Posted on 14/12/2017
Posted on 14/12/2017
Posted on 16/10/2017
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 07/05/2017
Posted on 01/01/1987
My song “Whale Song” was recorded and included on the 2nd DéFilm album, and became probably the most succesful track from that album. I play all keys, and sing the backing vocals on the album version, although I officially had left the band by the time of the release. I also did not appear in […]
Posted on 01/10/1985
A previously unreleased song by DéFilm. Recorded in 1985, the song has an unmistakably 80s sound, and features a strong melody and good performance. The song was written by myself and was to be included on the second DeFilm album “Coming to your heart soon”. But with my departure from the band just before the album release, […]
Posted on 05/03/1985
The Roland MKS-80 was launched as a rack successor to the big and beautiful Jupiter-8 synth – the unofficial king of the 80s polysynths. The MKS-80 had several additions to the JP-8, with MIDI and Velocity response as the most important. This made the instrument a lot more expressive, than the sweet sounding but more static […]
Posted on 01/01/1985
Akais first serious shot at a MIDI controlled digital sampler. The S-612 is really simple to operate: It is basically Record, Set Start/End and Play. It records at 12bit, 32Khz, and has a recording time of 8 seconds total. The resulting sample can be player with 6-voice polyphony. It offers a Sound-on-Sound function where you […]
Posted on 02/05/1984
Let me say it quickly: This is a seriously well-designed little machine, that performs extremely well and is rock solid. The diminutive size aside, the MSQ-100 can sequence a complete MIDI arrangement (16 channels across a single MIDI wire). It is easy to grasp, and the work modes are quite intuitive and quickly gets in […]