Many varieties and sizes of tom-tom, but for our purposes they can be considered as basically snares without the snare. Electronic toms rarely sound close to the real thing, their whackyness often a signature.
On the Tempest, as with any decent synthesizer, we can create 1-note – and thus 1-voice – chords by tuning our oscillators to the correct intervals.
I’ve got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell… 😉 The 808 cowbell is highly distinctive and surprisingly easy to recreate.
This is not intended as a course on drum synthesis, but rather some basic principles (from my own personal perspective) that can be applied to the DSI Tempest, or any other decent subtractive synthesizer.
[soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/35533656″ params=”auto_play=false&show_artwork=true&color=0006ff” width=”100%” height=”81″ iframe=”true” /] Raw and unpolished.