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Personal experiences with the original Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer.
Ranum Electronic Music Life – Across 4 Decades.
Posted on 23/08/2017
“King of the 80s sound”
4 decades of electronic music.
Posted on 17/05/2017
A different creature If you believe that a Roland Jupiter-6 is simply a boiled down version of the Jupiter-8, think again. The Jupiter-6 has got a different filter and synth engine. The addition of a true multimode filter (LPF/BPF/HPF) expands the sonic possibilities of the single synth engine. But the Jupiter-8’s ability to layer 2 different patches gives […]
Posted on 12/06/2016
The EML Synkey is an analog monophonic synthesizer from Electronic Music Labs, launched in the late 1970s and branded as “the first synthesizer you could program”. The synth featured basic synth parameters, and sounded … well, alright, without being a Moog/Arp killer. But it’s big and innovative thing was the Punch Card interface, that could […]
Posted on 09/08/1995
Since the beginning of recorded music, there has been a need to store and recall your sound and mix parameters. The more advanced the recording sessions – the more more urgent the need. The need for mix automation and management.
Posted on 01/08/1995
Hardware dominance. In the start 1990s the world of sampling was dominated by hardware samplers from Akai, E-mu, Roland, Sequential and Ensoniq and a few more. Each hardware sampler had a set of basic digital processing tools available for the loaded samples. Going virtual But with the appearance of the Sound Designer II audio editor from Digidesign, […]
Posted on 04/02/1987
The PPG HDU was one of the very first Hard DIsk Recorders on the market. Launched in late 1986, the device promised to be a viable solution for editing of digital audio. I acquired the device early 1987 (serial number #0068) to use it on the many extended 12″ remixes I was doing at the […]
Posted on 13/11/1986
After fighting with the Jellinghaus C-Mix system, I tried a new and seemingly simpler automation solution – the Twister. A 1U rack mounted unit with 8 MIDI controllable VCA’s, to be inserted in your signal path for volume automation and control. With simple MIDI controller data, you can control the VCA levels, and thus incorporate the […]