Star Instruments Synare 3 Drum SynthStar Instruments
A true artifact of the 80's, the Synare 3 drum pad was manufactured by Star Instruments in the USA. Utilizing two analog oscillators, an envelope generator, and a resonant lowpass filter, the Synare is capable of a range of analog "drum machine" tones. Underneath the pad is a small speaker wired in reverse, acting as a microphone that triggers the envelope every time it is hit. Used on countless disco recordings for the classic dive-bomb tom sound along with many post-punk and new wave artists like Devo, Ultravox, and Joy Division, the Synare 3 has an instantly recognizable sound that is both unique and evocative of a particular era of synthesized analog grooves!