I have a question ... can someone run a few things down for me?
I've been interested in hardware drum machines and pianos for a while, although never owned any serious equipment. I've DJd for more than half my life, but never started real production, mostly due to being intimidated and overwhelmed. i have a bit of confusion about the role of samplers and sequencers.. I recently watched something about Mobys drum machine collection and he said how, with a lot of the really old machines he just samples them and leaves them for show. What does that mean, and why do that? What would he sample that to? Would it just be like sampling to pads of an MPC or something? In doing that, do you lose the integrity of the sampled instrument sound or does the sample stay well intact?
When someone talks about synching various machines together, what does that mean? Does that have something to do with MIDI?
Lastly, what is a patch bay used for?