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Post by reezy » Sat Dec 22, 2007 12:06 pm

does anyone know where that tom sound came from? From an old drum machine?

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Post by kuroichi » Sat Dec 22, 2007 1:33 pm

Arent the drums on that track from an 808?

Or do you mean a particular part of the song?
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Post by Syn303 » Sat Dec 22, 2007 5:03 pm

kuroichi wrote:Arent the drums on that track from an 808?

Or do you mean a particular part of the song?

I think he means the synthesized TOM sound, which is probably triggered from the 808 to a synthesizer to provide that BLIP type sound. Most notably done to death by Egyptian Lover on lot of his recordings.

The 808 only plays the Bass Drum, Closed Hi-Hat, Cowbell and Snare.
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Post by taylor » Sun Dec 23, 2007 4:45 am

Syn303 wrote:
kuroichi wrote:Arent the drums on that track from an 808?

Or do you mean a particular part of the song?

I think he means the synthesized TOM sound, which is probably triggered from the 808 to a synthesizer to provide that BLIP type sound. Most notably done to death by Egyptian Lover on lot of his recordings.

The 808 only plays the Bass Drum, Closed Hi-Hat, Cowbell and Snare.
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Post by haricots » Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:04 am

that tom sound you speak of could have been created on pretty much any analogue synth from that period. resonance, pitch enveloping and keytracking.

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Post by wiss » Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:28 am

I am about 99.99% sure it's a Kratfwerk sample.
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Post by Syn303 » Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:03 pm

haricots wrote:that tom sound you speak of could have been created on pretty much any analogue synth from that period. resonance, pitch enveloping and keytracking.
I just said that ^ in my earlier post, in case you didn't read it!
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Post by reezy » Tue Dec 25, 2007 12:20 am

thanks for the replies. i know its possible to recreate the sound through analog synthesis. i was just wondering if that tom sound was special to a particular drum machine.

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Post by wiss » Tue Dec 25, 2007 2:22 am

reezy wrote:thanks for the replies. i know its possible to recreate the sound through analog synthesis. i was just wondering if that tom sound was special to a particular drum machine.
whatever Kraftwerk used on the autobahn....I could be wrong but I am 99.99% sure the whole song is just a kraftwerk record being worked over on a turntable
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Post by Megatron » Tue Dec 25, 2007 5:36 am

And I'm pretty sure the synth line was lifted from Kraftwerk, but was actually played by someone else on the recording, not sampled.

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Post by Re-Member » Tue Dec 25, 2007 6:30 am

Wow. Already ten posts in and NO ONE has mentioned Arthur Baker.

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Post by Syn303 » Tue Dec 25, 2007 12:07 pm

Re-Member wrote:Wow. Already ten posts in and NO ONE has mentioned Arthur Baker.
Yeah Arthur Baker famous for producing this song, but - Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force's "Planet Rock" steals the main synth line from Trans-Europe Express and uses lyrics from Numbers. The actual song only cost about $600 to make and sold 645,000 copies, but resulted in Kraftwerk filing a lawsuit against the hip-hop group.
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Post by Blue Monster 65 » Thu Jan 03, 2008 5:18 pm

Excellent interviews - thanks for the links.

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