Free samples from the Boss DR-550 digital drum machine

January 10, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Desert Sound Studios tells us that their free DR-550 Kit features every sample of the Boss DR-550 digital drum machine in 24-bit WAV format. They say that samples were captured with a Fosusrite ISA preamp and RME converters.

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Jam Session with Volca Keys, Bass, Beats and Boss DR-660

October 24, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Gear:

Korg Volca Keys
Korg Volca Beats
Korg Volca Bass
Boss DR-660 with Line 6 M13 multi effects

A little piece of a new track jam session!

Early ’80s Synth Pop with SH 1000, Juno 60, DR 110, MidiVerb

July 4, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background video description:

This video isn’t the best. I’m sleepy and I didn’t even notice that the mixer channel with the DR-110 was panned to the side, so the drum machine is only on one channel. The rest of the video is just noodling with the synths, but I just wanted to put something out that showcased the sounds.
Roland SH-1000: synth bass
Roland Juno-60: synth strings
Boss DR-110: drum machine
Alesis Midiverb: reverb

Borderlands Granular Synth Jam

October 29, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Borderlands Granular jam with iPad, specs below:

Borderlands Granular is a new musical instrument for the iPad.

NOTE: Borderlands Granular is designed for iPad 2 and 3. It will run on the iPad 1, but with potentially slower performance due to the heavy requirements of the audio processing.

Explore, touch, and transform sound with this new interface for granular synthesis, a technique that involves the superposition of small fragments of sound, or grains, to create complex, evolving timbres and textures.

Borderlands Granular emphasizes gestural interaction over knobs and sliders. Create, drag, and throw pulsing collections of grains over a landscape of audio files, or use the built-in accelerometer to sculpt sound with gravity. Record and share performances on the web.

More information including demo videos and examples is available at www.borderlands-granular.com

Doepfer Filter & iPad BORDERLANDS & BOSS SE-70

Synth bass lines on a Roland System 100

November 2, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background information:

I”III” plays the Roland system 100 ( 101 and 102) . Just trying out some baseline. It easily turns into EBM with these machines. Sorry for the bad audio, but we think that this is better than a lot of other stuff that is out there, and we will do better in the future. Sequencer used is the Oberkorn from Analogue Solution, recommended if you like experimental stuff. Drums from Roland TR-626. FX: Korg signal delay SD200 , and then there are some reverb coming out of Boss RX-100 .

Keep it right, keep it analogue!

Brief about the Boss RX-100:

This analog stereo reverb was available in the early 80s. Somewhat unorthodox to see that one channel has input and output jacks on the front while the other channel has input and output jacks placed at the back of the enclosure. Stereo output can be generated from a mono input signal by phase shifting one channel 180 degrees. This is controlled using the mode switch on the front panel.

Acid on the Buchla

May 15, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Just a bit of fun, here’s the details. Impressive set up from DinSync. DinSync is a blogger focusing on vintage analog Roland “x0x” musical instruments. Primarily focusing on the SH-101, MC-202, TB-303, TR-606, TR-808, TR-909. Also featuring eurorack modular synthesis and DIy projects.

DinSync.info TB-303 Special Edition
MPC1000 TR-707 kick
Bongo #1 Doepfer A-111-5 fm’d internally -> Makenoise QMMG Ch4,
Bongo #2 DinSync.info OSC303 fm’d by Makenoise Maths -> Makenoise QMMG Ch3
Hats Doepfer A-117 -> Doepfer A-106-5
Cowbells Doepfer A-117 -> Doepfer A-106-1
Additional drums Boss DR-110
FX Boss RE-20 Space Echo, Boss PH-3, Behringer VD400

micronaut – experiment four

March 14, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Cranada11 provides another nice video featuring among other things the Boss reverb:

The very definition of getting carried away. I bought a Boss RRV-10 reverb last night, and just wanted to test it out to make sure it was all working, and 5 hours later, here we are.

This piece is done with no sequencing at all. A Max patch does the dirty work, and everything you hear except the snare drum is coming from the hardware synths, six of ‘em. I’m arranging things by turning specific metro objects on and off in Max via the Korg nanoControl; they’re all quantized to the Global Clock.

micronaut – experiment four

March 4, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The very definition of getting carried away. I bought a Boss RRV-10 reverb last night, and just wanted to test it out to make sure it was all working, and 5 hours later, here we are.

This piece is done with no sequencing at all. A Max patch does the dirty work, and everything you hear except the snare drum is coming from the hardware synths, six of ‘em. I’m arranging things by turning specific metro objects on and off in Max via the Korg nanoControl; they’re all quantized to the Global Clock.

Vince Clarke has released the 4th episode of Analogue Monologues

January 6, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This time he is focusing on the Boss DR-55 and the Roland Jupiter-4

Watch it here >>

Boss DR-55

The DR-55 Dr. Rhythm was released in 1980 and was one of the first step-write-style drum machines, and it was the first rhythm machine in BOSS’ successful Dr. Rhythm Series. It was small, inexpensive and easy to use – perfect for musicians at any level. Incredibly basic controls and sounds made this drum machine an instant hit among guitarists and other musicians looking for drum accompaniment to practice along with and even record into their home recordings.

The DR-55 could store up to six 16-step drum patterns plus an additional two 12-step patterns. The 12-step patterns allowed for 3/4 and 6/8 rhythms. A variation switch allowed you to, on-the-fly, alter the pattern playing. There were only four sounds in the DR-55 which included Snare Drum, Kick Drum, Rim Shot and Hi-Hat. The sounds are comparable to Roland’s CR-series of rhythm machines as well as some of Roland’s cheaper TR-machines (like the TR-505, TR-606). You can globally adjust the Volume, Tempo, Tone and Accent for the drum sounds.

Roland Jupiter 4

The first Jupiter synth. It was among one of the first poly synthesizers (4 individual voices which could be synced together for one fat monophonic lead), it had a pitch wheel that could be assigned to the VCA, VCF, VCO or all together, there are 8 memory locations and a cool arpeggiator – the arpeggiator can in the Duran Duran classic, “Rio”. It also has a very slow LFO for those ever-so-long filter sweeps. Pretty good for 1978!

Not so cool however, are the 10 preset sounds which sound nothing like the piano, brass or strings they claim to be. The placement of all the preset buttons below the keyboard can be inconvenient, especially while playing it. And as with most old analog synths, the Jupiter 4′s tuning can go out often. Still it is a nice analog synth for creating weird trippy analog sounds. It’s used by >Meat Beat Manifesto, Gary Numan, Thomas Dolby, Saint Etienne, the Cars, BT, Simple Minds, Moog Cookbook, Vangelis, The Human League, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Heaven 17, and film-maker Satyajit Ray.

Watch me Dance in Giorgio Moroder style

January 5, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · 1 Comment 

This time an 80s clubstyle track, with new Korg Polysix and SCI Prophet VS. More to follow

Korg Electribe S mkII: TR808, Oberheim DMX, Linndrum sounds
SCI Pro One: bass, claps, stabs
Korg Polysix: rhodes, strings
Sequential Prophet VS: arps, strings
Minikorg 700S: lead
Crumar Performer: layered strings
Boss SE70: fx, vocoder

John Travolta’s great SNF performance copyright Paramount 1977. I felt it fitted best. In case of any complaints by copyright holders, just contact me directly and the video will be replaced.

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