Disquiet Junto 0397 Numbers Racket

The Junto this week asks for music in the spirit of the famous Roland TR-808 drum machine.

I began wondering about the mixed reviews it got on release and the "unrealistic" sound that would become the defining character of the 808.

Thinking about the drum sounds I've shaped from various sources led me to look for the spirit of the 808 elsewhere.

You can see I didn't look very far and revisited my recording of Narrandera's Big Guitar.

The low rumble of the open string was perfect for the celebrated humming kick.

Then I listened for transients to fill the roles of snare and high-hat, before adding a few harmonics and notes.