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by guillermotin
Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:28 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synapse: The Electronic Music Magazine
Replies: 6
Views: 1585

Synapse: The Electronic Music Magazine

I just received this info in a mailing list, thought it would be worth sharing: "Synapse: The Electronic Music Magazine (later Synapse: International Electronic Music) was a bi-monthly American magazine about synthesizers and electronic music published March 1976 to June 1979. During an era when com...
by guillermotin
Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:58 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Beastie Boys Samplers
Replies: 9
Views: 3865

Re: Beastie Boys Samplers

The deleted scenes from the interview is even more informative:



Check around 5:45, where Adrock tells about him and Yauch made the tape loops from Levee Breaks. And there are other pretty interesting stories as well.
by guillermotin
Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Beastie Boys Samplers
Replies: 9
Views: 3865

Re: Beastie Boys Samplers

Thank you for all the replies, there's some amazing info here! I've come across this excerpt from the book "Perfecting Sound Forever" by Greg Milner (highly recommended reading by the way): "Especially as hip-hop developed, loops became a valued musical commodity. Steve Ett, a recording engineer who...
by guillermotin
Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Beastie Boys Samplers
Replies: 9
Views: 3865

Re: Beastie Boys Samplers

Thanks for the input, it's cool to know about other gear aside from samplers on that album too.

So, I've ruled out the SP-1200. Was the Sp-12 capable of holding the lenght of the Led Zeppelin's Levee Breaks loop used in Rhythm' n Stealin'?
by guillermotin
Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Beastie Boys Samplers
Replies: 9
Views: 3865

Beastie Boys Samplers

I would like to know what samplers were used by Beastie Boys on their early years, most notably on Licensed to Ill album.

I would risk it was an E-mu Sp-1200, but I can't really be sure.

Any hints?
by guillermotin
Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Goodbye DSI Mono Evolver
Replies: 49
Views: 4487

Re: Goodbye DSI Mono Evolver

As soon as I read the Evolver was being discontinued, I sent an email to DSI asking about the availability of PE Kits and spares. They promptly replied, here is the message: "Thank you for your inquiry, I would be happy to answer your questions. While the Mono Evolver Keyboard is being discontinued,...
by guillermotin
Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Korg Microsampler in "Key Gate Sampling" mode: alternatives?
Replies: 2
Views: 1040

Korg Microsampler in "Key Gate Sampling" mode: alternatives?

I had been overlooking the Korg Microsampler for a long time, until I found out it featured an interesting sampling mode called "Key Gate Sampling". Basically, it is a very straightforward sampling mode that allows you to instantly sample the input signal to any individual key, for as long each key ...
by guillermotin
Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Favorite Drum Machine Beat/Pattern
Replies: 59
Views: 9355

Re: Favorite Drum Machine Beat/Pattern

I love the songs that usually pop out in these kind of threads... :D

In an entirely different tone from previous entries, here is a track of pure 6/8 Drumulator bliss:

by guillermotin
Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Favorite Drum Machine Beat/Pattern
Replies: 59
Views: 9355

Re: Favorite Drum Machine Beat/Pattern

Still haven't got a clue on how it was made. Roland R-8, perhaps? Anyone? Sampled from Soul 2 Soul (Cretu sampled pretty much all the drum beat used in Enigma's stuff) The original beat sounds like TR-909 to me. Wow, thank you Z. I would've never suspected Soul II Soul was the original version. Ano...
by guillermotin
Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:55 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Favorite Drum Machine Beat/Pattern
Replies: 59
Views: 9355

Re: Favorite Drum Machine Beat/Pattern

For me, it's got to be Enigma's Sadeness:



That drum pattern marked an entire subgenre in the early 90's.

Still haven't got a clue on how it was made. Roland R-8, perhaps? Anyone?
by guillermotin
Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:51 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: The Prophet 5
Replies: 30
Views: 4195

Re: The Prophet 5

by guillermotin
Fri May 06, 2011 10:13 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Lookin for a decent audio interface $500+
Replies: 6
Views: 345

Re: Lookin for a decent audio interface $500+

+ 1 RME Fireface 400

And you won't have to worry about audio interfaces for the next 5-8 years. It is that good.
by guillermotin
Fri May 06, 2011 2:25 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths that store patches through a cassette interface
Replies: 56
Views: 3656

Re: Synths that store patches through a cassette interface

I use the CS40M, Prophet T8, Juno 106 and Jupier6; all of which save to tape. Actually I'd like to experiment by looking at the audio output from one of these synths - say the CS40M with only 20 memory locations - and see if I can identify the individual programs and their carrier separator. Then, ...
by guillermotin
Thu May 05, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths that store patches through a cassette interface
Replies: 56
Views: 3656

Re: Synths that store patches through a cassette interface

LinnDrum, Bit 99, Yamaha CS-40m, Yamaha TX-81Z (with a special cable). I'm pretty sure the Casio RZ-1 has this too, but my memory is hazy. Funny, isn't it - back in the 80s we regularly entrusted our data to tape, and it went wrong fairly often - now it's super-easy and super-reliable to use a DAW ...
by guillermotin
Thu May 05, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Synths that store patches through a cassette interface
Replies: 56
Views: 3656

Re: Synths that store patches through a cassette interface

This seems to be a common feature on 80's Roland gear. I only find it unusual that my Jx10 lacks one, as it would've made my life much easier... Memory Carts were much easier, plus they give you immeidate access to additional sounds. Plus, that was a way for manufacutres to make more money! Yeah, I...