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Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Syncing Akai Tomcat with Korg Volcas and Monotribe, analog synth and drum machine jam Bass Keys FM
Published on Nov 15, 2016 Expanding Sound
"The Akai Tomcat is an analog drum machine with 5 different manipulative drum voices. I think it sounds great, and sites like Musicians Friend run 99 dollar deals on them from time to time. For an analog drum machine with pulse sync and midi input/output thats a heck of a deal.
This was a fun jam to make, with the intention of testing how well the Akai machine would play with my other favorite cost efficient analog boxes, the Korg Volcas. Happy to report not many issues, though you want to make sure you don't use a Monotribe or Volca Bass as your master unit. They don't have Tempo Note Value on their front ends, so you want to make sure you set your tempo value with a separate unit to keep those two from playing double time. The Tomcat Proved to be a great starting point, and made me realize with its midi output as well you can use it as a great brain for a lot of different types of jams.