Hello everybody. I hope you all have a great week, wherever you are !!!
This one's a compromise between working within the limitations of (old?) hardware and the magic of the DAW. I wanted to give life to a new cheap "oldschool" sampler I purchased but it needed some upgrades and that project will have to wait at least one more week. In the meantime, I dug into my archives and found this little sketch built using an Akai MPC 1000.
It was my first real usable program for the machine, built upon the (famous?) Casiochord mode of my beloved Casio PT-100. Those easy stacked squarewaves used as one-finger-bass striked me as the most futuristic thing when I was 9 so maybe I hope to strike a chord in some of you.
Drums are crappy Korg DDD1 samples chopped in the MPC and resampled through the internal FX until they weren't recognizable. Slight pitchdown on Ableton.
Those simple chords were sampled and resampled with some filter envelopes inside the Akai, then chopped again until I got some fat synth stabs. There's no real bass in the song, and it's just 3 tracks plus 2 sends.
I currently don't own the machine anymore but I respected the original arrangement and added some mastering and FX/atmosphere in Live 9. Chorus for the synths and more punch. Hope it's not too simple. I personally think it has some nice shuffled swing going on at least
There you can see the whole arrangement. There's not much to it really
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