Has anyone ever actually used this patch...?

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Re: Has anyone ever actually used this patch...?

Post by Sweep » Sun Mar 13, 2016 1:02 pm

Thanks for that page link. I hadn't seen that before.

The Emulator II Shakuhachi is another interesting one. It's such a beautiful sound, and so rarely used to the full. I actually made a complete piece using just that sample - Sudden Storm on Mount Fuji, number 69 in the music player on my site at http://www.musicbysweep.com/ I chopped it in half and then sliced it a bit further to make different tones, and played with multiple repeats, which worked very well, I think.

(I've also used a real shakuhachi sometimes, both played live and sampled and replayed from a keyboard, but I really wanted to do something with that famous sample. It was underused, even though so many people had held a key down while it played.)
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Re: Has anyone ever actually used this patch...?

Post by synthroom » Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:21 pm

Nice piece - and you did a great job with that EII sample!
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Re: Has anyone ever actually used this patch...?

Post by stickman393 » Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:14 pm

dnash wrote:my FAVOURITE use of this sound was by keith emerson on the 3 "to the power of three" album in the song "desde la vida" heard on the link below:



loud and proud at the 2 minute mark :-)
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Re: Has anyone ever actually used this patch...?

Post by ppg_wavecomputer » Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:28 pm

Sweep wrote: [...] Digital Native Dance - it's a famous patch, but did anyone ever find a musical use for it? [...]
A plethora of Electronic Music Performers of the late 1980s and early 1990s seemed to rely heavily on D-50 factory patches, especially DND and that godawful "Fantasia" (?) flute patch. This, along with Wavestation, M1, and DX-7 factory patches, made Electronic Music of that era unlistenable to me.

And it wasn't always the amateurs who would use these patches exclusively...

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Re: Has anyone ever actually used this patch...?

Post by qwerty000143 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:12 pm

"Digital Native Dance" is a very famous patch in Soviet Pop music. For example, this is "???????? ???" - famous pop band in USSR.

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Re: Has anyone ever actually used this patch...?

Post by Music Bird » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:06 pm

2 tracks in a row in Al B. Sure's album Nite N Day is on use DND. Both in a row. The same note.
The Indonesian artist Cindy Cenora used a LOT of D-50. Particularly Staccato Heaven.
This song of hers uses DND AND Staccato Heaven. I think it was made on among over things, a D-50. DND is in the song several times

Several cartoons from the late 80's early 90's used the D-50, I can't think of any in particular, but maybe something used those sounds.
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