How Kanye West approaches sampling Sampling is the crutch of the vast majority of Hip-Hop music but I can’t think of anyone who has made as big of a stylistic impact on Hip-Hop sample techniques this century as Kanye West. Kanye’s first groundbreaking sound revolved around sped up, primarily sung, soul samples. This instantly recognizable […]
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In good condition. Ensoniq TS series workstations were introduced in 1993. They are the culmination of the line that started with the ESQ-1 and progressed through the SQ-80, and VFX series. The TS series contains the most advanced features, most powerful sequencer and sound engine, and has powerful effects processing. The TS-12 has a Fatar 76-note hammer action […]
The Ensoniq VFX Synth was initially released as a performance type synth in 1989. It was soon followed by the release of the VFX-SD, which included some updated waveforms (drum waves), a 24-track sequencer and a floppy drive. Both models were equipped with the Ensoniq Signal Processing (ESP) chip for 24-bit effects. The VFX-SD also included […]
Sample Magic SM101 MIDI Elements Synthwave Drums MULTiFORMAT SM101 takes us on an analogue adventure with 10 hardware-sourced drum kits inspired by the sounds of synthwave. Fusing elements of 80s pop, new wave and electro, these authentic drum kits are packed with iconic drum machine sounds and paired with classic MIDI drum grooves to ensure […]
This is a very odd synth from the Ensoniq folks! It was ahead of its time and was never marketed properly. There are some very digital sounds that come from a computer speaking in outer space! You can see there are marks under the keys where it rested against a stand and rubbed off some […]
Photos by Isolde Woudstra It doesn’t take long to fall hard for the electro-pop music world of Lars Meijer. Maybe just a song or two. Maybe just the first thirty seconds of a song. His strong ability for melody, propulsive rhythms, and a knack for creating a sound that feels familiar enough that you connect immediately, […]
Guster (Photo by Alysse Gafkjen) Boston rockers Guster perform at 9:30 Club on two nights, on the heels of releasing eighth studio album Look Alive. The second of those two nights is sold out, but you can still buy tickets for Guster at 9:30 Club on Friday, Jan. 25.
This is a great solution for replacing a old floppy drive. It works like this: The gotek has built in 999 locations where you can place a floppydisk image. This image contains the contents of one floppy disk. These pre made images are usually easy to find on the Internet, but you can easily make […]
*Ooh, we haven’t had a ‘Last Time At The LoL’ in ages, Clicky… /lights up…* It’s back to work for me at the Tower tomorrow, Dear Reader, so this will be the last LoL post for 2018. It was Cade’s suggestion… */drags… We played ‘ping-pong’ back at the start of 2017… /plumes smoke… Nearly two […]
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! Just wanted to share some year-end notes and share some things I’m looking forward to in 2019…and some other odds and ends.
F9 Grid Trilogy 80s Future Retro For Ableton Live 9+10 DELUXE EDITION The sonic signature of the 80s has never been so important in modern productions. Retro flavoured TV shows, movies, and the natural 30 year cycle of musical fashion has mixed with potent nostalgia and bought an entire genre of synthetic and low bit […]
“Going Beats!!” 2018 Collage mixed media 8″x11″ Ode to #beatmaking From basements, attics, bedrooms, kitchens, studios, hotels, motels, and everywhere in between. Wherever there is outlets, tabletops, and vibes. Let’s see I’ve programmed beats on Ableton live (up to version 7), FL studio, an MPC 2000(still got mine), MPC 3000, Roland MS-1, Sound Forge, Acid […]
Developer Chadwick Wood let us know that he’s updated his Patch Base iPad patch editor with an editor & librarian for the Yamaha TG33.