This beautiful drum machine was made in NEW YORK in 1978.
It's nearly 40 years old.
DRM = Digital Rhythm Matrix
The DRM 16 is a lovely red with a chrome metal sheen.
The 16 is the first in the DRM series (DRM 16, DRM 15 & finally the DRM 32)
They were also colour coded. The 16 is red, the 15 is blue & the 32 was green.
The space drum switch adds an extra ?? into the beat. You can turn it off for 'normal' drum sounds
As far as I know, the 8 drum sounds (kick, snare, open
& closed hi-hat, conga, wood block, space drum and handclap) are the same in each machine.
In my opinion, none of these sounds are anything like their "real" counterparts. I love this. It's cheezy and doesn't try to be anything but itself.
There are three outputs.
Outs 1 and 2 are the same. The 'Bass' output is logically, for the bass drum only.
The DRM 16 has (surprise, surprise) 16 available rhythms.
You need to use the two lower STYLE & COLUMN to select the available pattern.
The chart has 4 funk patterns, 4 disco, 4 rock (hard, boogie, soft,
and slow), and 4 misc. (latin, reggae, cntry (country), and shuffle.