This video, via PROJECT NULL, explores lo-fi sampling with the Yamaha VSS-200, a vintage home keyboard (1988).
The VSS-200 was not intended to be a professional quality sampler and is technically archaic. But, as the video demonstrates, the VSS-200 is like the bullet train to weirdsville.
The video demonstrates sampling a variety of sources, including: melodica, a shinobue, voice, synth and singing bowl. The lo-fi sampling results in artifacts that take the sounds into Boards of Canada territory.
Check the video out and share your comments on the Yamaha VSS-200, or your favorite cheap ‘secret weapon’, in the comments!
0:11 : melodica
0:45 : resampled internal sound
1:41 : overdubbed shinobue
(2:57 : fuzz, 3:28 : FM, 3:44 : AM)
4:26 : voice
5:00 : singing bowl
5:30 : singing bowl (hit)
6:18 : line in sampled synth
6:55 : jam