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thekernel
*Edited 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
suitandtieguy
I'm pretty sure the KLF were using Notator or Creator.
Bricks
thekernel wrote:
Boards of Canada (Roland MC-202?)


Ive seen that somewhere else too, so, probably in their arsenal
Just me
I sooo miss my Stacy 4 and Notator. (And aSTronomy and a few other programs that I really loved at the time.) Nothing today is as easy or simplisticly comprehensive as Notator was.
valis
During Eno's DX days and through the 1990s he used mostly PowerMac/Opcode sequencing.

http://music.hyperreal.org/artists/brian_eno/interviews/futmus95.html

And let's not forget his work with tape ; )
JohnLRice
ELP/Keith Emerson: Moog 960
Tangerine Dream: : Moog 960 and?
Larry Fast:
Johnisfaster
This is an odd topic, I mean a lot of the good electronic acts have been around 20 years or more. I'd imagine in that time you could list over 100 sequencers they've used in and out of the studio.

Look at Aphex Twins catelog, he's released something like 1000 songs. Likely it would be pretty hard to list the sequencers he's used.
criticalmonkey
eno uses logic - atleast he did most of the spore soundtrack in logic
dude
i remember reading an article a years ago which discussed basement jaxx early sampler/sequencers/gear were. i still love me a lot of rooty and kish kash. keep hoping their newer stuff was better. anyone heard/liked their most recent? sorry for the ot.
Johnisfaster
Autechre - Max/msp, logic, Alesis mmt-8, Roland MC-202, Yamaha RY-30, MPC-1000, Machinedrum, Monomachine and so on...
Morley
thekernel wrote:

Juan Atkins: Korg SQD-1 (!)


Derrick May too. He remixed a track of mine and did all the parts with an SQD-1


Jean Michel Jarre - MDB Polysequencer
A few of the Techno lot (early 90's) used a TR909 for sequencing
MicroFi
Morley wrote:
A few of the Techno lot (early 90's) used a TR909 for sequencing


How?
Triggering synths' internal sequencers? Or ... ?
Morley
It sends midi out from the patterns... Robert Leiner did it live. TR909, K2000 and Synthi AKS.
Each drum a different note.
Obviously it's single shot stuff but I used my TR505 that way too.
robotfunk
Yeah that's what I ended up doing, muting one bank of sounds on a Yamaha RY30 to send MIDI notes to my Synthex...

Forced to work this way after selling the ST and getting the Falcon and saving up for a year to get Logic Audio on it ... and when I got it .. it couldn't even loop a bar without stuttering .... grrr

programming was fast as hell tho, one of the reasons I'm building a hardware sequencer now is missing that speedy process..
cv slime 800
EDMX (DMX Krew) talks through composing a track in a studio special podcast while using an Akai MPC1000 with a Kenton Pro-Solo controlling his Analogue Systems modular:
http://dmxkrew.blogspot.com/2010/01/fifteen-studio-special.html

He also uses a Roland MC-500 shown in his studio pictures:
http://durftal.com/music/edmx/dmxstudio/
MicroFi
Morley wrote:
It sends midi out from the patterns... Robert Leiner did it live. TR909, K2000 and Synthi AKS.
Each drum a different note.
Obviously it's single shot stuff but I used my TR505 that way too.


Why didn't I think of that earlier?!
I'm going to hook up my TR-909 to my Jupiter-6 tonight.

Thanks for the info, Morley! thumbs up
Morley
It's great fun! Exceptionally good for short blippy sequences.
I am not sure in the 909 but you may need to activate the midi out somehow.. it's in the manual somewhere!
Babaluma
i think "famous artists and their sequences" would be a better topic for discussion.

not the tools but the entity that is using them, etc...
suitandtieguy
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.
MicroFi
Babaluma wrote:
i think "famous artists and their sequences" would be a better topic for discussion.

not the tools but the entity that is using them, etc...


I don't know, really.
I find this a very interesting topic.

Personally, I compose totally different music/melodies on different sequencers. It can really define/shape someones overall 'sound'.
thekernel
Dunno, I'm fascinated. If i want to write a 'song' i'll use Logic/Reason. But if I want to recreate a sound/feel in the production (or just mess about), I like the challenge of getting the 'old school' vibe (or at least a hybrid). Knowing the original approach/equipment seems to help me.

I like the 'if it ain't broke' attitude too. Dre and his 3000, Liam Howlett and his W30 etc. I find it interesting that computers are becoming reliable/user friendly enough for people to ditch their hardware (or at least combine with contemporary software).

Also, I'm fairly sure that the W-30/ Akai S1000 defines the sound/feel/shape/vibe/flow/ whatever of the early Prodigy stuff. (Likewise Orbital and their MMT-8's/Akai S700/TR909). This 'old-schooling' (sorry) surely helps when composing contemporary music in ableton etc.
SquidInSquidInk
Two ends of the scale here in terms of sequencing complexity:

I believe DAF used a SQ-10 on their classic records.

And Venetian Snares uses Renoise.

baltimoroder
DAFT PUNK

Pre-Homework - Alesis MMT-8
Homework/Discovery - ASRX, SP1200, ?
Pretty sure they currently use Ableton; at least they do when they play live.

From http://mixonline.com/mag/audio_daft_punk/
baltimoroder
Goldie (er,... Rob Playford)

Timeless - Notator

He's also listed as using the Latronic Notron but I'd bet that's from when he was dating Bjork. razz

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jun98/articles/goldie.html
thekernel
Some awsome info posted here... thanks.

Always wondered about daft punk. Cool!

LMAO at that Goldie comment : )
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