[sdiy] DSP 808 new demo

cheater00 . cheater00 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 25 12:36:02 CEST 2013

On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 1:27 AM, Adam Inglis <21pointy at tpg.com.au> wrote:
> On 25/07/2013, at 8:03 AM, Mattias Rickardsson wrote:
>> On 24 July 2013 22:48, Richie Burnett <rburnett at richieburnett.co.uk>
>> wrote:
>>>> 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!
>>> My unit currently doesn't model this "gate pulse heard as audio" sound.
>>> It
>>> could easily be added as an alternative "zap" instrument if you think
>>> it's
>>> worthwhile though.
>> Interesting, must try it. In a studio context I'm sure that the EQ of
>> a mixer could transform this spike into something that rings and has
>> much more character than the raw spike. All signals are worth
>> listening to! :-)
> If anyone is interested in sampling or auditioning this sound I've put a
> short  AIF file of some zap examples up here:
> http://www.adambaby.com/tempdownloads
> The first two are 808, the third is Prophet 5 rev 3 filter sweeps.

Oh it's THOSE things. Yeah, the 808 ones are very obviously just short
DC pulses. Easily recognizable if you've ever had a bad headphone
cable or mistakenly tried hooking up a *live* stereo..
The Prophet based ones sound completely different, though.

What I thought everyone was talking about is the "pow" that comes in
at the very beginning of the beat and is layered over the BD in
"Planet Rock": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lDCYjb8RHk


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