Having bought in the 80s DJ COMPUTER (1200 COMPUTER) assigned to my two turntables TECHNICS SL 1200 MK2 and knowing both the seriousness of manufacture and also the seriousness and talent of its inventor Mr. Christian VALEZY, head of the business SM PRODUCTIONS based in Antibes (06), so I cracked when in the late 80s, during a SIEL (then Porte de Versailles) this gentleman, helped by ROBY one of our oldest DJ'S , made a demonstration of what was one of the first samplers BeatBreaker named No. 1.
I bled for giving me the beast but I loved creating my first remix live with this big machine like a TI of the time.
This first BeatBreaker worked in my case with a digital delay fault monacor superior to offer me better ways. I remember that it was imperative that the delay to be provided with a minimum sampling capacity of 1024 MS
Although today and taking into account technical progress, it BeatBreaker I religiously preserved that still works and I no use to me for at least fifteen years is technologically well beyond, I would like to pay tribute to its designer Christian VALEZY little man full of talent, kindness did equal the discretion which allowed us to have fun we invented in the 80s, this type of machinery and many others ...
Sensitive keys allowed the time to choose the time duration of the loop to make (two times, one time, one time Half, Three Quarter Time).
Of course, at the time the sample was held while the song continued to play. The hardest part was well synchronized when the loop relaxed but knowing his song came on quickly create samples and perfect curls!
then there have been several versions of this BeatBreaker "BB1" with probably more options and capabilities but I've never tested model other than the first.
Unveiled at the 1986 version Beatbreaker 1 in 1989 with version IV, The famous effects, Megamixes and Mad Mix Radio Maxximum'S 90 years. Loop effects, panning, flashformer effect, variation of tone, platinum stop, reverse effect, effect and repeat many others are at the rendezvous of Beatbreaker IV of 1989. Editable, I do not know, model 19 Inch Rack format, a units. There were several to model to my knowledge with or without drive disquettes.Technologie 12-bit, 32kHz sampling rate, bandwidth 20Hz to 15kHz, S / N ratio 90dB. Restitution: Mono or pseudo stereo, MIDI compatible: In Thru Out for Version IV Beatbreaker 1989.Pour OUTPUT RCA and XLR connectors to finish.
Two possible configurations, or it is inserted between the mixer and the amp, or in the manual insertion loop effets.Pour I find a bit complicated, to be honest a little lourd.Pour editing effects very easy, on the other hand for editing assembly more complicated over time you get there.
The effects are worthy of the reputation, and breathtaking. My primary use for my and my Mixes and Mixtapes Lives.
Use for 2 years, can not do without. To fit the effects, you can visit the website of Dj Megamixes Fabrice and appreciate that performs. I like many people tried many software and no comparison. Now for the price still too expensive for my taste, (500 Euros product very rare) then a beautiful score, and it must be said at the time it was sold more than 35 miles francs. With experience I will ever purchase with your eyes closed. Now in the same range I am fortunate to have the Beatbreaker of 1986, Computer Dj, but I'll explain it in detail next time.