MATRIXSYNTH: Casio SK-1 - Is a full production possible with only this?

Friday, November 23, 2018

Casio SK-1 - Is a full production possible with only this?


Published on Nov 23, 2018 Espen Kraft

Completed track starts at 3:50

"Casio SK-1 sampling keyboard from 1985. Is it just a retro toy these days? Is it possible to make a full production using only sounds and samples from the SK-1?

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I think it is and I've sampled a couple of sounds from the Roland Alpha Juno 2 into it, multi tracked it in the computer. I've also slowed down a couple of the internal rhythm tracks and recorded those into the DAW and from there chopped these up and created a new drum track.
Vocals recorded and voila! A brand new track. "The Weekend".
Every sound is off the SK-1, vocals added, mixed and mastered.

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Growing up I listened to so much synth-pop and it's only natural that my own tracks takes inspiration from many of the acts I loved back then. I still love them and listen to them!

Howard Jones, Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys, New Order, Thompson Twins, Tears for Fears, The Human League, Propaganda. FGTH, Ultravox, OMD, Euryhmics, Duran Duran, Giorgio Moroder, Jean Michel Jarre, Jan Hammer, Alphaville, A-ha and many more."

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