SDS64 – Hard Rockin’ Software

SDS “what”? Sometimes I stumble over a Simmons gadget which I had forgotten in the meantime. Still these accessories are worth to mention. This time I found the SDS64 which I have actually never seen or even tried before. It’s a sequencer software for … Commodore 64.

Simmons has drummed up a great way for electronic drum players to expand their drumming.
Together with our new SDS64 Drum Sequencing Software, your Commodore home computer and any Simmons drum controller, you can pre-programm patterns to create an even more electrifying sound. SDS64 software allows you to program over 250 different drum patterns which can be adjusted for any tempo and time signature that you choose. By connecting a series of patterns you can form sequences that can be combined to form songs. Patterns, sequences and songs can be stored for easy reference and future performance. Available in disk or cassette, Simmons SDS64 software also features multi-color graphics and comes complete with interface cable and user’s manual. When you consider what SDS64 software can do for your drumming, a list price of $94 is hard to beat.

How come my father did not believe me when I told him a Commodore 64 would help me doing my homework… ?

BTW: Have you noticed that the advertising slogan (“The first name in electronic drums”) is the same that Guitar Center uses to promote their ************ ? (censored…)

8 Responses to “SDS64 – Hard Rockin’ Software”

  1. oli rubow says:

    Wäre auch ein Hammer Vinyl Cover…

    • simmonsmuseum says:

      Blue Monday von New Order hatte ein Cover in Diskettenform, auch so gestanzt. Meine erste Maxi, schnüff, gekauft in Norwich/England 1983

  2. Carlos says:

    Shame on you Guitar Center, I don’t know how this people manage
    to adquire that name and logo but it is a dishonor to the work and the
    legacy of the real Simmons Drums, Made in England, St. Albans Hertz,
    not China crap.

  3. Kent McLain says:

    Wow didn’t think anyone rememberd this piece of software. I still have a boughten issue of this SDS64 in the box with the computer interface cabeling, been in the box for years so i don’t know is the 5 1/4 disk will boot in a C 64. Still have a C 64 system i’ll have to try it sometime.

    • Colin Schofield says:

      Like to see pics of the interface etc, hope it still boots for you.

      • Colin Schofield says:

        Do you have 5.1/4” inch drive? I have software for saving/storing EPB Samples, also library sounds on 5.1/4” floppy’s, like you – I dont know if they still work, dont have the Interface cable though, lost along the way unfortunately, I originally bought this, (in proto-type form) from Roland Kerridge who worked for Simmons.

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