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by Audity
Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:32 am
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Nice "gritty" sampler for EBM/industrial
Replies: 40
Views: 6833

Re: Nice "gritty" sampler for EBM/industrial

Cheap and awful sounding (in a good way)? sounds to me like you need an SK-1. Hahaha wow!!! 8 bit, 9.38kHz sampling. How deliciously lo-fi. And if I'm not mistaken, a local antique shop has an SK-1 (or a very similar looking cheesy little vintage Casio) in original box. May have to investigate tomo...
by Audity
Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Nice "gritty" sampler for EBM/industrial
Replies: 40
Views: 6833

Re: Nice "gritty" sampler for EBM/industrial

Route your samples out of the ESX through an amp mic'ed with a crystal/ceramic dynamic. Record samples with tape recorder and f**k up the tape. Plenty of ways to rough up a sample "organically" as well, limited only be your creativity. Brilliant! Never even considered re-amping/micing and recording...
by Audity
Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Nice "gritty" sampler for EBM/industrial
Replies: 40
Views: 6833

Re: Nice "gritty" sampler for EBM/industrial

Awesome, thanks guys! Definitely gives me a good idea of where to start looking :D And Infinity Curve, I use the heck out of my ESX's bit crusher. It's just that I plan on putting my Electribe in a live rig soon and I think it would be cool to have a dedicated "lo-fi" sampler dedicated to studio dut...
by Audity
Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Samplers
Topic: Nice "gritty" sampler for EBM/industrial
Replies: 40
Views: 6833

Nice "gritty" sampler for EBM/industrial

So right now, all of my sampling work is being done on a Korg Electribe ESX-1. It's a great piece and very versatile for live use and such, but I'm seriously looking into adding some dirty-sounding sampler beast of yesteryear to my studio rig. Like the title says, I'm very influenced by early EBM/in...
by Audity
Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:50 am
Forum: HELP!
Topic: Yamaha DX7 Key Triggering
Replies: 0
Views: 235

Yamaha DX7 Key Triggering

Hey all, I've got a Yamaha DX7, and I've noticed that when playing the keyboard in mono mode, the highest key depressed always takes priority (ie a lower note won't trigger if I'm holding any key higher up on the keyboard). Always bugged me, but I figured it was just part of the synth's architecture...
by Audity
Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:34 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Drum Machines and Synths in 80's music production
Replies: 27
Views: 4117

Re: Drum Machines and Synths in 80's music production

Well before MIDI, all of the sequencers were CV/Gate, some of which could be synced or locked together using very rudimentary clocking methods. Most of the sequenced material was likely multi-tracked in the same pass as well, since syncing things like start/stop messages between sequencers and recor...
by Audity
Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Analogue bell sounds.
Replies: 14
Views: 3871

Re: Analogue bell sounds.

Digital/FM synths (my DX7 in mind, specifically) seem best suited for pitched percussive/bell type sounds. I've also had fairly good luck achieving metallic/bell like sounds using the ring mod on subtractive synths.
by Audity
Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Trancy synth leads. Non-analogue synths only?
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: Trancy synth leads. Non-analogue synths only?

The thing about trance leads is that many of them are quite digitally distorted/bit-crunched and laden with delays and reverbs, that an analog synth just by itself can't quite mimic some of the sonic characteristics and qualities you are used to hearing in trance. But yes, you can absolutely achieve...