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Akai mpc 60

PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:11 pm
by hdog
hi how is everyone i am looking for some info on the Rickey sound discs for the mpc 60 does anyone know what type of sounds the rickey sound discs have or who the samples where named after

Re: Akai mpc 60

PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:27 pm
by Rasputin
Ricky Lawson, I think. That's not pure fact, but it makes a lot of sense.

By May 1989, the first set of MPC60 disks (SL601-SL620) had already been published, but SL624, SL625, and SL626 are the "Ricky" disks in question, so there was a fair amount of time between Ricky Lawson becoming involved with the Akai MPC60 and the publication of the 2nd batch of the MPC60 library.

"A couple months later, at the January 1988 NAMM Show in Anaheim, I was approached by three members of Michael Jackson’s band touring for the BAD album. They explained their touring schedule, which basically was one week in each city. They had some free time every week and asked if they could do a clinic in each city for Akai. I couldn’t say “No” to that, since this was the biggest tour on earth at the time. So, every week I flew to a different city and Ricky Lawson, drummer, Greg Philliganes and Rory Kaplan, keyboard players did a clinic. I was the master of ceremonies, and these guys came up with the whole clinic format. They used an MPC60, S900, a couple of keyboard controllers, and an MG1214 recorder at each clinic. It was very informative and entertaining, particularly because Greg Phillinganes is one of the funniest guys I’ve ever met."

I highly suspect this is the real answer, and not Little Richard, Slick Rick or whatever else people are going to dream up.

Re: Akai mpc 60

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:22 am
by hdog
thank you so much you have been the most help!