[sdiy] DSP 808 new demo

Adam Inglis 21pointy at tpg.com.au
Wed Jul 24 16:16:01 CEST 2013

On 23/07/2013, at 11:56 PM, rburnett at richieburnett.co.uk wrote:

> The zap sound is just a self-oscillating filter being swept  
> downwards in frequency _really_ rapidly.  I tuned this sound based  
> on what I heard in old electro hits from the likes of Afrika  
> Bambaataa, Beasties, Egyptian Lover, etc, and what I could produce  
> using my Roland SH-09.

As a TR808 owner for over 20 years, I was a little embarassed to only  
discover recently the source of the Egyptian Lover "zap" sound - you  
simply take the 14 volt trigger output from the "Accent Out" and plug  
it in to your mixer (making sure you turn down the trim!) Doh! And I  
always thought it was a high Q filter sweep!
Brilliant - instant 80s electro. Hit me up if you want a sample....

Anyway, Richie these sounds are alive. All you need now is a new take  
on the "16 LED runway" programming interface   ;-)


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