Fricke started in 1976 and brought out a low cost drum machine kit. This was followed by more drum machines, sequencers, a MIDI-CV convertor and host of other curious little products. If you’ve never heard of them, it’s because they predominantly sold in Germany.
The MFB512 seems to be the best known of their range and offered nine sampled drum sounds, 64 programmable patterns and 64 programmable fill-ins. It also had 8 individual outputs (on a DIN socket!) as well as mono and stereo outputs.