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"But that's when I heard Daft Punk's first album. Wow! It just blew my mind. It was electronic music, but it was also rock 'n' roll. I went and bought a little computer, Cubase, an Akai S3000, a Roland Juno-106… and, luckily, we still had access to the big studio in Tel Aviv. I was no longer an indie kid. Now, I wanted to make electronic music."more
Liam uses it in the live shows! Sampling System 16 bit linear Sampling Rates 44.1 kHz / 22.05 kHz Memory 16 MB (standard) / 32 MB ROM + 16 MB ROM (expanded) Polyphony 32 voices Maximum Samples 255 Maximum Programs 254 Recording Gain HI = -58 dBm / MID = -38 dBm / LOW = -18 dBm Filters Digital moving low-pass filter (-12 dB/octave with resonance) Envelope Generators 2 (1 multi-stage) LFOs 2 Hard Disk Recording Provided Effects Echo/Chorus/Pitch Shift/Delay/Reverb Display Back-lit 40 x 8 characters (640 x 240 dots) Help Pages Provided Storage Devices 3.5-inch 2HD/2DD floppy disk 3.5-inch hard disk (optional) internally mountable 3.5-inch MO disk drive (optional) internally mountable Standard Inputs XLR (balanced) x 2, 1/4-inch phone jack (balanced) x 2 Standard Outputs XLR (balanced) x 2, 1/4-inch phone jack (unbalanced) x 2 Assignable Outputs 1/4-inch phone jack (unbalanced) x 8 Headphones 1/4-inch stereo phone jack x 1 Footswitch 1/4-inch phone jack x 1 MIDI DIN-5P IN x 1, OUT x 1, THRU x 1 SCSI Provided S/PDIF Digital In/Out Provided SMPTE Reader/Generator Provided Power Requirements 120VAC 60Hz 45W / 220-240VAC 50Hz 45W Dimensions 483mm x 133mm x 429mm (W x H x D) (EIA 3U size) Weight 8.8 kgmore
Stargate's work is almost entirely 'in the box', but they keep a few rackmounting synths and samplers around. From top: Furman power conditioner, Digidesign 96I/O interface, Roland JV1010 synth, Yamaha Motif Rack synth, Emu Proteus 2000 synth, Yamaha Motif Rack XS, Digidesign MIDI interface, Apple G5 Power Mac and Akai S3000XL sampler. Photo: Lucas Thorpemore