBS rhythm select buttons and immediately restart their pattern when pressed during rhythm, which can be used as a sound effect. The lower center button stops the rhythm, while the left and right lower pad control the tempo in astonishingly fine steps. The tempo can be set quite fast, which is nice for tekkno. Rhythm 1 seems to be a latin pattern (using e-bass and synth snare). The 2nd is waltz (synth meow and snare), 3rd is tribal stuff (e-bass, synth snare, ghost, cowbell, cow). The 4th rhythm (e-bass, synth snare, cowbell, "Sony!") contains as an additional sound the word "Sony!"(?) shouted by a child choir or the like.
Especially when plugged into the mike input of my circuit- bent Beat
Square - Mix Evolution and routed through its voice changer it
can make some really wicked tekkno sounds, but also unprocessed the thing
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