New modular track! And guess what drum machine was used


#1

A wee bit harder to chew than the two latest tracks that I posted. Some dissonance, a bit off beat in places and “creatively” mixed.

I hope you like it anyway! I do. :monkey: But all comments, positive or negative, are highly appreciated.

The generated melody comes from my 0-coast, the hand chased melody comes from my Minilogue, the background ambience and the plucky bell sound comes from Rings (of course :heart_eyes:).

But who’s the drummer? The first correct answer will be rewarded with a pineapple.


#2

The song definitely makes me think of a procession somewhere in Peru, albeit I could be wrong since I’ve never been there, hence I could not guess the drum machine.


#3

Anushri is my guess at the drum machine. :slight_smile:


#4

Yeah, definitely sounds like Anushri. Cool tune, fun and well put together.


#5

Hehe, I like the Peru connection. :peru: It’s not obvious to me. :monkey:


#6

Cool! Never heard of Anushri, actually. :see_no_evil:

New clue: The drum machine in this track is analog.


#7

my guess is a Tempest… But i actually haven’t got a clue and i was just listening to a lot of contemporary drum machines to check… I just want that pineapple and i really want to know what drum machine it is because it sounds great.


#8

No idea about drum machine, sounds great though and the track is lovely.


#9

Thanks! I’m so happy that you guys like it. :deer:

Good suggestion but alas not correct. :sob: :kissing_smiling_eyes:

Final clue: the bassline is also made with the same drum machine. :thinking:


#10

Analog rytm?


#11

Novation circuit?


#12

Rhythm wolf, Drum Brute?


#13

I’d guess either a Plonk or Basimilus Iteritas.


#14

Many good suggestions but it’s time to reveal the truth:

Yep, Akai Tom Cat. :scream:

Everybody seems to hate it, possibly because they connect it to the Rhythm Wolf. However, it’s cheap, full size, analog, has its own sound and quirks. Future classic? I don’t know, but I’m betting it will cost more used 10 years from now than it costs new today.


#15

I checked demos of the Tom cat but couldn’t find anything that sounds similar what you did with it.
I’ll have to check one out.


#16

After hearing it wasn’t Anushri, I was going to guess one of the Akai machines, but couldn’t remember which was which. I just looked up the Tom Cat, and it looks like a solid device. My favorite part is the switch in the envelope that sets it to either “pew” (positive amount), or “woop” (negative amount) - definitely good for beginners just getting into synthesis. Plus, it’s just plain memorable.


#17

You should. :slightly_smiling_face:

Yeah, that is some fun, clever naming. :wink: I laughed about the “Space Tom” part before I got my Tom Cat but now that I’ve used it for a while I find it to be really useful. Not as a tom but as a kick drum and as a bass synth.


#18

they are already impossible to find.


#19

Oh, really? I didn’t know that. I bought mine a year ago.

EDIT: Where do you live? I just checked and found it on Amazon.com (really expensive, though, about twice what I paid) and in a small swedish webshop for about 180 euros: https://www.essmusic.se/cgi-bin/ibutik/AIR_ibutik.fcgi?funk=visa_artikel&artnr=2-834287


#20

i’m in the Netherlands… didn’t find a shop that still has them here. And they don’t show up second hand. I don’t think that any are sold here.