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May 9, 2006

famous sounds

with MP3 links two examples:

"Gated Snare: First heard on Peter Gabriel's third album, then virtually trademarked by Phil Collins, this is what happens when you run a drum through excessive reverb and then chop off the decay. So don't do it. "

"The "Pump Up The Volume" loop: Characteristic early house loop - from MARRS' hit - TR-909 galore, with analog 808 bongos."

May 3, 2006

PDFs of manuals for consumer products

Including various synths. BoingBoing entry