Birth: Hardware ReBirth

Saturday, November 13th, 1999 | 9:37 pm and filed in Synthesizers, Music.

JPG:: I’ve added some images from the workbench. Check out “Birth” my hardware equivalent of ReBirth — sort of. It consists of Roland’s TR-909, TR-808, TB-303, and MC-202. All of the units are synchronized via Roland Proprietary DIN Sync cables. A Sherman Filterbank acts as a PCF and Distortion Unit, and I have a Dedicated Digital Delay box and discrete compressor (not in the picture). This sucker is a lot of fun to use, but it’s quite different from ReBirth. It’s a lot more tedious to use, and saving songs is not as convenient. It does sound super phat :-)

303:: In honor of Birth I’m starting up something new called Project 303. This will be a collaboration where ReBirth Users can contribute an RBS file with a single 303 pattern, and I will transcribe the pattern to my Roland TB-303 and digitize a sample. I will make the samples and RBS files available for download free for public use. I have already started the archive with a couple of ZIP archives for people to check out!

MP3:: New Track up! This is a little experiment using a midi file from J.S. Bach’s Tocatta and Fugue in D minor (TBWE 565). Available now from my page. Check the Song Story feature about how the track was assembled.

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