February 9, 2010 9:02 PM

One real tambourine, and a pile of virtual organs

So I walked out of a night of Korean Karaoke with a cheap tambourine that I thought belonged to a friend, but turned out to really belong to the karaoke joint. Reader, I kept the tambourine. I'd never used one before, and I had a copy of Logic Express I'd barely touched. So I recorded a few bars of tambourine (thinking I'd record an acoustic song about a species of horse I had in mind), and the rest was an instrumental experiment. There is no horse; only a jingle.

posted by bicyclefish (5 comments total)

A jingle? Neigh! A masterpiece.

Really enjoyed the synth-scape. Is this patterns on repeat, or a "live" take? It sounds very natural and organic.
posted by abc123xyzinfinity at 10:41 PM on February 9, 2010

This is awesome, and I really love the way it sounds at around 0:50, where the bass drops and the reverb comes in and suddenly there is a lot of space. The dropping of the tambourine at the end was surprisingly effective with the other mini percussion things going on, so I might consider doing that during the song, maybe around that bridge thing that starts at 1:45 ish.
posted by Corduroy at 5:31 AM on February 10, 2010

Hey, thanks guys.

Some patterns repeat, because the beat is carried by internal rhythms and not a real drumbeat. Falling even slightly out of phase made the whole thing fall apart, so I looped what I could, then played live over it. I think it's five tracks total, plus a few for claps and bells.

And Corduroy, I think you're right, esp. about dropping that damn tambourine. Kept meaning to do something like that, but after a couple of weeks of work, finally said screw it, I'm putting it up! But I'll totally take that advice.

Thanks again!
posted by bicyclefish at 10:19 AM on February 10, 2010

Insane little piece, I love it. Sounds like it was a lot of fun to make.
posted by micayetoca at 8:09 AM on February 11, 2010

Hi! Fun to make, I'm sure, and VERY fun to HEAR!
posted by snsranch at 6:43 PM on February 11, 2010

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