ROLAND TR-909 BASS DRUM RECORDED THROUGH 13 DISTORTION UNITS

96 kHz, 24 bit, 15 MB

I recorded a TR-909 Bass Drum through the following distortion units to compare and contrast the sounds. Above you can see how the waveforms differ. I produced the video with Autodesk Maya.

  1. Dunlop Fuzz Face
  2. Electro-Harmonix Metal Muff with Top Boost
  3. Maxon OD-9
  4. Boss OS-2
  5. Boss DS-1
  6. Boss DS-2
  7. Pro Co RAT
  8. Tech 21 VT Bass
  9. MXR Bass D.I. +
  10. Electro-Harmonix English Muff'n
  11. Moog Moogerfooger Lowpass Filter
  12. Electro-Harmonix Bass Big Muff Pi
  13. Elektron SidStation

And now, a quick plug for my history site! Check out the history of drum machines at www.thebriefhistoryof.com/drum-machines.

ROLAND TR-808 MODIFICATION

44.1 kHz, 16 bit, 12 MB, .AIF

I modified a Roland TR-808 and uploaded this video of the modification. I have been contacted by various owners of the machine, as it has passed from person to person. As far as I know, it currently resides in a studio in the UK.

THREE KINGS : TADAO KIKUMOTO, ROBERT MOOG, ROGER LINN


Three Kings is a triptych that celebrates the work of three electronic instrument pioneers: Tadao Kikumoto, Robert Moog, and Roger Linn. These inventors are amongst my heroes. Almost every piece of music produced in the last 25 years that includes either a synthesizer, a sample, or a drum machine, owes it's sound in no small way to the work of at least one, if not all three, of these pioneers.