Roland TR-606 – Free samples. The 606 has seven analog drum sounds which are simple, yet great! Kick, Snare, 2 toms, open hat, closed hat, cymbal, accent.
The hi-hats are a very tinny electronic sound and its toms are great for soft tribal patterns. These seven sounds alone are still quite popular today, and the 606 has been used by Überzone, Cirrus, Sneaker Pimps, Download, Aphex Twin, Astral Projection, Nine Inch Nails, Mr. Oizo, Jimi Tenor, Kid 606, OMD, Moby, Freddy Fresh, Autechre, Luke Vibert, and Union Jack.
FORMAT: wav 44,100 hertz 16 bit samples Number of samples: 7
The S3 was Korg’s 1991 attempt to apply the M1 workstation approach to rhythm and sequencing, but it never attained anything like the success of its more famous keyboard sibling.
“Encased in sleek black plastic, the slimline and classy S3 has much in common with the M1, in terms of its appearance. The controls are distributed tastefully: a single volume slider, alpha dial, four soft keys, shift, page and +/- keys, plus standard sequencer transport buttons, all spin an illusion of thoughtful design. Eight plastic velocity-sensitive pads (with eight different velocity-response curves) let you tap in your rhythms or play along with an existing pattern or song. A button switches banks between pads 1-8 and 9-16 of the current drum kit and, despite being very noisy (like a clunky old computer keyboard), the pads are actually quite responsive and playable. One gripe is that there is no dedicated tempo control, which I think is unforgivable on a drum machine. Instead, you have to use a combination of the shift key and the pad button, and you can then tweak tempo using the alpha dial.
A small 2-line x 24-character backlit display is the window on a rather labyrinthine operating system. Operation is rarely intuitive, and even after several years’ use of the S3 I still feel a little intimidated when I need to stray away from familiar territory. In addition to stereo outputs, Korg have thoughtfully provided four individual outputs for those times when the onboard effects aren’t enough. Staying with the generously-endowed rear panel for a moment, three card slots allow two PCM and one data card to be plugged in, thus boosting available sound sources and sequencer memory. Two footswitch sockets can control start/continue and pad bank switching, or even act as one of the pads (with a flat velocity response) — such as the kick drum, for example. Twin MIDI outputs and a MIDI input fill the remaining space.”
What is this all about your wondering? Well it’s all about LoFi AKAI chunk. There is just something about the AKAI Sampling & hardware down-sampling process that sounds damn cool. These are drum hit samples of the two notorious TR Rhythm Composers via an AKAI S20.
Sampled @ the S20s native rate of 16bit/32khz, then internally down-sampled to 16khz & recaptured @ 24bit/96khz via Lynx converters. HiFi LoFi
Cubase 101: Core Cubase : Cubase was one of the original DAWs. Starting on a single 1.4 MB floppy disk in 1990, Cubase has grown to become the only digital audio production program you need to create amazing music.
When I first encountered Matthew Loel T. Hepworth I was blown away. Here is a guy who not only knows Cubase like he wrote the software himself, but he could also teach it in an fun and informative way. Matthew is the consummate master of all things Cubase and we are very proud and excited to have him as part of our NonLinear Educating team!
Cubase is a grownup DAW that offers the musician and producer an awesome array of highly sophisticated tools: From really easy MIDI recording and editing to slick audio editing and Melodyne-like pitch shifting. Cubase does it all and Matthew explains everything perfectly in a very friendly manner… it’s like having a your very own Cubase expert sitting in the chair next to you!
So whether you’re new to Cubase or a long time user, Matthew explores the arcana of this deep DAW revealing optimized workflows, uncovering noteworthy tips and tricks and taking us on a very well thought out, top to bottom exploration of this amazing piece of music production software. Take it from me, Steve H, you’re going really dig this tutorial!