American was the first [U-D-R] song that was recorded. There are 3 distinct versions of the song.
The first was written, and recorded using Meditor (a Mac .mod editor with a proprietary .mmf format).
Casio ToneBank 670
Boss OS-2 Distortion Pedal (and a borrowed dynamic mic)
The second version was rewritten in Studio Vision Pro using general midi instruments on a Yamaha keyboard. The midi files were moved into a professional home studio and replayed with a Roland JV-1080 and vocals were recorded with a condenser mic routed through a Sony HR-MP5? effects processor. Which was the nicest setup that was used to record [U-D-R] until recently.
Roland JV-1080 (general midi mode)
Sony HR-MP5 (and a condenser mic)
The third version of the song was done in [U-D-R]’s early studio and included various movie samples, a wader array of instrumentation and percussion.
Zoom 505 multi effects processor