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So this was after all the mystical Oberheim DMX they programmed for FALAA's recording sessions, funny that Wayne's carrying it like a baby, looks like the thing had already become somewhat of a shaman for the band with the sole purpose (apart from drumming duties) of conducting the girls' speed rituals & other debauched practices towards the occasional spiritual jerk-off tunes which all the sisters' songs eventually came to be. What do you think, man?

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I think that becuse is before noon here (CET) and becuse i didn't drink alcohol i can't replay to your question in 'sesnible' way.
And this photo isn't really new. :kiss:
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Bartek wrote: And this photo isn't really new. :kiss:
For you maybe, but not for other people, you may rest assured of that.
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ah yeah, the black planet video shoot... there was a post around here somewhere that linked to the original blog that he video director wrote... interesting stuff (including a bit about them teaching andrew to drive iirc) :D

it has been posted before, but its always good to bring these things back every now and again for the newer folks 8)
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BIG RIG! :lol:

amazing it ever worked tbh.

and the good doktor circa 2011:

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how times change... finally! :D
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Quiff Boy wrote:ah yeah, the black planet video shoot... there was a post around here somewhere that linked to the original blog that he video director wrote... interesting stuff (including a bit about them teaching andrew to drive iirc) :D

it has been posted before, but its always good to bring these things back every now and again for the newer folks 8)
Do you have the link of that post?
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demolitionsisters wrote:
Quiff Boy wrote:ah yeah, the black planet video shoot... there was a post around here somewhere that linked to the original blog that he video director wrote... interesting stuff (including a bit about them teaching andrew to drive iirc) :D

it has been posted before, but its always good to bring these things back every now and again for the newer folks 8)
Do you have the link of that post?
after a bit of searching...here it´s!!

http://www.robertwebb.com/som.htm
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dtsom wrote:
demolitionsisters wrote:
Quiff Boy wrote:ah yeah, the black planet video shoot... there was a post around here somewhere that linked to the original blog that he video director wrote... interesting stuff (including a bit about them teaching andrew to drive iirc) :D

it has been posted before, but its always good to bring these things back every now and again for the newer folks 8)
Do you have the link of that post?
after a bit of searching...here it´s!!

http://www.robertwebb.com/som.htm
Thanx, man. Very interesting stuff, hadn't seen most of those pictures before.
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Quiff Boy wrote:BIG RIG! :lol:

amazing it ever worked tbh.

and the good doktor circa 2011:

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how times change... finally! :D
nothing compare with the old one.....

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dtsom wrote:
Quiff Boy wrote:BIG RIG! :lol:

amazing it ever worked tbh.

and the good doktor circa 2011:

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how times change... finally! :D
nothing compare with the old one.....

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Von looks a bit like a full-on bald version of Mr. Burns on that one. Scary how skinny he's become! But then again it'd be fair to assume that all that unending speed consumption should've affected his health to a certain extent anyway, hope he's still digging the chicks though ;D
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yeah, he does look frighteningly thin there. and frail :|
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Quiff Boy wrote:yeah, he does look frighteningly thin there. and frail :|
'cause there was no tour in 2004. go figure :lol:
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Compared to Reading '91, he's positively BUILT in that picture.
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Yikes. All of sudden Fat Eldritch (which period was that from recently?) seems positively reassuring.

And what the Effing Christ were all those modules and cables about - they're a band, not Apollo m*****n control.. :wink:
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Machine Regime wrote:And what the Effing Christ were all those modules and cables about - they're a band, not Apollo m*****n control.. :wink:
Quite normal considered the outboard effects and sequencer they were running...

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Quiff Boy wrote:BIG RIG! :lol:

amazing it ever worked tbh.

and the good doktor circa 2011:

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how times change... finally! :D
The Doctor runs in Final Cut Pro? :eek:

How.... inventive. :lol:

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dtsom wrote:DR AVALANCHE IN BRASIL 2006
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Izzy HaveMercy wrote:
Machine Regime wrote:And what the Effing Christ were all those modules and cables about - they're a band, not Apollo m*****n control.. :wink:
Quite normal considered the outboard effects and sequencer they were running...

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dtsom wrote:
nothing compare with the old one.....

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Where are these pictures from? Always keen to see more shots from it, my first Sisters gig! :oops:
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Quiff Boy wrote:BIG RIG! :lol:

amazing it ever worked tbh.

and the good doktor circa 2011:

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how times change... finally! :D
Hah, wonderful ... ;D ... and it has definitely made a difference ... ;D ;D ;D ...

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I think, scardwel made them ... don't have the link though now ... :wink: ...
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Being645 wrote:I think, scardwel made them ... :wink:
Possibly from the sound-check then?
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Cheers!

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So they don't use the goold old akai hardware samplers anymore? I always thought they used the notebooks basicly as a sequencer for the hardware samplers (1x) browsing through the web (1x) and watching porn (1x) = 3 notebooks in total.

IIRC Andrew always seems proud about using as much hardware for live gigging as possible and mocking about other bands who tends to cut corners there. I know that there's no real advantage/reason for using hardware samplers quality wise but still I do appreciate the effort that comes along if you stick with these old gears since almost every nowadays kid can open his notebook and play a few sounds (as for the sisters you don't really need to start with a software that's more complex than fruity loops wich is pretty easy to handle^^). But if you like to operate this old stuff you'll need to know more about MIDI, SCSI and operating the sampler itself - I find none of that really intuitive to handle, that's why I'm having an Akai S3000XL as a dust collector standing here. :lol:
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they always used to use very old, very elaborate hardware that was always breaking down

basically, it was stuff andrew was comfortable using, so he ensured they kept it

however, over the last couple of si has convinced him to move stuff gradually to a more portable solution, hence the mac book pros.

presumably this is also why nurse is pretty much a permanent fixture on stage with them these days... ?
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