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MFB-503 for Radiohead style beats?
Old 8th February 2009
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MFB-503 for Radiohead style beats?

hey, iv listened to all the demos of this machine but they all seem to be a bit boring and standard etc. so i want to know how the 503 handles radiohead style(idioteque etc) beats, also if u dont think its great for this style of thing, what can recommend other then a really expensive module(i dont have a moduler synth).

Any help is appreciated,

Cheers,

Conor
Old 8th February 2009
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Samples. I know that they now use a 909 but around the Kid A period they used several Akai samplers on stage. My guess is that its samples.
Could be wrong though.
Also there is really cool reverb on the drums in that song that make it sound unique.
The kick sounds like its layered to me.
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Originally Posted by SuperCollider ➑️
hey, iv listened to all the demos of this machine but they all seem to be a bit boring and standard etc. so i want to know how the 503 handles radiohead style(idioteque etc) beats, also if u dont think its great for this style of thing, what can recommend other then a really expensive module(i dont have a moduler synth).

Any help is appreciated,

Cheers,

Conor
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Originally Posted by sctt_stone ➑️
Samples. I know that they now use a 909 but around the Kid A period they used several Akai samplers on stage. My guess is that its samples.
Could be wrong though.
Also there is really cool reverb on the drums in that song that make it sound unique.
The kick sounds like its layered to me.
thanks man, im pretty sure for Idioteque he uses some module sequencer for the beats live. any other recommandations from people?

Conor
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Idioteque always sounded to me like a 909 going through a rat distortion pedal or something. You could also get very close with an elektron machinedrum.
Old 8th February 2009 | Show parent
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I think they had this Concussor synth or something from analogue solutions.
http://www.analoguesolutions.com/
Best bet is to get a sampler, the machinedrum is also nice.
Old 9th February 2009 | Show parent
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I'd say a mix of AS modules and samples.
Have Radiohead ever used a 909?
95% of their drums are real acoustic sounds.
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Originally Posted by chrisso ➑️
I'd say a mix of AS modules and samples.
Have Radiohead ever used a 909?
95% of their drums are real acoustic sounds.
Some videos of them playing stuff from 'In Rainbows' shows them using a 909.
Old 9th February 2009 | Show parent
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I belive thats what they use in Video Tape.
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Radiohead have good ideas.

That's the main thing.

- c
Old 15th April 2019
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supercollider is wholly 909, and it features prominently on videotape...in fact that 'slip/slop' groove is 909 and later acoustic drums combine.

They often key off a 909 or the MPC-60. It's the swing, groove that is important not so much the sounds. The 909, internally, has a really interesting groove. Via Midi things get very slippery.
Old 15th April 2019
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They use a CR-78 quite a bit on AMSP too.
Old 15th April 2019
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Kid A was a lot of processing. The main riff on the opener is a Rhodes.

They also have a lot of synths (all the synths!!!), but if I recall correctly they spent a lot of time with the Nord Modular around the Kid A/Amnesiac sessions.

A lot of OK Computer was processing stuff through AMS delay, Akai S3000 and Mutronics Mutator and the likes.

Their 909 has been on a lot from Thief onwards and there's many pictures of them on tour with it.
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Kid A was a lot of processing. The main riff on the opener is a Rhodes.
Not to be that guy, but EIIRP was actually made using a Prophet 5. The Rhodes is just used for playing it live.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Deleted 80b9b09 ➑️
Kid A was a lot of processing. The main riff on the opener is a Rhodes.
"Everything In It's Right Place"?

'twas a Prophet-5 in the studio, sounding sort of like a cross between an organ and a Rhodes. They picked up the Prophet sometime during the OK Computer tour (you can see Jonny playing it in the film MEETING PEOPLE IS EASY)

Live, it's a Rhodes.

(Unless you meant the ringy bell-like tones that open "Kid A" -- the song)
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