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Hi everybody this week we look at the wonderful Emu Drumulator Drum Machine

Created in the wake of the Emulator sampler-synths, E-mu unleashed the Drumulator sample-based drum-machines. The Drumulator was E-mu's attempt at creating a rhythm machine like the Linn LM-1 that was better and cheaper. What they made wound up becoming a huge hit for E-mu. The Drumulator had eight drum sounds on a ROM microchip which were gritty, lo-fi 12-bit samples of basic drum sounds...but they were some classic sounds! The Drumulator II added sampling so you could bring in your own sounds. Samples could be truncated, looped, etc.

The Drumulator was primarily a drum machine, however, and offered sequencing that could be accomplished in real-time for a live feel. Or it could be meticulously programmed via step entry and edit modes. Up to 36 sequenced patterns can be stored, chained and mixed to create up to 8 songs. Your sequences and sample data can be stored to floppy diskettes. The Drumulator can be connected to an old computer (like an Apple II) for better visual sequencing and editing too. The Drumulator II went on to become the even better SP-12 drum machine. Drumulators have been used by various musicians, from Howard Jones to Hardfloor.

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Hi everybody this week we replace the backlight in the display on the flagship Roland S770 sampler.

heres some background on the S770
The S-7XX series were the flagship models of Roland's digital sampler line-up of the early 1990's. Unlike previous S-series samplers, these featured 16-bit sampling at rates up to 48 KHz. Compared to the grittiness of the 12-bit S-550 and W-30, these have a clean, professional and warm sound quality. The S-750 features 2 Mbytes of sample memory (enough for about 22 seconds at 44.1 KHz), a floppy disk drive, an external SCSI bus for adding more drives, a very large built-in text/graphics LCD display, stereo input and output, six assignable analog outs, a mouse and external video monitor connections for enhanced control. The higher-end S-770 included an internal 40 Mbyte SCSI drive and S/PDIF outputs.

The S-750/770 features 24 voices of polyphony and 16-part multitimbrality, allowing many samples and voices to be layered. A patch can contain up to 8 layered or split samples. Each voice has a time-variant filter (TVF) and amplifier (TVA), each with its own 5-segment envelope, and a shared LFO. The resonant digital filter is multimode (low-pass, high-pass, band-pass) and uses the same excellent algorithm as the Roland D- and JD-series synthesizers.

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Hi everyone this time we look at the classic Korg minipops junior analogue drum machine. This Drum machine was produced by the Keio music company which later changed its name to Korg. Released in 1972. Features 10 preset rhythms and also has a footswitch to stop and start the rhythms.

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Hi everybody this time we look at the Roland TR8 drum machine part of the aira series of products. If your into sampling after 3mins 30 secs there are loads of sounds you can sample.

Heres some background info
Full reproduction of the classic TR-808 and TR-909 rhythm machines, based on original design spec sheets and detailed analog circuit analysis of many original TR machines, including Roland’s own pristine units
Newly developed Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology allows part-by-part analyses and faithful recreation of tonality and behavior, including the smooth variations of tone that occur when you work the controls of each instrument
Obsessive attention to detail, such as reproducing the original TR’s unique variations in tone that occur when multiple instruments are entered in accented steps
Authentic 16-step sequencer with faithful TR-REC behavior, including A and B pattern variations and the ability to play instruments and record to steps in real time
16 stunning kits made up of 11 instrument types, including custom dream kits that use both TR-808 and TR-909 sounds
Large Tempo knob with Tap Tempo button and continuous Fine and Shuffle adjustment knobs
Control the intensity of the Accent function with a dedicated knob
Per-step reverb and delay effects with dedicated knobs
Mix sources connected to the External In jacks with built-in per-step Side Chain function for rhythmic ducking and gating effects
Scatter lets you freak and tweak your grooves with real-time control and perfect sync
7 segment, 4 character LED display and 16 per-step pads with bold, full-color LEDs
Real-time pattern creation up to 32 steps with on-the-fly step count adjustment
Rec/Play modes have been eliminated, enabling seamless switching between step input and real-time pattern making and performance
Real-time play of 4 different types of rolls (8th, 16th, VARI 1, VARI 2) and per-instrument mutes
Pattern copy and pattern randomization for rapid, spontaneous creativity
Two assignable analog outputs and full parallel outputs via USB for total mixing flexibility

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Hi everyone this week we look at Behringer/TC Electronic June 60 Pedal.

Billed as a faithful recreation of the built-in chorus effect found in the Roland Juno‑60 synthesizer, the June‑60 pedal goes all out to recreate the Juno aesthetic, with its red and blue graphics, yellow buttons and wooden end cheeks (although the grey background is really more Juno‑106 than 60). Cheeky as this is — you'd be forgiven for thinking it was an official Roland tie-in — it does make for a rather eye-catching guitar pedal and an unusual one at that, with just a mono/stereo mode switch and two speed selection buttons by way of controls.

Inside, the pedal is neatly and solidly put together, with the expected mix of surface-mount and through–hole components. These include a set of reproduction bucket–brigade delay chips manufactured by Coolaudio — who, like TC themselves, are part of the Music Tribe family. It can be powered by a 9V battery or a standard centre-negative mains adaptor and features a mono input and a TRS mono/stereo output, both on quarter–inch jacks. Unless you're plugging into something with a TRS stereo input, using the pedal in stereo mode will require a TRS splitter or Y-cable, which may be more of an inconvenience to guitarists than keyboard players. It might have been nice to a have a stereo input option, though it should be noted that the Roland Juno's chorus effect was also mono-in, stereo-out.

At the moment in the uk the June 60 pedal is selling for £35 so grab a bargain.

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Hi everybody this is part 2 of our realistic PZM microphone discussion.

The name 'Realistic' is not readily associated with studio microphones, however the 'Realistic Pressure Zone Microphone' from Tandy, represents an outstanding opportunity for anyone interested in investigating the attributes of the PZM at modest cost.

As with all 'pressure zone' principle microphones the pickup pattern is hemispherical and the frequency response is independent of the angle of incidence, (the angle from which the sound arrives at the mic) resulting in the characteristic 'PZM sound'; open, un-coloured and giving a freedom of placement which can be particularly useful in a home studio environment.

The Realistic 'PZM' cannot be dismissed as a 'cheap imitation', subjectively its performance rivals that of any of the other 'boundary principle' microphones on the market. Its remarkably low price has been achieved without compromising the audio performance to any significant degree and its limitations in the area of immunity to interference are easily remedied if necessary. This mic would not be out of place in a professional environment and yet must be said to bring the attributes of the 'PZM' within reach of anybody interested in recording at any level.

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Hi everybody just a quick video looking at the microkorg reverse keys limited edition model.

An MS2000 in sheep's clothing. The microKorg is a very cool and retro-looking version of the MS2000 analog modeling synthesizer. This compact keyboard is designed for portability and can run on batteries! But inside the microKorg is the exact same synthesis engine and sounds found in the killer MS2000 and MS2000R synths!

The keyboard's 37 keys are small and almost toy-ish. But they have a firm response and feel natural enough to play. The case is a sturdy plastic and there are wood end-cheeks. There is a plethora of written info on the face of the instrument and reminds one of the old Poly-800 and DW-8000 synths. The five knobs above all this writing initially control the filter cutoff, resonance, envelope attack and release times, and the internal tempo. But they can be assigned to control every other parameter available in real-time. Their assignable functions are what is written below them (hard to read in the dark). The top-mounted vocoder input microphone (included) hasn't been seen on a Korg since the decades-old VC-10!

The microKorg has 128 Programs organized into 8 categories: Trance, Techno/House, Electronica, DnB Breaks, HipHop/Vintage, Retro, SndFX/Hits, and Vocoder. The sounds are great and inspiring. There is only 4-voice polyphony and only one Program can be played at a time. But as a hands-on, real-time dance machine, this really is all you need...one hand on the keys and the other on the knobs!

The microKorg has two oscillators with 71 waveforms (7 simple analog waves + 64 DWGS waveforms from the DW-8000), a multi-mode resonant 12 or 24 dB/oct filter, 8-band vocoder, two ADSR envelopes, 6-pattern arpeggiator, oscillator sync, ring modulation, two MIDI-syncable LFOs, programmable multi-effects, and more! All knobs and buttons send/receive MIDI controller data. External audio can be vocoded and/or processed through the filter, effects and EQ via the included microphone or standard 1/4" stereo inputs. A built-in USB Interface would have been nice for true lap-top portability, but is currently absent. But in its affordable price range, the microKorg is an awesome synth for beginners, DJs, and even the pros looking for a compact performance synth with retro style, flexible programing and excellent sounds!

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Hi everyone we take a final look at the Zoom BTA-1 is it worth getting one for your Zoom H8 or other devices?

Here is some bta-1 info
The BTA-1 Bluetooth adapter lets you use the AR-48c Ring Controller wirelessly during live performances. Use the Ring for wireless control of all your MIDI instruments and devices connected to your computer—samplers, synths, and drum machines, as well as MIDI-enabled effects processors.

The BTA-1 can also be used with the LiveTrak L-20 , F6 and H8 handy recorder. It offers wireless control via a free iOS mobile app featuring most onboard functions, including Fader Levels and Modes, Scenes, and more.

Communication at up to 10 meters is possible in an unobstructed indoor space with BTA-1 units.

H8 control manual link
https://www.zoom.co.jp/sites/default/...​

H8 control link for apple app store
https://apps.apple.com/dk/app/h8-cont...​

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Hi everybody hope you enjoy this episode as we look at the awesome Revox PR99 analogue reel to reel tape machine. We turn the clock back and show you how mixes were created before samplers by splicing tape.

Some Revox info released in 1984
The machine has a brushed aluminium fascia, which to my mind looks rather better than the plastic of the A and B series machines. Inputs and outputs are on the top (when standing in an upright position), which makes life easier than on the B77 where they are on the back and difficult to get at when in situ. The controls (which I will come to in a moment) are located in a wide band along the base of the front, with the VU meters and transport buttons to the right. For those of you lucky enough to have the money and space for a rack, flanges for rack mounting are built into either side of the body (and very pretty they look too).

On the base are calibration screws for setting up the recorder; not only are these very accessible (field adjustable is the term Revox use), but practically everything that matters can be calibrated to line up with your existing equipment, including not only the VUs themselves, but the peak indicator LEDs built into them. This is obviously useful, particularly in these days of 'professional' and 'home recording' equipment standards. The explicit instructions given with the PR99 enable any competent user to line up the machine himself, and to bias it for any particular brand of tape.

The Revox PR99 has a recommended selling price of £1437.50 inc. VAT. (1984)

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Hi everybody we have made a video showing you how to update your firmware on your Zoom H8 handy recorder to version 1.20

heres is the link to the zoom website for the H8
https://zoomcorp.com/en/gb/handheld-r...​

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Hi everyone this time we show you how to connect your Zoom H8 handy recorder to your iphone/ipad with the bta1 bluetooth card.

A very imformative video explaining the pitfalls to avoid when connecting the bta1 bluetooth card to your apple devices.

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Hi everybody this time we look at the amazing microKorg synthesizer.

The microKorg is a very cool and retro-looking version of the MS2000 analog modeling synthesizer. This compact keyboard is designed for portability and can run on batteries! But inside the microKorg is the exact same synthesis engine and sounds found in the killer MS2000 and MS2000R synths!

The keyboard's 37 keys are small and almost toy-ish. But they have a firm response and feel natural enough to play. The case is a sturdy plastic and there are wood end-cheeks. There is a plethora of written info on the face of the instrument and reminds one of the old Poly-800 and DW-8000 synths. The five knobs above all this writing initially control the filter cutoff, resonance, envelope attack and release times, and the internal tempo. But they can be assigned to control every other parameter available in real-time. Their assignable functions are what is written below them (hard to read in the dark). The top-mounted vocoder input microphone (included) hasn't been seen on a Korg since the decades-old VC-10!

The microKorg has 128 Programs organized into 8 categories: Trance, Techno/House, Electronica, DnB Breaks, HipHop/Vintage, Retro, SndFX/Hits, and Vocoder. The sounds are great and inspiring. There is only 4-voice polyphony and only one Program can be played at a time. But as a hands-on, real-time dance machine, this really is all you need...one hand on the keys and the other on the knobs!

The microKorg has two oscillators with 71 waveforms (7 simple analog waves + 64 DWGS waveforms from the DW-8000), a multi-mode resonant 12 or 24 dB/oct filter, 8-band vocoder, two ADSR envelopes, 6-pattern arpeggiator, oscillator sync, ring modulation, two MIDI-syncable LFOs, programmable multi-effects, and more! All knobs and buttons send/receive MIDI controller data. External audio can be vocoded and/or processed through the filter, effects and EQ via the included microphone or standard 1/4" stereo inputs. A built-in USB Interface would have been nice for true lap-top portability, but is currently absent. But in its affordable price range, the microKorg is an awesome synth for beginners, DJs, and even the pros looking for a compact performance synth with retro style, flexible programing and excellent sounds!

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Hi everyone were going down the vintage route this week with the WEM Watkins copicat super-ic tape delay echo machine. We think this one was made around 1977.

Heres a list of all the models from oldest to the most modern
1959/60 Watkins Copicat (gold face) Mk1
Early 60's Watkins/Wem Copicat ( turquoise or black and cream case)
WEM Custom Copicat
The Shadow Echo
WEM Copicat Mk IV
WEM Copicat Mk IV with Guild logo
WEM Copicat IC300
WEM Copicat IC300 Super
WEM Halle Cat
WEM Copicat Varispeed
WEM Copicat Varispeed IC400
WEM Copicat IC500
WEM Copicat Super Shadow Type 1
WEM Copicat Super Shadow
WEM Copicat GOLD

A couple of links for more info
http://www.watkinsguitars.co.uk/index...​
http://www.wemwatkins.co.uk/cop.htm​
http://www.vintagehofner.co.uk/britam...​

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Hi everyone hope you enjoy this weeks look at the Korg Poly 800 Synthesizer.

At a time when Roland was doing well with their Juno-series, KORG countered with a poly-synth of their own in 1983 with the Poly-800. The Poly-800 was comparable to the Juno-106, at the time, with respect to the fact that musicians now had access to affordable programmable polyphonic analog synthesizers (it listed for under $1,000) with memory storage, stable DCOs (digitally controlled oscillators) and a new state-of-the-art technology called MIDI (although there was no SysEx implementation yet).

The Poly-800 is an eight-voice instrument (two more than the Juno series) with 64 memory patches (half of what the Juno-106 offered) and up to 50 editable parameters! Like the Juno, the Poly-800 had one DCO per voice, although it did feature a Double mode in which the oscillators could be stacked up for a fuller sound and only four voices of polyphony. The analog filter is a 24dB/oct low-pass which is shared by all voices (the Juno has separate filter chips for each voice). There's also a stereo chorus effect, chord memory, a simple built-in sequencer, three digital envelope generators (for the oscillators, the noise generator and the filter), and a funky joystick used to adjust the pitch, modulation and the filter.

Unlike the Juno, which was still a “studio” instrument, the Poly-800 was built for the performer. With a light-weight plastic case (only 10 lb.), a couple low-profile sliders/knobs and only 49 keys, the Poly-800 can run on batteries and has guitar strap pegs so it can be worn like a keytar. A less common reversed color keys model was released for a unique look as well.

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Hi everyone this time we have the wonderful Navation Nova desktop synthesizer.

Here is some info

Novation has basically re-packaged the SuperNova into a desktop performance module and dubbed it the Nova. It uses analog Sound Modeling (ASM) to create stunningly clean but analog-like sounds. "3 completely independent oscillators, a variable noise source and 2 ring modulators per voice. This combined with the Nova's 12 voice polyphony means that there are 36 Oscillators, 24 Ring Modulators and 12 Noise sources available at once. All these waveforms can be combined in the Mixer section allowing the creation of very fat and complex timbres." There's also over 130 modulation routings. There are two inputs for filtering external sounds, a 40 band vocoder and 42 simultaneous effects including Distortion, Comb Filter, Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Delay, Reverb, Panning, Tremolo and EQ.

As a performance module the Nova could not be anymore hands-on nor rhythmically programmable with 20 knobs and 90 switches! "The Arpeggiator is more like a Real Time Music Processor with 384 monophonic, polyphonic and user patterns available. Sounds can be layered in Performances allowing Arpeggiated and sustained sounds to be played at the same time." There are up to 6 arpeggiators! Of course everything about the Nova is MIDI controllable making the Nova an ideal super polyphonic synthesizer for professional musicians in the studio, on the road or in the bedroom.

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Hi everyone going down a different path this week looking at a classic Roland FP3 digital piano.

The FP-3 Digital Piano delivers the sound and touch of a concert grand in a compact instrument that's both stylish and fun to play. Incorporating Roland's top-quality piano sounds and new Progressive Hammer-Action keyboard, the FP-3 will please even the most demanding players, while an onboard Session Partner with realistic drum and bass patterns makes practice more fun.

88-note digital piano with Progressive Hammer-Action keyboard for more dynamic playing
New compact design with elegant champagne gold finish
Roland's finest stereo-sampled piano sounds inherited from the FP-9
40 instrument sounds including "jazz scat" vocals and realistic drums
Onboard Session Partner adds realistic rhythm and bass accompaniment
3-track Song Recorder facilitates learning and makes practice fun
Onboard reverb, chorus and rotary speaker effects
Optional FPS-10A stand includes speaker shelves for integrating powered speakers like MA-8

The stylish FP-3 offers the same high-quality piano sounds of Roland’s flagship FP-9. These stereo-sampled pianos are unsurpassed, thanks to their faithful reproduction of the upper and lower registers and natural cabinet ambience that actually changes according to what notes are being played.

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Hi everyone here is the Korg Micro X an awesome little synthesizer

Here is the background

The MicroX was Korg's most affordable entry into the world of the company's HI (Hyper Integrated) synthesis engine, made popular by the Triton line of workstations. It was released in 2007, along with its larger X50 sibling. Instead of being packaged in a cardboard box, every MicroX came in a durable, bright orange road case. That, along with its diminutive form factor, made it perfect for touring DJs and performers who were looking for lots of bang for their buck. The synth's small footprint also made it a handy edition to a home studio set-up, where it could pull double-duty as a MIDI controller, via a standard USB Type B port. Originally only available in black, a limited edition white model was also offered later.

The MicroX featured a 64Mb Wave ROM. 32Mb contained the classic Triton waveset from the original workstation, while the other 32Mb featured new multi-sampled sounds and drum samples, many of which were unique to the MicroX. In total there were 642 multisamples and 929 drum samples, all of excellent quality, arranged into 640 preset patches. Like all Korg products of this time, those patches could be arranged into Combinations, 384 of them, which made it easy to set up layers and splits. The drum sounds could be organised into any of 40 kits. On top of all that, Korg also added a full GM soundset. With 62-voice polyphony, there were always plenty of voices for even the most complex layered combinations.

The variety and amazing quality of the Wave ROM meant that every musical style was covered. Best of all, every parameter in the MicroX could be programmed by the user, a process aided by a software editor/librarian, both stand-alone and VST, that shipped with the synth. Programming from the front panel was also possible and made easy by a large, backlit display and an array of front panel knobs and switches. Navigating around the different sections of the synth engine was easy enough, considering the depth of programming on hand, although using the software editor was definitely preferable.

The basic synth structure was that of a two oscillator, virtual-analogue synth, with plenty of modulation sources to tailor each patch very precisely. To get even more from the sound engine, the MicroX featured dual arpeggiators, with 256 user programmable memory slots, and an effects section that allowed up to four effects per patch/combination, from an available 89 different effects.

All of this in such a tiny synth may seem fanciful, but Korg pulled it off brilliantly. You got everything that made the Triton workstation an industry standard in a tiny, portable package that was perfect for touring musicians and small home studio set-ups alike. Ultimately, it's biggest limitation was it's two octave, velocity-sensitive keyboard, which made split combinations and chords difficult. However, if you could live with just 25 keys, the depths of the MicroX's abilities would keep any synth player happily exploring its sonic possibilities for years.

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Hi everyone this week we present the Boss Dr synth DS-330 a stunningly small box of soundly goodness.

Here is some Info
Roland's Boss division - as ever the impoverished musician's friend - and a budget, desktop version of the 1U half-rack Sound Canvas known as the Dr Synth DS-330. At £339 it's some £200 cheaper than the SC-55 and strong competition for Yamaha's budget General MIDI module, the TG100.
What you get for your money is a 16-part multitimbral sound module with 28-voice polyphony, 156 instrumental Tones (ie. patches), and some 100 drum and percussion sounds organised into eight Drum Sets. Sound Canvas owners may note with a touch of envy that the DS-330 actually has four more voices than its more expensive relative.

Specs:
Tones: 156
Tone parameters: vibrato rate, vibrato depth, vibrato delay, filter cutoff frequency, filter resonance, filter and amplitude attack time, filter and amplitude decay time, filter and amplitude release time.
Drum Sets: 8
Parts: 16 (Multi mode), 1 (Single mode)
Polyphony: 28 voices
Display: 66 x 26mm LCD, non backlit
Connectors: MIDI In, Out and Thru; L/Mono and R audio out jacks; stereo headphones output (mini-jack); AC adaptor jack
Power supply: 12V AC (BRA AC adaptor supplied)
Dimensions: 8 7/16" (W) x 6 1/2" (D) x 2 1/2" (H); 215mm (W) x 165mm (D) x 57mm (H)
Weight: 1lb 7oz/650g

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Hi everybody hope your all well, this time we have the awesome M3 keyboard workstation.

Here is some info

The Korg M3 was released in 2007 and heralded by Korg as their third generation workstation. The company already proved themselves to be very capable of producing quality workstations at an affordable price, with the M1 and successors, such as the Trinity. Many thought that the OASYS, which was released just two years before the M3, would take this honor, but as groundbreaking as it was, it really couldn't be called affordable.

Four versions of the Korg M3 were made, which allowed you to choose the one that matched the amount of keys you need. Both the 61 and 73-key versions feature semi weighted keyboards, while the 88-key version is weighted. In addition, there is an M3M module of the Korg M3 as well. For the M3 Korg also managed to streamline the HD-1 sound system of their OASYS in the form of the Enhanced Definition Synthesis chip used in the M3. With more than 1,000 multi-samples and more than 1,500 drum samples, the M3 gives you plenty to work with. You can obviously also create your own sounds by making use of the dual-oscillators that are capable of feeding two filters each.

All of the M3's feature quality keyboards and you also get eight velocity-sensitive pads to work with. These pads are assignable, giving you lots of versatility while playing. It's not just the HD-1 sound system of the OASYS that got incorporated into the M3, but also Korg's Karma technology. Furthermore, the M3 sports a generous effects section and it comes with enough on-board RAM for more than five minutes of stereo samples. This limit can also easily be bypassed by making use of USB storage devices.

Thanks to the easy to use touch screen and editing tools of the Korg M3 it is a great hardware alternative to anyone who want to get away from working with a DAW. It features excellent sounds, allows you to save effect settings as presets to save time and was one of the best all-in-one solutions for its time.

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Hi tubes, hear we have the,ZoomH8 handy digital recorder in depth review of the various modes
and everything on this episode was recorded on the ZOOM H8

Here is some H8 features
Customized applications for field recording, music and podcasting
3 distinct interfaces for field recording, music and podcasting
Interchangeable input capsules
12-track simultaneous recording
Four mic inputs and two XLR/TRS combo connectors
Gain control knobs and -20dB pads for each input
Supplied XYH-6 X/Y capsule provides secondary input via a stereo ⅛” Mic/Line In mini phone jack
Phantom power for four main XLR inputs: +12/+24/+48V
Large color LCD touchscreen display
Records directly to SD, SDHC and SDXC cards up to 512GB
Up to 24-bit /96kHz audio in BWF-compliant WAV or a variety of MP3 formats
Auto-record, Pre-record and Backup-record functions mean that you'll never miss that perfect take
Built-in effects, including low-cut filtering, compression, and limiting
Multichannel and stereo USB audio interface for PC/Mac/iPad

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Hi everybody here is the next installment of the Zoom ARQ story

Here is some background info
While Zoom’s ARQ Aero RhythmTrak AR-96 was pretty revolutionary, the company has now added a second product to the range: the AR-48.

This is cut from similar circular cloth to its sibling, and can serve as a drum machine, sequencer, synth, looper, clip launcher, MIDI controller and live performance instrument. There are 460 built-in sounds, and you can import your own WAV files into the synth’s oscillator. You can play sounds chromatically or select a preset scale in the key of your choosing.

You can get editable master effects, and a 32-loop sequencer that enables you to create patterns and songs. There are 16 velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads with programmable colour LEDs, and a 3-axis accelerometer for triggering arpeggiator sounds and effects.

As with the AR-96, the AR-48 features a detachable ring that can be used for performance purposes.

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Hi everybody this time we show you how to synchronise the clocks on you Behringer RD6 and TD3 using midi and trigger sync.

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Hi everyone here is our thoughts on the Zoom ARQ-96 Aero RhythmTrak.

We have loaded our own samples and show you some performances.

Music is a voyage of discovery. One that now goes much further with the creation of the ZOOM ARQ AR-96 Aero RhythmTrak.

The ZOOM ARQ AR-96 is an all-in-one production and live performance instrument which includes an integrated drum machine, sequencer, synthesizer, looper, and MIDI controller with a built-in accelerometer. Even more, ARQ is freedom. With its wireless Bluetooth® Ring Controller, you can escape the booth, move the music, and get in front of the crowd.

Feature List:

Drum machine, sequencer, synthesizer, looper, clip launcher, and MIDI controller in one device
Includes 468 drum/instrument sounds ("one-shot" sampled waveform sounds), 70 types of
synthesizer sounds, and dozens of digital effects
Ring Controller can be used wirelessly as a handheld aerial instrument and to launch audio clips
from DAW software
96 velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads and 160 programmable color LEDs
Grip Detection to automatically prevent accidental note triggering
3-axis accelerometer for altering effects parameters and sending MIDI control messages
Dedicated buttons for sequence REC/PLAY/STOP and for effects on/off
Use up to 5 effects simultaneously, applied to overall drum kit or individual drum sounds
Split mode allows one instrument to be assigned to multiple pads for ease of input
Onboard mixer for setting volumes and muting/soloing parts
Flexible precount, quantize, swing, and beat settings
Audible and/or visual click
Dual 1/4" inputs for phrase recording and loop creation
Audio capture from patterns and songs, from SD card, or from incoming audio signal
Create up to 96 mono or stereo loops, play up to 16 mono loops simultaneously
Loop start and end points can be adjusted manually
Loop tempo synchronization, pitch change, and reverse playback functions
Programmable synthesizer engine
538 oscillator types and 16-voice polyphony
Sound-shaping controls include effects, envelope generators, and stepped and smooth
modulation
Play sounds chromatically, or choose from dozens of preset scales in any key
Adjustable pad velocity and pressure sensitivity
Dedicated tap tempo button for synchronization
Selectable LED light-show animations
Dual 1/4" line outputs and separate 1/4" headphone output with dedicated volume control
USB port and SD card slot
Bluetooth LE for low power consumption and extended usage times

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Dont forget to upgrade your firmware and put your samples in the capture folder on the sd card if you get an ARQ.

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Hi everybody this time we are looking at a Boss Dr550 drum machine bought from ebay which has a fault. If you have a similar fault with your Boss Dr Rhythm hopefully you will find this helpful

Info about the Boss Dr550 Dr Rhythm Drum Machine

THE NEW DR Rhythm has instant appeal - from the moment you see it to the moment you hear its high-quality sounds to the moment you discover that it's easy to use. Boss have concentrated on providing a solid collection of standard kit and Latin instruments rather than dazzling you with a diverse collection of more exotic instruments, and have ensured a good balance of acoustic and electronic sounds with an overall clean, upfront quality. The 550 is far more versatile sonically and far more sophisticated functionally than its predecessors, and benefits from the introduction of MIDI, at last, to the Dr Rhythm series.

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Hi everyone the Behringer RD6 has arrived come on down

Info Beheringer RD-6
The RHYTHM DESIGNER RD-6 provides all the tools you need to become a master beat-maker, including: 8 drum sounds and a 16-step sequencer – for a quick and easy-to-use drum machine that’ll shake the house!

Built to enhance the way you perform, the RD-6 boasts a 16-step drum sequencer which allows for real-time switching between 32 separate patterns. Start building song structures on-the-fly and even edit them to your liking. Mix any of the 8 drum sounds by adjusting their dedicated level knobs. The RD-6-SR also comes with a distortion based on the venerable DS-1. Add spice and a bit of edge to your tone by flipping the Distortion switch on and adjusting the amount and tone of the distortion. Each pattern you create can also be chained into a whole song up to 256 bars which adds up to eight and a half minutes of beats perfect for those spicy jams where you just can’t stop.Great care has been taken in designing the RD-6 to achieve new possibilities in beat creation by reviving a timeless design from one of the most classic drum machines of yesteryear. By taking a fresh and modern approach on a classic drum machine, the RD-6 gives you the power to harness the phenomenal sound of the venerable TR-606 and tap into some new features as well. Punchy bass drums through sizzling hi-hats and even the authentic and renowned BR-110 clap sound can be manipulated to take your rhythm performance to the next level. This is an analog beat-making monster!

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Take the Fear out the Gear YouTube channel is dedicated to bring you the information about musical equipment that you need to know before buying. Presented by your hosts Jay Bangers and Chumley Warner they impart their wealth of knowledge and experience to bring you up to speed with what you need to know. Both the presenters have had experience over the years in Recording studios, Live mixing and recording on the road, playing in bands and building various electronic projects to produce wild soundscapes. Hope you enjoy the channel please subscribe and thanks for watching cheers Bangers and Chumley!