[sdiy] DSP 808 new demo

Adam Inglis 21pointy at tpg.com.au
Fri Jul 26 00:47:17 CEST 2013

On 25/07/2013, at 8:36 PM, cheater00 . wrote:

> 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.

My reaction too! A sound I knew from tracks like Egypt Egypt..

> 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

In Planet Rock, that clearly IS a filter sweep. The one synched to the  
BD is a certain frequency, then just before the fourth beat in the  
second bar of the 2 bar pattern you can hear a single zap at a higher  


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