8-Bit Digital Sampler Hack – Where’s The Party At?

September 26, 2008


Making music is a very convenient activity nowadays.  Anyone with a basic computer can download music production software and get to work making hits.  For many, this ease of music making is added fun, but for a significant contingent, a lack of required ingenuity is just boring.

Music hacker/bender Todd Bailey came up with "Where’s ThePart At?" (WTPA), which is a simple, homemade lo-fi 8-bit digital sampler.

Get the details of WTPA’s construction or watch the video of this little device in action.

[via CDM]

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Ostrange September 26, 2008 at 12:42 pm

“Anyone with a basic computer can download music production software and get to work making hits”

I dont know about making hits,It takes YEARS for that


Semantik September 26, 2008 at 1:55 pm

I’d agree that it takes years to develop skill and make quality music, but as we’ve seen many times, hits can be made in a matter of minutes using premade Garageband loops or keyboard demo songs. It’s all very relative.


Edlock September 27, 2008 at 8:28 am

Are hits the goal or is the goal to have fun and make music?


Semantik September 27, 2008 at 8:33 am

To each his own, but my vote is for the fun aspect. Btw… I think you just inspired an editorial.


benjamino September 27, 2008 at 12:04 pm

this shit is not about fun Edlock. Its about making hits son. If your having fun, stop it. Unless you make perfect beats for industrry purposes, your a wack ass back pack madlib-type producer…so wipe that smile off your face, load up a modern beats dirty south kit, and get to work. Remeber, layer your synths, mmmkay?


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Jimmy James Jams A Lot March 26, 2017 at 2:22 pm

Im beginning to wonder whether the generation of music stars soon to come wont be any producers, songwriters, or even performers, but more like this engineer , Todd? Boutique Eurorack pcb designers, and designers of DIY kits are popping up more and more, and getting a lot of attention, so whos to say that this lo-fi sampler THAT EMPOWERS ME TO CREATE AND HAVE FUN wont replace these crap digitally formatted .mp3 and other media content that costs these big time acts tons of cash to create, talented as they may be…?


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