Daft Punk's Something About Us - Roger Mooze Replica

Daft Punk’s Something About Us

How it started: Roland VP-9000 Variphrase Processor

As an owner of the Roland VP-9000 Variphrase Processor I was tempted to recreate the sound of the vocals on Daft Punk’s Something About Us because this is what the internet says about this strange sampler. So I grabbed a microphone, studies the chords and started recorded with my Roland MC-50.

On the 18th of January 2018 in the FB-Community Dawless Jammin’ I posted a quick and dirty recording of Daft Punk’s Something About Us.
The reactions were overwhelming for me and that convinced me to complete the song.

Dawless jammin - My first Post
Dawless jammin – My first Post

I just posted it on the community on down below my text.

Hi Group,

First I want to thank you all for the huge support I received. You gave me the energy to completed this! 
Last week I posted a quick and dirty recording of Daft Punk's Something About Us.
My recording was based on the fact that they used a Roland VP-9000 for the vocals and I was curious if I was able to recreate it.

Also I wanted to show that a song like this can be done with a standalone sequencer, in my case the Roland MC-50 (from 1990) without prerecording tracks. Just one song, all sounds, all effects, all tracks together in 1 take.
And I added a challenge to only use the standard sounds of my digital synths/sound modules.

I give you a summary of my used equipment.

Roland VP-9000 for vocals (my own ;-)
Roland MC-50 Sequencer
Roland JV-1080 Velo-wah guitar
Roland JV-1010 Patch 85 SR-JV Vintage Synth
Roland JV-880 Alto Sax
Korg M3R Jazz Guitar
Novation A-Station Rhodes 
Roland TR8 707 drums
Roland VS-1824 Mastering and effects
Korg KP3 Delay4 100 BPM
Behringer MDX2600 Compressor/limiter
Roland SP-808 Vinyl effects
Stanton STR8.150 Rain fx record
Macbook with Quicktime sound recorder for AIFF-creation

Due to your feedback I finally uploaded a video of my work as I am just a hobbyist and lover of synths and samplers from the late 80's/early 90's.
Thank you for listening again.

Have a good one,

Roger Mooze


Check here the Video on Youtube


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  1. nice vp9000 video Roger!

    If you have any more videos with tips/tutorials for the VP9000, that would be awesome as there’s not very much out there

    1. Author

      Hi Pete!
      Thank you for comment and your reaction! 🙂
      I will grab soon some videos about the VP-9000 because it’s an amazing machine.
      You can subscribe on my channel to stay up to date.
      Best regards,

  2. top video gozer

    ja hoor, wij willen nog meer!!
    heel graag zelfs!!

    1. Author

      Hahahaha! Dankje!
      Leuk dat je top vond. Ik ga zeker meer online plaatsen.
      Roger/Rogier 😉

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