Posted: Feb 01, 2018 1:02 am
by SafeAsMilk
Nice! I think there might have already been a thread for this, but I couldn't find it. Anyway, this is my response to your last post...

Yeah, the 707 was digital samples. Had a thumping snare and bass. Mid to late eighties the only people really using 808s were hip hop artists. I wasn't until House really hit that they came back into fashion in Synth Britannia, which is what we modeled ourselves after. My first drum machine was a Boss DR-110 which was a poor man's 606.

Poly800s were super cheap (it also made it a great sandbox for mods- have a look online). IIRC I got mine for 950$CDN (12 monthly payments) We rented a Poly6 previously. I wish I had kept it. It was a poor mans Prophet 5.

I eventually got an MPU 101 which was a MIDI to CV/Gate interface which allowed control of the Pro One from my Atari instead of using the HR16 to trigger the on board sequencer. (The HR 16 had four outs so we would trigger by sending a closed hihat to the Pro One trigger in)

I think pretty much all the samples from the 707 were taken from the 909, weren't they? I always thought the DR-110 sounded way better than the 606, though they both sound pretty different to me.

I have seen a lot of crazy mods for the Poly800, I'd imagine you'd need to add a few knobs just to make it not a complete hassle to program! That's cool you had a Pro One, those things are legend now. I'd also love to get my hands on a PolySix, though again seems vastly different from a Prophet 5. Though I guess there weren't that many polys around at that point :lol: The Korg plugin version of the PolySix is pretty good, the Mono/Poly one sounds terrible unfortunately :sigh: