I didn’t even realize that Meinl already discontinued this cymbal, or at least you can’t seem to buy them on Amazon or Musician’s Friend anymore when I was making this video. You can however still get the Safari Crash 18″ http://amzn.to/2pol7j6, which is very similar, just minus the wavy edge. If you still want a Kinetik Crash, you might be able to get one at this link on ebay https://tinyurl.com/ybqeb799
There was a lot of buzz about the Korg Electribe 2, but lets not forget the older Korg Electribes were some serious music makers, especially when at the hands of a skilled user! I stumbled across this performance by christolikid les oreilles libres that is quite banging. His insane hyperactive beats are mesmerizing and he uses the sampling features of the Electribe incredibly well!
The Electribe SX EX-1 was a somewhat strange unit in that it had two vacuum tubes visible through the front panel that were attached to the amplifier section. This was a pretty strange marketing tact since “tube snynths” were a thing like…. never. But still, there definitely does seem to be a rather warm tone to the EX-1.
I think I’ve finally finished the geeky gigs series. I realized after making this last video that the past 5 videos before that were fitting together more so than the rest of the geeky gigs series. So I took those vids and this brand new one and put together a new playlist titled “Vaporphonics”. This is mostly my take on Vaporwave/Plunderphonics. I think Vaporwave is a genre that is still being developed, and that’s one of the reasons I’m having so much fun with these.
There’s still a lot of people out there that don’t take it seriously. I will admit to getting annoyed with the genre myself when I kept hear so many poor examples or it, or just ones that weren’t really serious in themselves and simply slowing down other tracks from the 90s.
That’s not what I’m doing in these tracks. Yes there’s a lot of pitched down samples, but I’m trying to use more original material for mine, as well as chopping the samples in unpredictable ways. Like using odd spaces in between beats and tails of hits rather than the hits themselves, which is how most beats are chopped. This song, as well as the rest of the tracks in the Vaporphonics playlist will be part of a new album I’m putting together.
I stumbled across this amazing video of the Bandmaster Powerhouse drum machine, made in Scotland in the mid 70s that was a modified 8 track tape player that came with changeable tapes that featured different loops!
You could mix between loops, change the tempo and select different patterns. So basically it’s a fully analog tape looping drum machine! How cool is that? Not to mention it also sounds awesome.