So I got a roland sp404 about a month ago and I’m slowly figuring out how to use it to make music. 90% of what I listen to is mid 90’s hip hop and I’d like to have that sampled aesthetic in my music. Also much like with oil painting I like the constraints posed by hardware- I could have gotten an audio interface for my computer with a good audio program for around the same price, but I’d rather have physical 404 instead of an emulated one.
A side bonus is now I get to listen to all of my favorite music again like it’s the first time and I’ve started to enjoy really shitty pop rap, if only to figure out why it sucks and how not to suck like it.
Other gear in the photo is a shure sm57, a jambox, and my bulletproof Sony MDR-V6’s. I’ve had the damn things for 6 years now, they still sound great, and the only thing I’ve replaced on them is the ear pads