Akpecheme, Atinuke Ruth & Adeyeye, Adetoyese Oladapo

The application of Western technology to sound in music has changed the sonic sound of our indigenous musical instruments which makes it different from its original form. This research study which is on the perception of sound engineers on the electronic application of the Yoruba Adamo drum therefore, investigates how Western technology has altered traditional Yoruba musical instruments, with an emphasis on the Adamo drum. This study examines how electronic sound amplification and incorporation into synthesizers and music production software have changed the musical character of the Adamo drum, a member of the Dundun family. This research closes a critical gap in knowledge about how this technological adaptation affects the traditional sound of the instrument by looking into the opinions of sound professionals. The study looks at the many techniques used by engineers to adjust the electrical sound of the drum and contrasts it with its natural acoustic sound production. The article examines the delicate interplay between tradition and innovation in the field of Yoruba music and sound engineering through an examination of materials, size, artistic design, and acoustic qualities. Keywords: Sound Engineers, Adamo, Electronic amplification, Musical Acoustics 0150