Nortec Collective Studio: Behind the Scenes
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February 9, 2011 – Ramón Amezcua (Bostich) gives a tour of his in-home studio where he and Pepe Mogt (Fussible) experiment with sound.
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This drum machine is from the early '80s. In the beginning we work doing the tracks here. Let me connect it. The sequencer is the main sound [ playing ] and the drum machine [ clicking, beats ] here we put the sounds, OK. And this is a drum machine it's called TR808. This drum machine is very classic, one of the very first electric music from the hip hop like Africa Mambata they started working with this drum machine. Most of the synthesizers here are very vintage, this is a modular synthesizer here, and this is a sequencer a Mobius sequencer the R2600. That was used for a lot of electronic musicians [band names], and we put everything together here. We Pepe and I love to play with this [ music ] OK this is the sequencer, let me put the volume here a little bit [ sound ] put more sounds here a drum machine [ clicking, beats ] OK, this is our laboratory here where we do the sounds. And most of the sounds we put the trumpet, the accordion player, we bring to the studio and start mixing that sounds with the electronics that's how we build the Nortec songs.