This is a video demo of a very rare Chamberlin Rhythmate – an early, if not the first, drum machine ever produced.
The Chamberlin Rhythmate, designed by Harry Chamberlin, was based on magnetic tape loops. The tape head inside the Rhythmate can be switched to choose from a selection of recorded loops. Tempo can adjusted also.
Chamberlin also created the Chamberlin keyboard, the precursor to the more widely known Mellotron.
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