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Daft Punk pre-human after all synths?

Post by killanator » Thu Oct 16, 2008 2:04 am

I was listening to alive 1997 last night and wondered what equipment daft punk used before their current setup(4 minimoog voyagers). i especially wondered what they used for the 303-like line on "da funk." does anyone know about their setup before the way it is now?

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Post by linndrum9000 » Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:51 am

space6oy wrote:pardon my french... :thumbleft:
Wow great link! If you have any more rare french interviews with Daft Punk or Justice please post. Thanks!

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Post by space6oy » Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:21 am

ah, that's all i've got...
that was their rig back in the days of homework / alive 1997... or maybe only before then. by discovery i imagine they had their hands on anything and everything.

pretty sure there are youtube interviews w/ justice. those guys mainly use software.

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Re: Daft Punk pre-human after all synths?

Post by killanator » Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:14 am

i wonder if they still keep the 303 in their rig. i cant spot it in that page from mixmag last year and they dont mention it, but it seems like they would keep it to play some of their popular songs like da funk that use it. it must be what they used on crescendolls as well. man i wish i would have a smashing hits so i could have a rig like that.

no offense to voyagers, but just 4 of those doesnt seem entirely adequate
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Post by xpander » Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:15 am

somewhere on the net there is a great interview regarding their early equipment... i want to say Arp Odyssey is used a lot, memory... so foggy....

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Post by space6oy » Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:22 am

killanator wrote:i wonder if they still keep the 303 in their rig.
nope. there are pics online of their giant pyramid thing & the gear inside it. live anymore they're using new moogs & computers & lemur controllers & recordings of their old songs. pretty sure it's more like live remixing.

also homework & alive 1997 are (and probably always will be) my favorite things those guys have done. 1997's such an awesome session...

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Post by Hair » Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:41 am

space6oy wrote:pardon my french... :thumbleft:
I need to change my pants.

Alive 1997 is amazing. It's also interesting to listen to the Live at the Rex Club bootleg (not too hard to find via torrents or blog/megaupload searches :wink: ) and hear how their set evolved, and how they got better at it.

It's also awesome to see that they were pretty much using pretty readily available equipment at the time, and that not having "the best" stuff is no excuse for not making awesome music.

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Post by Synthprophet » Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:02 am

The 4 moog pyramid concept ain't live playing. As mentioned probably more like remixing tools. Some of the tracks have added synthliens and stuff like that.
On the D.A.F.T. DVD there are also some live recordings og Rollin' & Sctchin', but the gear I could spot was the same as mentioned in that article in those links. As fasr as I remember they even had two 909s just next to eachother.
It's a nice oldschool setup. Very much like the original House generation. 808, 909, 303, Juno etc. Not to forget the linndrum.
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Post by th0mas » Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:44 pm

If you pick up D.A.F.T DVD it's a collection of their videos on one side, and a short live video shot from the homework tour, you can pick out a lot of gear from that video. it has multi-camera-angles so you can watch the different booth cameras the entire video instead of watching the director's cut

edit: oops! missed the previous D.A.F.T reference, sorry Synthprophet

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Post by clubbedtodeath » Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:07 am

space6oy wrote:pardon my french... :thumbleft:
I'm shocked there's no Korg MS-20.

I can swear I hear one on a couple of Homework tracks.

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Post by space6oy » Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:18 am

clubbedtodeath wrote:
space6oy wrote:pardon my french... :thumbleft:
I'm shocked there's no Korg MS-20.

I can swear I hear one on a couple of Homework tracks.
might've been, that article's from 95 and homework wasn't out until 97.
or even if they did already have one, maybe they didn't use it live.

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Post by Synthprophet » Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:13 am

space6oy wrote:
clubbedtodeath wrote:
space6oy wrote:pardon my french... :thumbleft:
I'm shocked there's no Korg MS-20.

I can swear I hear one on a couple of Homework tracks.
might've been, that article's from 95 and homework wasn't out until 97.
or even if they did already have one, maybe they didn't use it live.
I remember several users in here who said the mainline in Da Funk was MS-20, so who knows?
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Re: Daft Punk pre-human after all synths?

Post by xpander » Fri Oct 17, 2008 9:31 am

... not to mention that was their live setup.

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Post by Hair » Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:14 pm

Well, I'm not sure about the synths on Around the World (seems like fairly straightforward subtractive stuff), Da Funk (except for the 303 obviously), or Burnin', but I can confidently say that a distorted, resonant, Juno 106 with high noise setting is behind Rock and Roll (LFO delay), Rollin' and Scratchin' (keyboard tracking), the "woOACHww" sound in Burnin' (slow attack, quick decay controlling the filter), and I wouldn't be suprised if a 106 in unison mode + slowish, wide LFO is behind the synth part in Indo Silver Club either.

I made a quick Rock and Roll demo with my 106 a while back to demonstrate:

[youtube]RBBC69J5T3Q[/youtube]

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