Erica Synths Announces Bullfrog Drums, Inspired by Classic Drum Machines

Erica Synths Announces Bullfrog Drums, Inspired by Classic Drum Machines

Collaboration between Erica Synths and Richie Hawtin extends into the domain of drum programming and basics of sampling

Riga, Latvia, June 5, 2024 — Erica Synths announces the latest addition to its education-focused ecosystem of Bullfrog instruments: Bullfrog Drums. Bullfrog Drums, which was previewed at SUPERBOOTH24 last month, is the latest instrument in the continuing collaboration between Erica Synths and Richie Hawtin, designed to provide educational tools to encourage people of all ages to explore music technology.

The Bullfrog ecosystem of instruments, which now includes Bullfrog, Bullfrog XL and Bullfrog Drums, invites people of all ages and skill levels to experience the thrill of electronic music production with a comprehensive learning experience. Bullfrog guides users through the principles of sound physics, subtractive synthesis, and the basics of modular synthesizers.


Photo by Katrīna Dambeniece
Photo by Katrīna Dambeniece

​Now, by combining Bullfrog or Bullfrog XL with Bullfrog Drums, users can experience a complete and self-sustained contemporary electronic music production and performance setup.
Richie Hawtin, a pioneer in rhythmic electronic music and one of the world's most renowned techno artists, has always been at the forefront of technological innovation. Adding an educational drum machine as part of his collaboration with Erica Synths is a logical and consistent step to inspire the next generation - making electronic music technology more accessible. 

​Richie Hawtin commented: ''As a producer who’s created many percussion-only tracks under my Plastikman moniker, it only makes sense to add a drum machine to our developing Bullfrog ecosystem.  This exciting development will allow both novices and pro’s a new way to learn drum programming and enjoy some fun new capabilities that we plan to feature on our new machine!''

​The main focus of Bullfrog Drums is to teach drum programming and the basics of sampling. Its user interface, inspired by classic drum machines, includes everything necessary for building advanced drum patterns using sampled drum sounds. The synth features seven sample-based drum voices, each with hands-on sample manipulation, including tuning, start point, sample length, attack, decay, overdrive and stereo panning.

Bullfrog Drums will contain an easy-to-program CV/Gate sequencer to allow Bullfrog Drums to be paired with the Bullfrog synthesizer. More in-depth features are coming soon!

​Bullfrog Drums will be available at the Erica Synths shop and at retailers across the globe by the end of 2024. For more information and to stay up to date with the latest information, please visit the Bullfrog website at


​About Erica Synths
​​Erica Synths team of visionaries, engineers and musicians have been working hard to bring you modules and instruments that will set your modular system apart from mass in terms of how it sounds, looks and functions.

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