"I've got an 8100 Power Mac that was basically outdated the second I bought it. I use Performer, and I have four 760 Roland samplers. I have a Korg TR rack sound module, a Korg O1RW sound module, a Korg X3R, an old Proteus FX and a Roland JD-1080. I've got a Roland R-8M. My keyboard is a Roland D-70. I have an old Ensoniq ASR-10 sampler. I have a Tascam DA-88 and a Mackie 32*8 mixing console, plus a couple of Lexicon reverb units."more
Included in his studio are synthesizers such as the Roland MKS-70, two MKS-50s, a MKS-80 and D-50; Yamaha TX-81Z; four Oberheim Matrix 1000s, E-mu Orbit and Morpheus, and a Casio VZ-10M. Sample players include Kurzweil 1000AX+, Roland U-110, Oberheim DPX-1, E-mu Proformance Piano and Proteus (as well as the Proteus 2 and 3), Alesis NanoBass and samplers, including a Casio FZ-10M, two Akai S-1000s and three Akai CD-3000s. He also turns to E-mu Procussion, Roland R-8M, Alesis DM-5, Roland BD-1 and a Roland SPD-11 for drum sounds.more
Pitch that handclap down about three semitones and have like half of early 90s techno. Now that all of the samples in this sample-based rackmount unit are available via sample packs, there's no particular reason to use an R-8M, unless you have a particularly discerning ear and can (claim to be able to) hear Roland's sonic signature.
Nice module, not because of the standard built in sounds which are ok for an electronic drummer but mainly because it has 8 individual outs like it's big brother. Put in the Electronic kit or dance kit card and it is a very capable studio machine. Haven't got around to actually using the feel-parameters in a usable way but euhrm.. theoretically it sounds very nice; alternating timing, sound decay and velocity with a randomiser should work...