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Here’s a list of all the gear Daft Punk used to make ‘Homework’
A 1999 Japanese magazine article contains Daft Punk's studio secrets
- Patrick Hinton
- 23 February 2021
When news of Daft Punk’s split was revealed yesterday , the internet lit up with collective mourning and reminiscing over favourites from the robots’ mighty back catalogue.
The French duo’s debut ‘Homework’ remains heralded as one of their best releases , and one of the finest electronic music albums of all time too, featuring classics such as ‘Around The World’, ‘Teachers’ and ‘Da Funk’.
Read this next: The best Daft Punk tracks ranked
If you’ve ever wondered how Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel De Honem-Christo made the masterpiece, an archival Japanese magazine article from 1999 shared on Reddit holds some of the clues.
It features photos of a pre-robot mask wearing Daft Punk (they were opting for frog and pig masks in this shoot) alongside a list of all the equipment they used to make ‘Homework’.
Among the list are beloved synths and drum machines such Roland’s TB-303, TR-707, TR-808 and TR-909, and less obviously, an IOMEGA floppy disk zip drive. The 90’s!
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There’s also some quotes from Thomas Bangalter discussing their process alongside some handy diagrams.
He says: “In the first step when making music with hardware, it goes through the mixer and the compressor and is recorded on the DAT. After that, effects are put on the sound source before going into the mixer to be recorded. We don’t use the AUX on the mixer.
“The second step is directly putting the sounds from the DAT into the S-760 sampler and editing/cutting the two tracks into however many pieces, like hard disk recording.
“Lastly, we recorded it directly from the S-760 to the DAT. From here we do the rest with the Macintosh.”
Read this next: Unseen Daft Punk concert footage has emerged online
Check out the article (bigger version here ) and a full list of the gear featured below.
- Alesis MMT-8 - Apple Macintosh + EMAGIC MicroLogic
Samplers - AKAI S01 - E-MUE III - E-MU SP-1200 - ENSONIQ ASR-10 - ROLAND S-760
- ROLAND Juno-106 - ROLAND MC-202 - ROLAND MKS-80 - ROLAND TB-303 - SEQUENTIAL Prophet-VS - Drum Machines - LINN LinnDrum - ROLAND TR-707 - ROLAND TR-808 - ROLAND TR-909
- ALESIS Microverb III - ALESIS 3630 Compressor - BEHRINGER Compressor - BEHRINGER Parametric EQ - ENSONIQ DP/4+ - LEXICON Vortex - LEXICON JamMan - LA Audio Gate/Compressor - WALDORF MiniWorks 4-pole - YAMAHA Digital Delay
- MACKIE. MS-1202 - MACKIE. CR-1604 - PANASONIC SV-3700
- IOMEGA Zip Drive
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Daft Punk’s gear list for their 1997 album Homework has surfaced online
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After Daft Punk announced they were hanging up their helmets , tributes poured in from fans and collaborators. They shared old footage , classic songs and insightful interviews – including a particularly interesting feature in a Japanese magazine from 1999, which revealed the gear used on Homework .
The article saw Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel De Honem-Christo share their complete studio gear list in the creation of 1997’s Homework . The duo also shared their signal path and production techniques.
Despite speculation that the iconic Da Funk lead sound was made on the Korg MS-20, it appears to not be part of their arsenal at this time. Instead, Daft Punk had a Roland Juno-106, MC-202, MKS-80, TB-303 and a Sequential Prophet-VS, along with a host of effects.
Along with those classic synths, the duo also produced with a Roland TR-707, TR-808 , TR-909 – which is, obviously, the inspiration for the track Revolution 909 – an E-Mu SP-1200 and much more. Less obvious is the use of some 90s Behringer gear and an Iomega floppy disk drive. It goes to show what kind of influential music you can make with affordable gear.
In the interview, Bangalter says: “In the first step, when making music with hardware, [the signal] goes through the mixer and the compressor and is recorded on the DAT. After that, effects are put on the sound source before going into the mixer to be recorded. We don’t use the AUX on the mixer.”
“The second step is directly putting the sounds from the DAT into the S-760 sampler and editing/cutting the two tracks into however many pieces, like hard disk recording.
“Lastly, we recorded it directly from the S-760 to the DAT. From here we do the rest with the Macintosh.”
Check out the equipment list below.
– Alesis MMT-8 – Apple Macintosh + EMAGIC MicroLogic
– AKAI S01 – E-Mu E III – E-Mu SP-1200 – Ensoniq ASR-10 – Roland S-760
– Roland Juno-106 – Roland MC-202 – Roland MKS-80 – Roland TB-303 – Sequential Prophet-VS – Drum Machines – Linn LinnDrum – Roland TR-707 – Roland TR-808 – Roland TR-909
– Alesis Microverb III – Alesis 3630 Compressor – Behringer Compressor – Behringer Parametric EQ – Ensoniq DP/4+ – Lexicon Vortex – Lexicon JamMan – LA Audio Gate/Compressor – Waldorf MiniWorks 4-pole – Yamaha Digital Delay
– Mackie. MS-1202 – Mackie. CR-1604 – Panasonic SV-3700
– Iomega Zip Drive
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Daft Punk’s Homework Synth Sounds
On January 20th, 1997 – 25 years ago today – Daft Punk released their debut album, Homework . They hadn’t planned to release an album, but they’d spent five months recording tracks and decided they had enough material for an album. In a 1997 interview , Thomas Bangalter stated that “The Homework title relates to the fact that we made the record at home, very cheaply, and very quickly and spontaneously, trying to do cool stuff.” Many of the songs on Homework had been made to play live in clubs, so the album has a raw, live feel to it.
In a 1999 interview with a Japanese magazine , Daft Punk listed all the gear used on Homework and even outlined their typical recording process. The gear listed is mostly vintage Roland, including a Juno-106, MC-202, MKS-80 and a TB-303 alongside a digital Sequential Prophet-VS.
For drum machines, they listed the LinnDrum and Roland TR-707, TR-808 and TR-909 as the drum machines used on the Homework . They used E-mu SP1200, Ensoniq ASR-10 and Roland S-760 samplers alongside a host of effects, sequencers, and mixers.
This article focuses on the synth sounds of Homework and how to recreate them using modern softsynths. I’ve recreated Da Funk and Around the World and the presets that I created for the remakes are available for free download at the end of the article. This is a follow-up to last year’s Daft Punk’s Discovery Synth Sounds article, which I recommend checking out after this one!
Da Funk was the first single to be released from Homework and was played live from as early as 1995. It features a distorted guitar-like melody playing over a relentless 4-to-the-floor beat before a famous acid-bass synth line ends the song. Before I start talking about where the sounds came from, here’s my remake, created from scratch with no samples from the original song:
The distorted synth line has a characteristic band-passed sound run through distortion, which creates a sound similar to an overdriven electric guitar. The melody is played in perfect fourths throughout, so the original patch likely had an oscillator tuned to a fourth.
The common belief is that the Da Funk lead synth sound is a Korg MS-20, but the MS-20 wasn’t listed by Daft Punk on their Homework or Discovery gear lists. There are no photos of them using a Korg MS-20 and they’ve never mentioned the MS-20 in their interviews. Although the MS-20 is a strong contender for the Da Funk sound because of its high-pass filter and the ability to patch in distortion. I think it’s more likely that they used their Roland Juno-106 or MKS-80, both of which have high-pass filters, run through a distortion pedal such as the Ibanez Fat Cat Distortion seen in the below live pictures:
The Da Funk lead synth also sounds like it’s been sampled and played back from a sampler. The beginning note of each phrase has a slightly different envelope time – the higher note’s envelopes playback faster than the lower note envelopes, which is characteristic of vintage samplers. The may have sampled the sound play a fourth, letting them play or program the melody using only one note. Note that I didn’t sample the sound for my remake, so the envelope times are a little off compared to the original.
I recreated the lead sound using TAL U-NO-LX , a software emulation of the Juno-106 run through Brainworx bx_greenscreamer plugin, which emulates an Ibanez Tubescreamer pedal. Onboard distortion and overdrive effects in g uitar amp simulators like Guitar Rig or Amplitube would also be suitable. Most of the sound comes from the character of the distortion pedal, so experiment with different models for different sounds. Here is the sound before and after distortion:
- Single Line Clean 00:00
- Added Fourth 00:00
- Tubescreamer 00:00
Da Funk 303
Halfway through the song, the kick drum drops out and an acid bassline is introduced. Interestingly, the bassline wasn’t programmed with Da Funk in mind, it was just one of a few bass lines that Bangalter had programmed on his TB-303, and the one that best fit Da Funk .
“The bassline itself was from a 303 l’d bought in 1993. I’d just made all these random patterns, so when we were looking for a bassline, we listened to some of the ones I’d already programmed and took the one that fit best.” – Daft Punk, Musik (1997)
The Roland TB-303 is a monophonic bass synthesizer originally intended to emulate bass guitars, which it does a terrible job of. It was quickly discontinued, which allowed cheap units to fall into the hands of electronic musicians who favoured it for its aggressive, screeching filter and onboard sequencer. Because the 303 is such a simple unit with only one oscillator and one envelope, the magic lies in how you program the sequencer. Notes can be set to glide and this can be combined with big octave jumps to create dramatic slides.
303 synth parts are usually recorded by programming a 16-step sequence and changing the filter settings manually while the sequencer plays. The 303’s sequencer only has a three-octave range from C1 to C4 and the Da Funk bassline, which runs from F1 to F4, was likely sequenced in another key and transposed using the 303’s tuning knob to help it fit the key of Da Funk .
Below is my patch for Da Funk using AudioRealism’s ABL3 plugin, an accurate software emulation of the TB-303. Similar to the lead sound, the 303 in Da Funk has been run through a distortion pedal. The ABL3 plugin features onboard distortion which can be added via the small drive and distort knobs at the top-right, which I’ve cranked to almost the maximum settings.
- Da Funk 303 00:00
I also used TAL U-NO-LX to recreate the bass synth. It’s a simple patch using a single sawtooth wave, and the filter os closed almost all the way to let only the bass frequencies through. The ADSR envelope is set up with medium decay and sustain at halfway, which is applied to the filter and VCA to create a subtle plucking motion.
- Bass with Beat 00:00
The brass hit sample that plays through most of the song is from the Zero-G Datafile Three sample CD from 1992, where it appears as track 63, Dance Stabs . All credit to Aguila909 on Reddit for unearthing this sample!
The drums are a mixture of sampled drum breaks and programmed drum machines. The main beat is sampled from Vaughn Mason And Crew’s Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll and the drum fill at 0:23 is sampled from Barry White’s I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little More . The hi-hats that join the beat at 1:43 in my remake are from the Roland TR-909.
- Dance Stab 00:00
- 909 Hats 00:00
Around the World
Around the World is a classic French House banger that featured a Michel Gondry (of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind fame) music video. The song is simple and highly repetitive, featuring only one vocal line repeated 144 times in the full 7:44 album version. There are a minimal number of sounds in the track that get played in various combinations, proving that if the groove is right, repetition can work. Here’s my full remake:
Around the World is built around a simple bass sound that plays three different bass lines throughout the song. The main bassline shares a strong resemblance to the one in Good Times by Chic, whose guitarist Niles Rogers the duo would collaborate with on 2013’s Random Access Memories.
Daft Punk could have recorded the Around the World synth-bass on any of their synths, but I’ve recreated it in TAL U-NO-LX. To create the patch yourself, start with a simple sawtooth wave, lower the filter to 2.7 and crank the resonance to the point where it’s high but not quite screeching (6.89 in TAL U-NO-LX). Add a tiny amount of envelope modulation by raising the ENV fader to 2 and set the ADSR envelope with an attack time of 1, decay of 6 and no sustain to give the patch a subtle pluck. Here are all three basslines played using my TAL U-NO-LX preset:
- Bassline 1 00:00
- Bassline 2 00:00
- Bassline 3 00:00
Four funky lead sounds play throughout Around the World , with two only appearing during the outro. The main synth lead is a bouncy lead that uses high filter resonance and a synced delay effect to create a funky, rhythmic effect. I again recreated this sound using TAL U-NO-LX, this time with the square wave DCO waveform selected. Set the filter to 3, resonance to 6 and envelope modulation to halfway. The envelope has attack time set to 2, which works with the resonance setting to create a funky wah-wah sound.
- Organ 1 // Organ 2 00:00
The delay effect is a tempo-synced stereo delay with a 1/8th note delay time in the left channel and a dotted 1/8th note delaying the right channel. The mix level is 25%, feedback is 40%, and I adjusted the delay’s onboard filter to roll off the high frequencies. Here are my settings using Ableton’s Delay effect:
Towards the end of Around the World , the beat drops out and two new outro synth parts get introduced. The two sounds work together to create a musical sequence reminiscent of some later melodies on Discovery , such as Aerodynamic or Veridis Quo , both of which I covered in my Discovery Synth Sounds article.
- Outro Synth 1 00:00
- Outro Synth 2 00:00
- Layered 00:00
Homework Presets Download
Thanks for reading! The recreated Juno patches for TAL U-NO-LX are available for download below alongside the Da Funk 303 patch for AudioRealism ABL3. If you enjoyed this article then be sure to check out my previous Daft Punk article on the synths in Discovery .
The presets from this article are also included in the Synth Sounds Collection , a free preset pack collecting the synth presets from all of my articles in one download.
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I bought your Robot Funk pack yesterday (and many other previously). I’m not very familiar with all Daft music besides the well known titles like Homework and Get Lucky. Discovering new titles from your Robot Funk, I found the presets very close if not exactly like those in the Daft pieces. The preset pack recreates very well the Daft sound world (geist) with formant (voice) colored or wah like synths in many variants. They’re often, not always, on the bright side (brightness macro completely on). Playing with the macros offers interesting variation not stricly daftian. Many basses have a “round” sound missing in many bass sounds found in Arturia presets. They’re close to electric bass sounds. I may be completely wrong, of course.
If I may add, You’ve already proven your mastery of Jupiter in RM-Europa. All your Juno presets are great. In the Emu set, Synth Talk 5 is my preferred one.
Thanks! Synth Talk 5 is my favourite of the “Human After All” sounds as well, it’s the one I used in the “Humans” demo.
Oh god! Thanks for this. Great you share all this knowledge
The depth of research and polish you consistently produce in these blog breakdowns just astonishes me! SO very glad I joined your Patreon.
Hope to see more DaftPunk in the future
this is fire..
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Daft Punk's Homework turns 25: discover the gear and production techniques behind the sound
1999 interview confirms a love of Roland gear and an ingenious workflow
Hard to believe, but it's exactly 25 years since Daft Punk released Homework, their seminal debut album. Hugely influential, this was a record that helped to revive house music, and inspired a generation of producers to start talking about 909s and 303s.
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Which brings us to a rare and revealing interview that the duo gave to a Japanese magazine way back in 1999 , two years after the release of Homework.
In it, the band - Thomas Bangaleter and Guy-Manuel De Homen-Christo - discuss their gear setup and production methods. As you’d expect, they were heavy users of Roland ’s TR drum machines and TB-303 BassLine synth , while sampling was taken care of by models from big-hitters of the time such as Akai and E-MU, with the latter company’s SP1200 a notable studio presence.
Daft Punk’s early love affair with Roland gear, meanwhile (let’s not forget that Homework even goes so far as to feature a track called Revolution 909 ; the drum machine that was allegedly used to create it went up for sale in 2017 ) is further illustrated by their ownership of a Juno-106 , MC-202 and MKS-80 .
Despite speculation that the lead sound from Da Funk was created using a Korg MS-20, there's no mention of it on this list.
Effects-wise, it comes as no surprise to see the Alesis 3630 on the kit list - this was a staple of F rench touch production at the time - and the same company’s Microverb II is there as well. The duo had further processing hardware from Behringer , LA Audio, Waldorf and Yamaha .
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When it came to recording, Thomas Bangaleter explained that sounds were sent through their mixer (a Mackie MS1202) and compressor to the DAT machine (a Panasonic SV-3700), with MIDI sequencing being taken care of by a Mac running Emagic’s MicroLogic (a pre- Apple , entry-level version of Logic that was available at the time).
Following some effects processing, sounds from the DAT were then sent to a Roland S-760 sampler to be spliced up, before these bits and pieces were sequenced from the Mac and finished tracks recorded back to the DAT.
It’s all a world away from the joined-up, in-the-box music production world we live in today; Daft Punk were still using zip drives back then, a very ‘90s storage solution. However, many would argue that the relatively primitive nature of their setup was what gave their early music its charm, and that, as technology has given us more creative options, something else has been lost.
If you want to dig a little deeper into the Daft Punk Homework synth sound, check out Reverb Machine's excellent article , which features superb remakes of Da Funk and Around The World, all created in software.
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Software plugins and vsts 4, headphones 4, keyboards and synthesizers 18, microphones 11, studio monitors 1, modular synthesizers 3, effects pedals 10, amplifiers 2, bass guitars 3, drum sets 1, live setup accessories 2.
Universal Audio 1176LN Limiting Amplifier
Steel guitar for Daft Punk was recorded using a Neumann U87 mic, which went through a Neve 1073 as well as the Universal Audio 1176LN.
The 1176 was also used on the kick and snare for parallel compression during the mixing process.
Submitted about 10 years ago
API 2500 Stereo Compressor
The API 2500 compressor was used for parallel compression on Daft Punk's drum tracks during the mixing process.
A Casio RZ-1 can be seen in the corner of the picture
Submitted over 4 years ago
Mackie Micro-Series 1202 (First Series)
Per this screenshot from a late-'90s interview Daft Punk provided to a Japanese publication, a Mackie MS-1202 was used during the Homework era of recording and live performance. Additionally, the unit can be seen in ...
Submitted over 2 years ago
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Used on "Short Circuit", as stated in this May 1, 2001 Remix interview.
You've also broken away from the standard house music instrumentation. For example, you used Oberheim and Linn drum machines on several songs instead of the usual 808 and 909. ...
Apple PowerMac G5
Computers & Peripherals
Used to run Catalyst v4 on the Alive 2006/2007 Tour, as mentioned by Catalyst author Simon Cozens in this November 13, 2007 Catalyst PixelMAD SAMSC Support forum post, which was in response to ...
At the end of this 2001 interview, the duo give a brief run down of their gear, listing both the A77 and B77.
Submitted about 8 years ago
Listed in a 1999 Japanese interview and this October 1, 2001 Mix Online interview .
In their own music, Daft Punk uses a number of differe...
Submitted almost 5 years ago
Chandler Limited EMI TG12413 Zener Limiter
In addition to the API 2500, the Chandler TG12413 was used for parallel compression on Daft Punk's drum tracks, specifically in the big section of the song "Touch".
Roland TR-707 Rhythm Composer
this japanese interview shows daft punks equipment used to record homework
Behringer MDX2000 Composer
Per the superb detective work of @eyeseeofficial and @jimmarchi1 in this forum thread it has been determined that the Behringer Composer cited in ...
AMS DM2-20 Tape Phase Simulator
Used on Discovery , as stated in this May 1, 2001 Remix interview and in this October 1, 2001 Mix Online interview .
Lexicon PCM 42 Digital Delay Processor
Used to process vocals for Daft Punk's tracks.
Behringer BCR2000 MIDI Controller
Two Behringer BCR2000 MIDI Controllers were part of Daft Punk's live setup.
Sennheiser VSM 201
They used this vocoder on Random Acces Memories which herbie hancock used as well we can see at the demo video it just same as Daft Punk. They created 18 copy of this vocoder and it costs around 20.000 dollars
Submitted almost 3 years ago
Apple Mac Pro (2006-2012)
XL Video provided Daft Punk with some eight-core Mac Pros for visuals on the Alive 2007 tour, as mentioned by XL Video head Richard Burford in this late 2007 Apple profile page.
Daft Punk wanted the most dazzling visuals they could get for their latest tour. XL Video provided...
This image of an early Daft Punk show has an MSQ-100 in the foreground.
Submitted about 7 years ago
Alesis MMT-8 Multi Track MIDI Recorder
Used for Homework , as listed in this excerpt from a 1999 interview and this excerpt from a late 1995 CODA interview .
LA Audio 4x4 Gate/Compressor
In this video from a live performance in Chicago, 1996, Daft Punk can be seen using an LA Audio 4x4 Gate/Compressor. Additionally "LA Audio Gate/Compressor" is listed in ...
Apple iMac DV
Used for Discovery , as stated in this May 1, 2001 Remix interview and in this October 1, 2001 Mix Online interview .
The JamMan live looper can be seen in this diagram and photo of Daft Punk's late-90s live setup. Courtesy CODA Magazine.
Submitted over 5 years ago
Iomega Zip Drive
Per this screenshot from a late-'90s interview Daft Punk provided to a Japanese publication, an Iomega Zip drive was used during the Homework era of recording and live performance. Nobody needs one of these in the present-day, but they provided affordable, reliable & ruggedized s...
Roland SBX-80 Sync Box
M-Audio Keystation 49es MIDI Controller
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In this youtube video at 2:15-2:17 you can see an M-Audio Keystation 49es
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List of gear used by Daft Punk in 1990s
On 22 February 2021, the music world got the news that nobody wanted to hear. After twenty-eight years of cooperation, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter ended the legendary duo Daft Punk , a precursor of electronic music, who with their live performance at Coachella 2007 changed the face of the game forever. The Frenchmen have won Grammy awards, hundreds of millions of views, and their albums Random Access Memories (2013) and Homework (1997) have gone down in music history forever with their all-time legendary status and being some of the best electronic albums of all time. Daft Punk’s debut album, the aforementioned Homework with the hit ‘ Around The World ‘, was released in 1997, and on the accompanying Daftendirektour tour, the musicians performed live using their studio equipment. In the 1990s, music production software such as Ableton (first version in 2001) or FL Studio (first version in 1998) was still in its infancy, not to mention plug-ins such as Massive, Serum, or Sylenth1, without which many modern-day producers could not imagine their lives. The list of gear used by Daft Punk and other musicians was based on hardware – samplers, drum machines, synthesizers, sequencers, etc.
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Thanks to a Reddit user , we’ve come into possession of an archived article from a Japanese magazine from 1999, the year Daft Punk began work on their second album, Discovery , listing all the equipment used by the Guy-Manuel & Thomas, with a production example and a photo showing their set-up for live performances.
Quoting Thomas Bangalter:
In the first step when making music with hardware, it goes through the mixer and the compressor and is recorded on the DAT. After that, effects are put on the sound source before going into the mixer to be recorded. We don’t use the AUX on the mixer. The second step is directly putting the sounds from the DAT into the S-760 sampler and editing/cutting the two tracks into however many pieces, like hard disk recording. Lastly, we recorded it directly from the S-760 to the DAT. From here we do the rest with the Macintosh.
Full list of gear used by Daft Punk in the 90s:
- ALESIS MMT-8
- APPLE Macintosh + EMAGIC MicroLogic
- E-MU SP1200
- ENSONIQ ASR-10
- ROLAND S-760
- ROLAND Juno-106
- ROLAND MC-202
- ROLAND MKS-80
- ROLAND TB-303
- SEQUENTIAL Prophet-VS
- LINN LinnDrum
- ROLAND TR-707
- ROLAND TR-808
- ROLAND TR-909
- ALESIS Microverb III
- ALESIS 3630 Compressor
- BEHRINGER Compressor
- BEHRINGER Parametric EQ
- ENSONIQ DP/4+
- LEXICON Vortex
- LEXICON JamMan
- LA AUDIO Gate/Compressor
- WALDORF MiniWorks 4-pole
- YAMAHA Digital Delay
Mixers & Recorders
- MACKIE. MS-1202
- MACKIE. CR-1604
- PANASONIC SV-3700
- IOMEGA Zip Drive
A full gear list from the mentioned magazine can be found here .
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Check what Daft Punk used to produce their album Homework !
The list of synths, equipment and music production gears that daft punk used to produce their 1997 album homework is revealed..
While Daft Punk publicly announced the separation of their famous duo of helmets, their sound will for sure remain engraved in millions of hearts and ears of electronic music lovers. But what did they use back in the days to produce their first studio album ?
This almost looks like the FBI declassifying tangible information but yes, it is no more a secret, you can know what Daft Punk used to create their album Homework.
Among with various effects, the Daft used many Roland synths :
Roland Juno-106 Roland MC-202 Roland MKS-80 And of course the inevitable Roland TB-303
With these classics, they also used the drum boxes Roland TR-707, TR-808, TR-909, and the Linn Drum plus a Sequential Prophet-VS synthesizer and various samplers : the E-Mu SP-1200, Akai S-01, Ensoniq ASR-10, Roland S-760.
For the sequencer part they used the Alesis MMT-8 and an Apple Macintosh running Emagic Micro Logic.
As for the Mixing & recording, no fancy 96 channels SSL in there, just a Mackie MS-1202, CR-1604 and a Panasonic DAT recorder.
Now that you have the list, why not give it a try a re-creating some of their masterpieces, and for that, Clubbing TV is helping you with the great From the Studio episode by Starsky Carr : Do it like Daft Punk.
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