BADASS! Drum&Bass on Modular, Vintage Sequencers

“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” Twitter feed

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808 Bassdrum Board from jmejia

I ordered a circuit board for a DIY TR-808 bass drum a couple weeks ago.

Here’s a scan of the PCB I received last night.  It’s TINY!  They’re being sold for $25, as I discovered in the electro-music forum.

PCB image

808 BD PCB Scan (click to enlarge)


…and here’s a nice clear image of the layout (from the seller’s web site):

808 BD PCB Layout (click to enlarge)