Lucio Capece
RX22: Two RX11 drum machines,
nine suspended speakers,
a microphone and a stereo PA
CD (E199)

“RX22 combines the sounds of two RX11 Yamaha drum
machines. Built in the early 1980s, these drum machines
have independent outputs for each element of the drum
set — hi hats, rides, claps, shakers, etc. I connected a
wireless transmitter to each output that sends the signal
from each element to a different mini speaker (a total of
nine is suspended from the ceiling). I used the main out-
put to simultaneously send the combination of all the
elements to a stereo PA.

The wireless transmission has a slight delay which I had
incorporated as an additional rhythmic element. I also
used a microphone in specific sections that enhances this
delay and produces a subtle reverberation.”

Recorded and mixed by Lucio Capece
in Berlin in January 2016.

Edition of 200 copies
Mastered by Valerio Tricoli

See also
Lucio Capece (E253)

RX11 recording set-up and suspended speakers