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Re: Drum-machine song construction tips?
I've not tried the MPC1000, but I've heard of it's
greatness. I actually really like the much cheaper
Korg ESX-1, even though it has no "pads" to speak of
like the MPC1000. For that I can easily use my MIDI
I should look into getting some samples for it though.
Linn drum sounds... mmmmm. I'm hoping to eventually
get it so that there's not a single traditional drum
sound on it and use the copious E-MU library for those
--- "L. Angulo" <email@example.com> wrote:
> No doubt computers are more flexible,but have u
> the mpc1000?i love the feel of its pads, it syncs
> great to the EDP,and usb transfer is wonderful,you
> also go to their web and download all the classic
> machine sounds like the linn drum,Acetone and all
> vintage obscure beat boxes!i just wish they would
> given it more memory...but i have to get a dedicated
> midi foot controller for it to mess with the
> midi functions it offers,track mute,next sequence,
> etc.song mode can be very useful but i dont like to
> following a machine,so track muting and next
> seem to be more intuitive live.
> I am curious how bands like Rush,Bowie etc. are
> working nowdays, Peter Gabriel has a buch of laptops
> on stage and he certainly does it very clever!
> --- mark sottilaro <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Hi.
> > I've been using drum machines for years, and for
> > last 12 or so I've synced audio loopers (Lexicon
> > JamMan and Electrix Repeater) to them. It's always
> > worked great (and still does) but I think I use my
> > drum machines in a somewhat non traditional way.
> > use either a Korg Electribe ESX-1 or E-MU XL-7 to
> > put
> > together dense loops and then kind of randomly
> > mute/unmute tracks while in song mode. The lack
> > traditional song structure is great for the way I
> > like
> > to improvise.
> > Well, this weekend I decided to put together
> > something
> > with a more "pop" structure and I found the song
> > modes
> > on both the above drum machines to be SO awkward
> > compared to a DAW like Digital Performer or Logic,
> > ended up with nothing.
> > So, am I just spoiled by modern computer
> > sequencing...
> > or am I approaching the drum machine song
> > construction
> > in the wrong way? My idea is to avoid having to
> > bring
> > a laptop to gigs, but if it's going to be so much
> > easier I'll do it. I can get around pretty
> > in
> > Digital Performer 4... then I started to think
> > if I'm bringing a laptop for sequencing, why not
> > it as a sound source as well?" The ESX-1 is a
> > sampler
> > and the XL-7 is a ROMpler so it's not like I'd
> > issues with a laptop not being able to have fast
> > enough processors.
> > So, if there's a song construction tip that you
> > think of, I'd love to hear it. If you've found a
> > better tool that lets one work more intuitively,
> > (the
> > Electribe has a way better interface than the E-MU
> > IMO) I'd like to hear that as well. If song
> > construction in modern drum-machines is just a big
> > pain compared to software, than I guess I'll
> > my little cute boxes for my current project.
> > Thanks,
> > Mark
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