The lush pad on “P.Y.T.” (after Michael sings “I’ll take you there . . .”). It sounds multitracked, but really, it’s not. It’s a singletrack sample of Michael Jackson’s voice, done on an E-mu Emulator I — serial number 1, in fact! We then used this mode the Emulator had where you could sample the sound twice, then detune one of the voices while in “unison” mode. It was recorded with lots of top end added, and Bruce Swedien’s special reverb known as “spit.” Quincy Jones would say, “Sven, put some spit on it!”more
"The [Yamaha] DX-7 as well. The DX-7 was more Invisible Touch where you get the much more percussive sort of sounds. Of course, the sampling instruments that started to come in. I started to use the [E-mu] Emulator III. I think that was Mama as well, as I think about it. We just sort of sampled everything around the place to see what sort of effects it had. I do think the instruments did affect the writing quite a bit. I do think when you go back and hear the sounds, I do love the sort of fat synths." Source: http://www.worldofgenesis.com/TonyBanks-Interview2009-part2.htmmore
"[The Residents] had never toured before because their music depended so much on the studio and they feared that it would not translate well to stage. However, the invention of EM-U's Emulator in 1981 was a big step forward in music creation. The Emulator was the first affordable sampler, and it allowed musicians to take all those sounds which can't be produced by conventional instruments and play them back with great precision and control. They were so impressed that, ever the technophiles, they ordered one immediately. Their first one was Emulator #0005. The band used it extensively on the second Mole Trilogy album, The Tunes of Two Cities, and started experimenting with using it to perform music from The Mark of the Mole live in their studio." [As detailed from this page by the Residents themselves.](http://www.residents.com/historical/?page=moleshow)more
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