Culture Clash

November 26, 2007 4:58 PM

Micayetoca and I in a fun collaboration. Features banjo, vocal percussion and a big bass.

Hey thanks micayetoca, that was a blast!

posted by snsranch (11 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Thx to you, it was a lot of fun. I hiperventilated the whole song through, that psst psst psst psst can be hard to do, thankfully the song was not one of those 21 minute pieces.
posted by micayetoca at 5:10 PM on November 26, 2007

Nice work, y'all! This is great fun. Mouth percussion! Yeah!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:25 PM on November 26, 2007

micayetoca, at the end when you go "psssssss" it sounds like you ran out of steam at just the right moment.
posted by snsranch at 5:53 PM on November 26, 2007

Heh, this is pretty quirky. What kind of bass is that? I mean... is it an upright bass?
posted by edlundart at 8:48 PM on November 26, 2007

is it an upright bass?

That's a pretty big round fat consisitent sound... my guess is... it's a sample. Am I correct?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:11 AM on November 27, 2007

it's actually not a bass at all, it's supposed to be a bass drum (actually, a surdo) but the sound came from an agonizing MC-303. Since the poor MC-303 is dying, it gives pretty inconstant sounds, so I had to tweak it a bit with its own controls, that's why it doesn't sound percussive at all.
posted by micayetoca at 4:18 AM on November 27, 2007

posted by cashman at 7:49 AM on November 27, 2007

It takes too-kuh-too-kuh-two to tango. Awesome.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 5:12 PM on November 27, 2007

What's wrong with the MC-303? From what I gather off of the Wikipedia page, it's got some sort of microprocessor in it. Maybe you can try upgrading the internal software? Unless I'm overestimating it's digitalness...
posted by spiderskull at 11:03 PM on November 27, 2007

I've always assumed it must have an internal battery and that battery is ding, because it shows the exact symptoms of other electronic devices when their batteries die.

It still works and everything you program in it stays there, but the sound of, say, a bass drum will change within minutes (it may sound deep the first time around, and if you check out other sounds and come back to it, it may sound all muffed and dead). That happened a lot while recording the song next to this one.)

Why don't I just have it opened and have someone replace the battery?, you might ask. Good question. I could (and should) do that.
posted by micayetoca at 3:51 AM on November 28, 2007

Aw! You guys sound like you had a blast. I love the mouth percussion, man. I would hyperventilate and die if I tried that, I think. Nicely done, fellas.
posted by melissa may at 12:13 AM on November 29, 2007

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