Saturday, February 15, 2014

Found an old beat from my Roland S-330 and RiP BIG L

i imagine Big L rhyming over a beat like this. Big L Rest in Peace.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Spring Forward Bass Mix - 2013

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Re-Up of 8bit vinyl samples using a Casio RZ-1

Re-up of my Casio RZ-1 post. My RZ-1 collects dust. I've used it every once in a while to do random things. The RZ-1 is a PCM ROM sound based drum machine with 4 additional pads to sample in 8bits. With virtually no memory, the 4 pads are only useful for stabs, hits, and short attack percussion. Unfortunately you can't chain the samples together like you can on other samplers but it does have filters knobs for each set of sample pads. Circuit benders have managed to burn new ePROMs with different sound sets and bend circuits for additional tone capabilities on many of the sounds. What's unique about the RZ-1 is it has 10 individual outputs for each sound and each drum channel has it's on volume slider. Basically, they threw in a drum mixer.
Here are some specs:
  • Oscillators - 12 PCM sounds (Tom1, Tom2, Tom3, Snare, Kick, Rim, Open HH, Closed HH, Ride, Crash, Clap, Cowbell)
  • Sampler - 0.8 seconds over four 'Banks'
  • Sequencer - 100 Patterns and 20 Songs
  • Effects - None
  • Keyboard - 16 Pads
  • Control - MIDI IN, OUT, THRU
  • Date Produced - 1986
Added two loops of a live jam I made using the RZ-1 (file: livejam1.wav).

Live Jam 1

Then I took that loop, and warped it to 70bpm in Ableton Live and recorded another live jam with a guitar loop and a pitched bass drum (file: livejam2.wav).

Live Jam 2

Free 8bit vinyl samples using RZ-1 by @REGEND 
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Wednesday, June 13, 2012