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Vile Electrodes - what drums?

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:01 am
by bouzoukijoe1
this band is awesome. anyone know what kind of hardware drum machines can sound like this straight out of the box?


Re: Vile Electronics - what drums?

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:18 am
by tekkentool
A sampler.

808 clap, Linndrum snare. Can't tell the kick because I don't have my headphones with me but the answer is that it was probably just a sampler or put together on a computer.

So none.

Re: Vile Electronics - what drums?

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:08 am
by calaverasgrande
Alesis HR16b has both the clean digital hats and a few electronic sounding samples of analog machines for kick, snare and claps.
The Yamaha XR5(?) has a lot of good tones like that. Heck most mid to late 80's drum machines had similar sounds. The hitch is that some really suck to program, and a lot of the older drum machines only have one output, or a stereo pair. And most of them have no patch editing. The sound is the sound you get.

Korg superbeats, now THAT is a cheesy 80's drum machine.

Re: Vile Electrodes - what drums?

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:46 pm
by bouzoukijoe1
cool thank you. I forgot to mention I was after the snare specifically. another person tipped me off to a 707 as a possible match, which sounds pretty damn close. and it turns out their soundcloud page has a gear list.

https://soundcloud.com/vile-electrodes

Re: Vile Electrodes - what drums?

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:11 pm
by VileElectrodes
Hello. Ms Neon here. Don't think my input's needed now, but it was indeed a 707 (and a bit of SCI Drumtraks). The whole song is actually made using vintage hardware - we're obsessive synth collectors! :)

Samples can sound great - we use samples of the Linn Drum and some other drum machines in our MPC, but it never sounds quite like the real thing. One day we'll have all the synthesizers, I tells you!

Re: Vile Electrodes - what drums?

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:55 pm
by Alex E
VileElectrodes wrote:Hello. Ms Neon here. Don't think my input's needed now, but it was indeed a 707 (and a bit of SCI Drumtraks). The whole song is actually made using vintage hardware - we're obsessive synth collectors! :)

Samples can sound great - we use samples of the Linn Drum and some other drum machines in our MPC, but it never sounds quite like the real thing. One day we'll have all the synthesizers, I tells you!
Great song. Now I'm curious as to what the other parts were made with. The bassline is very 80's Roland. Maybe a Juno for the arps?

Re: Vile Electrodes - what drums?

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:42 am
by bouzoukijoe1
VileElectrodes wrote:Hello. Ms Neon here. Don't think my input's needed now, but it was indeed a 707 (and a bit of SCI Drumtraks). The whole song is actually made using vintage hardware - we're obsessive synth collectors! :)

Samples can sound great - we use samples of the Linn Drum and some other drum machines in our MPC, but it never sounds quite like the real thing. One day we'll have all the synthesizers, I tells you!
thanks! terrific sound!! awesome vocals and the synth tracks.
=D>
never did I have any interest in 707s until I heard your song. I can't stop listening to it.

Alex E, this one is bad a*s too


Re: Vile Electrodes - what drums?

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:52 am
by VileElectrodes
Sorry for the delay in replying!

Thanks a lot :) The 707 is great, with a really punchy sound for it's price. It's very underrated!

The other kit we used on Proximity:
SH-101
Juno-6
Yamaha SK-20
Arp Quartet
Korg Mono/poly
SCI Drumtraks

Mostly recorded live in the studio, with a few overdubs. It's all hardware and no softsynths. Juno 6 arpeggiator and SH-101 sequencer triggered from the 707 and from a 606 running in sync.

Glad you like it!

Re: Vile Electrodes - what drums?

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:42 am
by bouzoukijoe1
just listened to Sanctuary. so good. you guys are seriously the best classic live synth duo since Xeno and Oaklander. except you have a fuller, more hi-fi sound. I can't rave enough. I hope you guys blow up.

Re: Vile Electrodes - what drums?

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:46 am
by condit79
Thought there was some SCI in there. It's my new (again) obsession. I only have an arturia spark (which actually sounds pretty decent for software) but I really want to pick one up as they're not all that expensive (yet). Thanks for popping in and commenting on how you make your music. So cool.

Re: Vile Electrodes - what drums?

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:16 am
by bouzoukijoe1
interesting coincidence for me regarding the 707 and general interest in what gear other musicians use is that the last time I was also intrigued to find out was with Xeno and Oaklander and analogue drums (sort of Roland CR 78 style sounds). I just realized that it's actually rare for me to care what synths others use, but when it comes to drums, I find it irresistable. maybe strings too.