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Fun Virtual 808 / 303 - "ReBirth" Reborn?
#3065516 10/09/20 06:48 PM
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Where's the manual? I don't get it (the UI). And why should I care?

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Re: Fun Virtual 808 / 303 - "ReBirth" Reborn?
Mike Rivers #3065556 10/10/20 05:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Mike Rivers
Where's the manual? I don't get it (the UI).

To start, hit the button that says Start. Then click on the matrix to add or remove notes. To add a fill, click the Fill button. To change the tempo, rotate the Tempo knob. To clear the notes and start over, click on the Clear button. I can understand that it might not make sense to someone who hasn't seen or used a TR-808, but it's been a staple of multiple forms of music since it was introduced 40 years ago.

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And why should I care?

Imagine the ramifications for someone who wanted to teach a course on programming synthesizers if having a hardware synth was no longer a barrier to entry. (You can say a computer is a barrier to entry, but let's face it, computers and iPads are used for lots of things, not just learning how to program synthesizers. Odds are there's already one in the average household, and Chromebooks are getting cheaper all the time.)

This kind of thing could even be embedded in an online course, sort of like how you embed videos, except this would be interactive.

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Anderton #3065569 10/10/20 02:57 PM
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Every time I see 808 I think of my name BOB.

My name is on most digital clocks in the US twice a day.

"Notes" is just my screen name. When I joined alt.saxophone, one of the usenet newsgroups there was a Bob Norton, Robert Norton and a Bobby Norton. I guess my parents weren't very original <grin>, So I took the name that my sister's business partner always called me "Notes" and as I started my business it just followed me.


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Anderton #3065570 10/10/20 02:58 PM
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There is a "Hamburger" menu in the upper right corner with a link to a helpful video by A Guy Called Gerald.

Different browsers seem to do a better or worse job on chewing up the first beats.

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Re: Fun Virtual 808 / 303 - "ReBirth" Reborn?
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Originally Posted by Anderton
To start, hit the button that says Start.

Ahha! That was my problem. In my web browser, the Start button is yellow with the text in a very light font. I couldn't find a Start button until you assured me that there was one. This isn't something that I'm inclined to explore, but I get your point about it being a good teaching tool.

What was that rhythm box program that Roland released earlier in the year that looked like a good teaching tool? I did manage to figure out how to do something musical with that on.

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Mike Rivers #3065588 10/10/20 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike Rivers
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To start, hit the button that says Start.

Ahha! That was my problem. In my web browser, the Start button is yellow with the text in a very light font.

I also don't appreciate that the names for the drums in the column on the left are so difficult to read...but hey, it's free smile

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Originally Posted by Anderton
I also don't appreciate that the names for the drums in the column on the left are so difficult to read...but hey, it's free smile

Oh, is that what those things are. I heard different sounds when I clicked a button in a row, but I didn't know those blocks to the left were labels until I got out a magnifying glass. Not being a drummer, I don't recognize about half of the abbreviations.

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Originally Posted by Mike Rivers
I don't recognize about half of the abbreviations.
Meh. Drummers don't know the names, either. To them, it's that tinny round thing, the ding-y round thing, the boomy round thing, the crackly round thing, etc.

wink h/t to all my drummer friends! roll


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I resemble that remark (drums is the first instrument I learned) grin

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What always amazes me about non-drummers playing drum parts is they think the secret is in the drum sounds. They don't realize it's much more important how those sounds are played.

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Originally Posted by Anderton
What always amazes me about non-drummers playing drum parts is they think the secret is in the drum sounds. They don't realize it's much more important how those sounds are played.

It's probably the same for non-guitarists playing guitar parts. That's the trouble with this MIDI stuff - you get people who don't learn how to play the instruments that their sounds are emulating.

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Originally Posted by Anderton
What always amazes me about non-drummers playing drum parts is they think the secret is in the drum sounds. They don't realize it's much more important how those sounds are played.

That's what amazes me about some equipment designers too. laugh

The widgets in the OP has "Shuffle" and "Accent " knobs but there is no "Greasy Fatback" setting, just more video game hypno-"groove" stuffs.

Can't get the Purdie Shuffle or Charlie Watts thang, no way no how.

There was a funny bit in Tape Op a long time ago about The Money Box. It was a box full of percussion toys available for use in a recording studio. People think they can just grab a couple of shakers and track something cool on their record. So they burn up studio time trying to spice up their tracks - The Money Box.

Some of them can, I have a friend that somehow can just play the tambourine, she is really good at it without trying. Great strummer on guitar too so there's that.


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