July 12, 2013

Not bad, but you’re not rhythm ace.

Do you think, that with your limited knowledge of music gear, you would be able to differentiate the sounds that are produced on one machine from another?  There are many out there who feel they have been around long enough to know the difference between a synthesized analog sound and a digitally produced one.  Instead of offering opinions on sound, why not put these people up to the test.  I bet you know a few people who say they can tell the difference between regular and decaffeinated coffee – but if you really tried the taste test, most of them would fail.

I can honestly say that I don’t know much about the different sound machines that are out there.  I can immediately recognize the Roland TR-909 kicks and claps, since they are used in a lot of the tunes we hear today, and the same goes for 808 basslines and cowbells – but I seriously have no idea what the drums from a TR-606 might sound like.  For those of you who think you can pass the test, attackmagazine has offered a new quiz, which tests your ears against samples produced by only one drum machine.  Out of four choices, you have to figure out which one it really is.