I’ve made music on and off since my teens. For a long time I used Sonar on the computer, but over the past few months I’ve become tired of looking at a screen for both work and play. I decided to move back to a hardware setup.
I bought a new synthesizer last year, a Waldorf Blofeld. And I was searching for tutorials on programming the Blofeld when I found this fellow’s music. He sequences on an Akai MPC500 and produces those wonderful rhythms with an Elektron Machinedrum. It inspired me to buy a used Akai MPC1000 and start linking equipment. The latest addition, an old MS2000R, came the other day.
There are one or two more things I need to complete the setup, but I hope to have it ready this month. It’s good to be pushing buttons and turning knobs again. It doesn’t matter how good the software is, it’s always nice to get your hands on a good piece of equipment.