303,808,909 the classic's

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303,808,909 the classic's

Post by breckjay » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:40 am

what do you think is the best way to replicate these sounds? I know ableton live has them prebuilt,most multitimbrel synths have them, then theres Rebirth ( for both computer and ipad ), or you can download samples and throw them into a sampler. what do you think is the best method of getting the true sound ( without using the real thing )? And i use all 4 method describe above but i want to know what you think.
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Re: 303,808,909 the classic's

Post by glassofwater » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:31 pm

I use Live's drum rack kits (http://www.ableton.com/drum-machines) for every drum machine besides the 707 which I've recorded and made a kit out of myself. the 909s and 808s are really good IMO. for 303s I use audiorealism bassline 2 (http://www.audiorealism.se/abl/abl2_announcement.htm). I've yet to hear a better emulation of the 303 in VST form.

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Re: 303,808,909 the classic's

Post by MitchK1989 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:16 pm

I haven't used the real thing, but the thing that got me closest to the tr/tb sounds I personally was looking for were the d16 stuff.

http://www.d16.pl/

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Re: 303,808,909 the classic's

Post by cartesia » Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:34 pm

I find that ABL2 is better for some sounds and phoscyon is better for others (phoscyon for high squelch if i remember correctly, ABL2 for low bass.. or the other way round? lol)

Best 808/909 IMO are D16's Nepheton & Drumazon... I just dont get why none of the vst drum machine programmers allow you to assign midi buttons to the sequencer/function buttons... using the sequencer is such an integral part of the drum machine and making it fully tactile via midi controller would make it 100x more desirable IMO

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Re: 303,808,909 the classic's

Post by th0mas » Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:05 pm

+1 for D16 for a software solution they're currently the best I've used.

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Re: 303,808,909 the classic's

Post by garranimal » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:15 pm

I always like to endorse D16. I was able to get my hands on an 808 + 909 briefly one time so I can attest. It's enough for me to hear the D16 instruments doing their thing so download those demos now and you'll see!

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Re: 303,808,909 the classic's

Post by nogginj » Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:11 am

My vote goes for ReBirth...I haven't heard as good an emulation since. Also, almost as much a pain to use.

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Re: 303,808,909 the classic's

Post by LBN » Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:42 am

I think the D16 line is great. I also like the Audiorealism Drum Machine. You get 808, 909, and 606 generators. You can also choose to load your own sample in one of the slots instead of a x0x generator so you get the best of both worlds. Feel like layering an 808 snare with a LinnDrum snare? No prob.

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Re: 303,808,909 the classic's

Post by Computer Controlled » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:43 am

I always hated Rebirth. Never liked how it sounded. Never liked ABL either, though their iPad app is fun. To me, the best solutions in software are D16, hands down. Hardware, x0xb0x for 303, Acidlabs Miami for 808 and Jomox for 909. Or the Novation Drum Station for 808 & 909. Plus you get a MIDI/DIN converter =o]
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Re: 303,808,909 the classic's

Post by smoothcriminal » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:45 am

Rubberduck is the first software instrument I ever used and it's probably the root cause of my synthesizer fetish. I don't know how close it is to a 303 but it sounds really good and has a perfect "Acid" overdrive & filter character.

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