Cheapo nasty midi horn fanfares

Benny B

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As a sort of offshoot of the 2000s worst decade ever thread I suppose. I'm fond of them even though they're undeniably lame and weedy


Rap, grime, dancehall, and nuum primarily ofc, but other stuff is welcome if it's good
 

Benny B

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UK funky producers used this sound a lot - everybody used to complain about it.


No surprise that Lil Silva was an unsuccessful young grime producer before he got his break in funky.
 

version

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I'm assuming there are a bunch of Neptunes beats with midi horns, but I can't think of any off the top of my head.
 

luka

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im assuming heatmakerz done heaps for dipset but i cant be bothered to go on youtube to make sure
 

Benny B

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'midi' is a bit of a misnomer isn't it? It's really just whatever naff horn preset they've decided to use on the synth
 

Benny B

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I guess it implies that no thought has gone into the quality of the sound itself, they've just programmed a melody in midi and ran it through a factory preset
 

woops

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not to turn this into another fall thread but i'd love to say that it's an example of the unruly genius of MES using whatever sound he can get his hands on and making it work but it doesn't work
 

william_kent

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UK Steppas have been blighted by midi / synth horns for decades

here's the tune that kicked off the trend in digital-dub in the late 80s


Dread & Fred - Warrior Stance

and now the sound has spread worldwide - here's one from Japan from 2017


Sak-I-Dub - Warrior Style
 

Benny B

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Yeah I associate this sound with the 80s and the 2000s, not really the 90s. The two most tasteless decades in pop music history, for better or worse
 
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