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Joined: Dec. 1999
||Posted: Oct. 13 2001, 16:32
Those rhythmnologists would have probably included Eric Cadieux, who was employed as a programmer on TB2 and also Jamie Muhoberac, credited for drum loops on the same album.
Cadieux would seem to have been brought in by Trevor Horn, as the two worked together on a previous project. Mike used Cadieux again on The Songs of Distant Earth. Some of the rhythm loops on that album were created by Mark Rutherford and Sugar J...I probably have some information on at least one of them somewhere but I won't dig it up right now.
I should imagine that Mike learnt a lot from the work of these various people, by both watching and listening...
That said, there are still plenty of tracks which are derivative of current music - all these dance tracks with the four to the floor rhythms for example...
I'd also imagine that most of Mike's drums have come from a sampler in one way or another, even if they were originally sampled from his own sources rather than a sample CD.
He does use a huge number of sample CDs, though, and has some from friends and people he's worked with as well as publically available sample CDs. This strays a bit off the topic of rhythms and into samples more ingeneral...
One thing I believe Trevor Horn brought with him was a collection of samples from the composer Hans Zimmer. On TSODE, one CD he mentioned in particular was the Zero G 'Datafile' disc (and a closer look shows me that this info is in the article at the end of the URL Mat posted...maybe that shows I should read these things first...)
If it's any further help, he seems to be using an Akai S6000 sampler at the moment, though he also has (or had) some E-Mu units (I forget exactly which).