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SANTA ANA, CA, March 07, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- When EDM (Electronic Dance Music) artist Ben Ruppel first began, he used to record with a Roland TR 505 drum machine and a Midi synthesizer program. He still uses the Midi programs, however he's really changed how he gets drum sounds.
"It's all digital now," says Ben. "So when I want that old drum machine sound, I just buy a couple samples, load them into a computer program, and loop them that way." While some things may have changed, certain things stay the same. When Ben wants an especially funky sound, he turns to eBay for the latest in gadgetry. "I recently purchased a Korg Electribe ER 1. It's not on '2014 Instrumentals', it'll be on my next release, whenever I get around to that."
Digital is the way the world moves now. Through a single upload, the album was distributed to iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon, and eMusic. However, just as times have changed, so have album sales. "I really don't sell very many albums," says Ben Ruppel. "So this one, '2014 Instrumentals', is available on all the major retailers digital sites, as well as for free on my website, justofficial.com. I'm hoping if people like it, they'll buy it, though they don't have to if they can't afford it."
You can always hear Ben's most recent uploads at soundcloud.com/Benjamin-Ruppel.
Ben Ruppel is an musician and artist with a studio in the heart of beautiful downtown Santa Ana.
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