Analog Drum & Bass
Interesting and cool video of a drum & bass track creating using all analog gear, no sampling or digital editing.
Here’s the blurb from the original poster on Vimeo:
This is my imagining of what circa ‘98 era minimal tech step drum ‘n bass may have sounded like had it been invented before modern samplers and digital synths / fx.
All the sound is being generated live, coming straight from the main mixer in the middle, with no multitracking. Sequenced by 3 vintage hardware sequencers, the Yamaha QX-1, Roland MC-4 and Roland MC-8 locked together by tape-sync.
List of the main gear used :
Sequencers : Roland MC-8, Roland MC-4, Yamaha QX-1
Modulars : Roland System 100 (Drums), Moog series 900 (pads), Roland System 700 (Basses), Arp 2500 system, Buchla 100 series.
Other Synths : Korg MS-20, Roland System 100 standalone synth.
FX : Roland Space Echo RE-501 (tape delay, chorus, spring reverb), Roland DC-30 (analog chorus-echo), Roland Dimension-D Analog Chorus.
Mixer : Tascam M308b