'Psycho Killer' Drum Machine Backing Track...

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'Psycho Killer' Drum Machine Backing Track...

Postby halflip87 on May 5th, 2009, 4:35 am

A long time ago, on the old message board, I posted a recreation of the Psycho Killer TR-808 Drum Machine track used on Stop Making Sense. Just recently I decided to try and update it and try and get it more accurate than it was before. I was probably 16 when I first made it, now I'm 22! It uses the actual samples from a TR-808 drum machine; the same one used to create the original track. I simply placed the samples into a sequencer program and looped away...

For reference, the timing of the track is based off of the movie version of the song (1st Chorus: Short, 2nd Chorus: Long, Last Chorus: Short).

I'm pretty happy with the results, aside from a few sounds which leaked through, some hiss and the difficult-to-recreate skipping parts at the end. Hopefully you'll enjoy it, and will be able to channel your inner Byrne playing along with the track!

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=UQO0SEY5

If the link doesn't work, shoot me a PM and I'll be glad to pass it along, or host it on another site.

-Doug
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Re: 'Psycho Killer' Drum Machine Backing Track...

Postby cyberyukon on May 12th, 2009, 6:37 am

Doug--the track is as brilliant now as it was when you first posted it all those years ago. Great job and God Bless the Roland TR 808!!
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Re: 'Psycho Killer' Drum Machine Backing Track...

Postby JohnnyJones on May 13th, 2009, 1:49 pm

Very good job indeed. Thanks a lot !
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Re: 'Psycho Killer' Drum Machine Backing Track...

Postby tedkul on May 17th, 2009, 6:58 pm

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! AMAZING!!!
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Re: 'Psycho Killer' Drum Machine Backing Track...

Postby Buglet on May 22nd, 2009, 5:19 pm

This is fantastic! Just listening to this makes me sing the song in my head and remember the film. I really love the stuff at the end. WOW!!!!
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Re: 'Psycho Killer' Drum Machine Backing Track...

Postby JimBug on November 18th, 2013, 8:59 pm

Hello All,
I know its a few years since anybody has posted on this thread but I am hoping that somebody will get it.
I am learning guitar and would really like to be able to play Psycho Killer to this backing track... the link is broken... would anybody be able to send on the MP3?
I sent a message to halflip87 but in case he doesn't get it Im throwing it out to others in the group who might be able to help.
Thanks in advance.
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