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Famous Artists and their Sequencers: LISTED HERE
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tron23
youkon wrote:
Richie Hawtin now also uses a Cirklon (I think, besides lots of other stuff)


Right next to Social Entropy's Engine. Guinness ftw!
m0d
suitandtieguy wrote:
JohnLRice wrote:
Tangerine Dream: : Moog 960 and?


Oberheim DS-2
Projekt Elektronik stuff (Voltage Store Unit/Timecontroller/etc)
_possibly_ PPG 100-series and 300-series sequencers
Helmut Groethe sequencers mated to dual PPG 340 Wavecomputers (Logos)
random EEH-built stuff (Le Parc)

i'm sure there was other stuff too. i'll bet the internal sequencers in the Wave keyboards were used as well as the WaveTerm if that had a sequencer as well.


Each member of Tangerine Dream had an Atari ST on stage during the Optical Race tour.
thekernel
Further additions - more Atari love...

PORTISHEAD 1994 - Atari st Cubase
808 STATE 1990 - Atari st with Hybrid arts SMPTE track
PRIMAL SCREAM 1991 - Atari Notator
FUTURE SOUND OF LONDON 1991 - Atari Notator
AIR 1998 - Atari st (sequencer unknown)
BASEMENT JAXX - Atari ST with Cubase
XPPRESS2 - Atari Notator
SASHA AND DIGWEED - Atari Notator

AIR:
http://thequietus.com/articles/07785-air-le-voyage-dans-la-lune-interv iew
We always use analogue and new technology but back in 1998 we only had analogue - like the Moog and Rhodes - and we had the new technology of the day which was an Atari computer...

XPPRESS2
https://www.trackitdown.net/news/show/104934.html
There was us, our bags of vinyl, Danny the engineer, a huge old analogue mixing desk (that took up half the room), Akai S1000 sampler, an Atari computer running Notator software and all manner of keyboards, drum machines and outboard kit and effects

SASHA AND DIGWEED
https://ask.audio/articles/interview-sasha-talks-changing-face-of-musi c-production-djing

BASEMENT JAXX
https://www.facebook.com/AkaiPro/posts/325687417551010
Felix firing up the original Red Alert session on the Atari to get stems for a remix by Analog People in a Digital World (Producers). http://bit.ly/RedAlertAPDW
When we recorded Remedy, we had an Atari sequencer;

http://www.musicradar.com/news/tech/basement-jaxxs-simon-ratcliffe-on- their-origins-and-comeback-614253
gchatto
I know Animal Collective use a lot of Elektron gear, especially the Octatrack, and I've seen Geologist using Rene/Pressure Points more recently. Avey Tare also made his solo album Down There almost entirely on a Monomachine.
calaveras
Pretty sure that some of these acts like Kraftwerk, Vince Clarke have pretty much used all of the above.
OTOH there are acts like Devo and a few British 80's synthpop acts that have claimed at various times that NONE of their sequency sounding stuff was sequenced. That is just them playing like robots.
beatcleaver
calaveras wrote:
Pretty sure that some of these acts like Kraftwerk, Vince Clarke have pretty much used all of the above.
OTOH there are acts like Devo and a few British 80's synthpop acts that have claimed at various times that NONE of their sequency sounding stuff was sequenced. That is just them playing like robots.


If I remember rightly in that Synth Britannia documentary Andy McCluskey from OMD said he played all of those early "sequenced" parts by hand.
calaveras
Yeah didn't OMD have some kind of disclaimer on their album 'no sequencers were used'.
m0d
calaveras wrote:
Yeah didn't OMD have some kind of disclaimer on their album 'no sequencers were used'.


Human League had a statement like that in at least one of their albums.
xclark
m0d wrote:
calaveras wrote:
Yeah didn't OMD have some kind of disclaimer on their album 'no sequencers were used'.


Human League had a statement like that in at least one of their albums.


If memory serves, OMD sounds kinda loose and hand-played, but Human League seems tight like it would have been sequenced. We're they lying?
m0d
xclark wrote:
If memory serves, OMD sounds kinda loose and hand-played, but Human League seems tight like it would have been sequenced. We're they lying?

It may have been a different band (Yello?), but I vaguely remember it was an early Human League album. Also, I was young enough that "we don't use sequencers" vs the "oh, ok... then they are legit" frame of mind seemed a little odd. Later recordings tightened up a little bit. smile
thekernel
*Updated 4th March 2017*

New Order: Powertran 1024, Yamaha QX1, Apple Mac & Mastertracks
Depeche Mode: ARP 1601, Roland MC-4b, NED Synclavier, Atari Cubase
Kraftwerk: Roland MC-8 & MC-4, Voyetra
Human League: Roland MC-8 & MC-4
Portishead 1994 - Atari Cubase
Basement Jaxx - Atari Cubase
Beloved: Atari Cubase
Royksopp: Atari ST Cubase, Voyetra
Prodigy: Roland W-30, Atari Cubase
Fluke: MMT8, Atari Cubase
Orbital: MMT8, Atari Cubase
Juno Reactor: Roland MC-202, Akai MPC-60, Atari Cubase
Underworld: Akai MPC 2000XL
Juan Atkins: Korg SQD1
Derrick May: Korg SQD1
Kevin Saunderson: Commodore 128, Dr. T's Sonus
808 State 1990 - Atari st with Hybrid arts SMPTE track
AIR - Atari st (sequencer unknown)
Dr.Dre: MPC3000
Plaid: Roland MC-500
LCD Sound System: Korg SQ-10

Fatboy Slim: MSQ700, MC500, Atari ST Creator
The Orb: Atari ST Notator
KLF: Atari ST Notator
David Arnold: Atari Notator
XPPRESS2 - Atari Notator
Sasha & Digweed - Atari Notator
Primal Scream 1991 - Atari Notator
Future Sound of London 1991 - Atari Notator
Howie B: Atari ST Notator
Goldie: Atari Notator

Ian Levine - Fairlight & Apple Mac, Mark of the Unicorn Performer & Composer
Aswad - MC500
Renegade Soundwave- Atari ST Pro24 III
Adamski - Ensoniq SQ80
Mantronix - Sequential Studio 440
Pascal Gabrial: Commodore 64, Steinberg Pro 16
Petesasqwax
DJ SHADOW - obviously went from 4-track pause-button tapes to an MPC60 but these days seems very much into Ableton

DJ NU-MARK - originally an MPC2000, since then I know he's used 1000s and 500s but for a while he was eulogising about NI Maschine and whilst I'm not aware of him having changed his setup, he is listed on Akai's website as an Akai artist...

CUT CHEMIST - MPC2000 (could be an XL) and Pro Tools

ODD NOSDAM - orginally SP-202 Dr. Sample and a Roland VS-880. Then a PC running Digital Performer, followed by Pro-Tools

JEL - SP-303, SP1200, MPC2000XL, Roland VS-880, Pro-Tools.
thekernel
Plaid:
https://www.attackmagazine.com/features/interview/plaid/

‘Sequencing was initially an Alesis MMT-8 then Dr T’s on Commodore…’
thekernel
[quote="xclark"][quote="m0d"]
calaveras wrote:
Human League seems tight like it would have been sequenced. We're they lying?



'Dare' was sequenced with the Roland MC-8, but the majority of the polyphonic parts were played live. Drums were from the Linn LM-1 and Roland system 700.
thekernel
Karl Bartos on Kraftwerk and the Roland MC-8:

"It was crap! We never used it on any recordings and wasted a hell of a lot of time on it…"

https://web.archive.org/web/20150608005242/http://www.soundonsound.com  /sos/mar98/articles/electric.html
dubonaire
calaveras wrote:
OTOH there are acts like Devo ... have claimed at various times that NONE of their sequency sounding stuff was sequenced. That is just them playing like robots.


Alan Meyers was a human metronome. He was a truly amazing drummer.
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