For drum samples, Bortnick uses a Korg Electrive ES-1 MK II. “OK, this thing is awesome,” he says at (21:15). “It's a sampling machine, meaning you’re putting in your own sounds. So a lot of the drum sounds in there. I put them in there or I found somewhere, frankly it's been so long I don't remember where all sounds come from. I don't use it on every song, but the computer always routes into the drum machine 'cause it has a stereo input. So, I sort of almost use it as a mixing board and effects processor for the computer, but it also has beats that I use. But the cool thing about this is kind of like an instrument, or any things up here and you can really play it. Everything's right there. It's really great. You feel very spontaneous. It's not like the computer, where you sort of have to stare at the screen and find where your pointer is, and then plan ahead. This is much more intuitive, which is great. So songs that are really beat intensive, I'll use this Korg drum machine.”more
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