"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
This is my only rack sampler and if i had an idea of where to place it in my tiny corner of a studio, i'd still use it. Rack samplers are pretty big... The editing and saving to floppy or zips really had me thinking about how to get the most out with very little. The sound is unmatched, from sampling quality to the sound of the low pass filters, as well as the ability to layer samples!! Your samples will have the highs rolled off, however i think this works well in adding highs post eq. Enough outs to route to effects in an outboard mixer.
Here's a song i did with drums and synth from the s3000xl: https://nothingstellar.bandcamp.com/track/i-still-broke-down And another one, where near the end is a guitar note sampled to the s3000xl and run through a Johnson j-station, giving it a tape echo type sound: https://nothingstellar.bandcamp.com/track/ahead-of-realization