How did Scientist get his wobbly electro tom sound?

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How did Scientist get his wobbly electro tom sound?

Post by mutron3k » Thu Dec 08, 2011 5:50 pm

Scientist - Attack Dub (1981)

Good examples at: 0:26, 0:42, 1:28, 1:40, 1:45

Quite possibly something put out by Pearl or Simmons in 1981 or earlier but I'm not at all familiar with their analog synth drum replacement products. Or a send to cv of old analog synth?

Or toms recorded to tape and the sound replaced during mixdown?

Amazing "wobbly" analog synth sound, like a 1Hz LFO on the pitch and a long decay without retriggering on rolls??? Also amplitude is all over the place... maybe the controls were manipulated by hand realtime.


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Post by AUX1Dub » Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:11 am

I believe he was using a Mutron III and sometimes I think he used a Pollard Syn-Drum. I'm almost positive Jammy used the Syn-Drum. I know from experience that a Digi-Tech Envelope Filter will make very similar sounds. The Mutron is also an Envelope filter.

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Post by Red eye » Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:35 pm

In this studio one chune they use something simular I guess.

More of a percussion style use of a synth drum all over the chune.

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