Say you were in a plan crash...

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Say you were in a plan crash...

Post by JackAstro » Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:00 am

The plane is carrying electrical generators, speakers, fuel, cables and...some chemicals. There is also a box containing either a TB-303 and TR-808, or an Electribe EMX. You are the only musician on the plane. Everybody on the plane likes electronic music.

The plane crashes. You, everybody on the plane, and the cargo wash up on a desert island unharmed. The captain radios for help, and a rescue party will arrive in one week. So you have the makings of a killer rave. You and the survivors setup all the equipment.

Now it is time to open the mystery box. Remember, it contains either a TB-303 and TR-808, or an Electribe EMX. You don't get to keep the contents after the week is over. The survivors are counting on your to rock the island party for one whole week.

So what are you hoping the box contains?

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Re: Say you were in a plan crash...

Post by esqoner » Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:07 am

bananas?
the little green buttons make the little

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Re: Say you were in a plan crash...

Post by RobotHeroes » Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:29 am

Say you were in a plan crash...
As for the box...Doritos. Lots and lots of bags of Doritos.
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Re: Say you were in a plan crash...

Post by wiss » Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:31 am

drugs
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Re: Say you were in a plan crash...

Post by Box » Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:37 am

I was hoping maybe another plane? But that'd require a big box... But logically I guess the EMX since it is drums and synth in one. It'd be hard to entertain with just a bass line and especially just drums. So the EMX seems like the winner given the situation.
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Re: Say you were in a plan crash...

Post by stalla » Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:48 am

Salma Hayek but it will be an emx
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Re: Say you were in a plan crash...

Post by Gianni » Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:55 am

A smaller box, and inside that an even smaller box, and you know the rest of the story.









....In the 2cmx2cm box you find a mopho and a Microkorg. :D

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Re: Say you were in a plan crash...

Post by Johnny Lenin » Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:00 am

Enough dynamite to blow open the hatch so we could all hide from the others.

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Re: Say you were in a plan crash...

Post by Stab Frenzy » Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:26 am

I'm usually a smart arse but others have been doing such a bad job of it that smart-arsery looks seriously uncool. So I shall say EMX, purely cause I could do a bassline and a lead at the same time, and also cause 303s are played out.

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Re: Say you were in a plan crash...

Post by Zamise » Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:26 am

Does the tb-303 & 808 come packed with any hemroid cream? We'd definatly have a winner then, otherwise the emx wouldn't take as long to re-learn and we could be rocking out in no time, plus it has midi ;)
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Post by crystalmsc » Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:19 am

I can stay longer than a week with just a RS7k and a mic from the plane supplies. Do some sampling from the people's voices and noise performances using things found on the island and tweak those samples to h**l and re-mix it. but never wish (knock on wood) to be ever on a plane crash [-o<
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Re: Say you were in a plan crash...

Post by clusterchord » Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:30 am

i'd concentrate on island's native women .. turns out its not exactly deserted.. 8)
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Re: Say you were in a plan crash...

Post by JackAstro » Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:57 am

wiss wrote:drugs
That's already in the example.
JackAstro wrote:and...some chemicals.

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Re: Say you were in a plan crash...

Post by 23 » Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:04 am

The entire basis of the idea presented here is flawed.

Here's why....

If it has a TB-303, you're dead in the water. What are you going to do, sit and crank out monophonic bass lines, weird leads, and/or acid lines all night that have absolutely no rhytmic backing to them whatsoever and expect to rock out a "rave"?
Something tells me the people are going to get bored within the first 5 minutes and walk off.

You then have the TR-808. You can get more complex then you can with the TB (I mean hey, at least you aren't single timbral coupled with monophonic now), but outside of drum sounds, you're still stuck. I don't know, I guess maybe you might get extremely lucky and the folks will be satisfied with a bunch of completely ULTRA MINIMAL tribal house beats or something. In all likely hood though, you're just slightly better off then you were with your TB option....maybe you hold on to their attention for 10 minutes now.

Finally you have the Korg EMX, the only viable option presented here to run anything in a well rounded fashion. The only option presented in order to be able to conduct some sort of drumming action along with bass lines and such.
Thus, granted I'm not at all a fan of the EMX (and I am a fan of the other two machines presented), on an isolated basis and for the purposes outline, the EMX with it's simultaneous 9 drum parts and like 5 synth parts or whatever, is the only thing that's feasibly workable for the purposes outlined.


This whole question sort of read like...
"Your on a desert island, only have one instrument, and have to record an entire album.
You can have only ONE of the following:
A Bass guitar (liken this to the TB)
A drum kit (liken this to the 808)
Or a workstation synth (liken this to the EMX)
Which one instrument do you choose in order to make an entire album that can rock a crowd?"

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Re: Say you were in a plan crash...

Post by stephen » Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:35 am

I'd grab the plane's black box and remix Ride on Time.

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