Flux 302 of Fluxwithit.com did a really in-depth and interesting interview with David Rossum not long ago. The interview takes place on SynthSummitShow hosted by Flux302. It dives deep into the history of the classic E-Mu music company and the new Rossum Electronics company.
For those that do not know who David Rossum is… Well, he’s the man behind the E-Mu electronic music equipment company. That’s right! David Rossum is the man responsible for bringing us such incredible, desirable and classic machines as the Emulator, Drumulator, SP-12, SP-1200, Emax and Proteus (Orbit, Planet Phat etc.).
The uber classic SP1200 is described by VintageSynth.com as “THE drum machine & sampler combo of legendary status among old school rap and hip hop artists from the eighties and nineties. It is similar to today’s Akai MPC samplers – it is a sampler plus drum machine. It has limited sampling specs: 26.040 kHz and 12-bit resolution. However the dirtiness of that sound is great for hip hop and house music. They say it sounds like “old vinyl”… ”
In this interview you’ll get a first hand account from David Rossum about the history of his products both classic and new.
David Rossum’s new company is hard at work on their new line of Eurorack Modular products. First out the gate are the a pair of filters named Evolution (Variable Character Ladder Filter) and Morpheus (Stereo Morphing Z-Plane Filter). The latest is Control Forge, a Programmable CV Generator. But the one module that everyone seems to be awaiting is thought to be of the lineage of the SP1200 in eurorack modular form.
It’s called the ASSIMIL8OR, a Multi-Timbral Phase Modulation Sampler. Assimil8tor is described as a eurorack sampler that “provides eight independent channels of sampling with sound quality that can range from extremely hi-fi to low fi, all with extensive real-time CV control.”
Keep up with Rossum Electronics and all of their cool new Eurorack Modular products on their website.
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