Last month I held a contest to draw the cover of my album “Can You Draw Me?” I ended up getting a ton of great entries, so I thought I would post all of them here on my website! The contest challenge was to draw a photo I took of a Pirate dummy in Englewood Florida with my Mavica FD-7.
Keep in mind I do not use the TD-8 Roland kit, so the mapping is slightly different. You will need reaper to load the file onto your TD-8. Just run a midi out from reaper to your td-8 and play the file, your TD-8 will automatically import the drum kit. Make sure you back up your kits before loading new ones! My kit tom 1 is crash 1, ride is mapped 3 zones using the ride input and the crash 2 input, crash 2 is mapped to Aux. Everything else is normal.
2020 was a weird year to say the least, so what better way to finish off the year than with a really weird album by Demonic Sweaters? Yes, “Can You Draw Me?” is weird, but I do not think it is weird in a way that makes it non-relatable to the average listener.
On this album I have returned to my roots and it is very synthesizer and drum heavy. Above all I believe this album conveys a consistent mood throughout. A mood of mystery. A mystery steeped in technology gone awry. A ghost in the machine.
The album is organically played, but electronically produced. My electronic drum set was used on most of the songs on the record using the Roland TD-8 and Alesis Nitro drum modules. Synthesizers and controllers used were the Kawai K1m, The UVI Emulation One, UVI Darklight, Casio CT-370 (Soundfont by DS), Akai MPD16, MidiPlus Classic 49, Mothman 1966, Mothman 2000, Elogoxa Cosmogirl, EGOkILLERversion2, and the Korg Monotron Delay, and some others I probably forgot about. Guitars and basses used were the Squier Mustang HH, Harley Benton RX-10, Rogue Fretless bass. Acoustic drums Tama Club-JAM Mini with expansion kit and Paiste Cymbals (on Space Dingo only)
At the moment Manasota only has 5 followers, haha. Let see if we can get it to 100! I have a new album coming out as Manasota in the next month, and I really think you will love it and I want to make sure you hear it!
You could also really help me out by sharing that link, or adding some Manasota songs to some playlists! Thank you so much!
Get 7% off digital distribution on Distrokid https://distrokid.com/vip/demonicsweaters. Piezos https://amzn.to/3hOc7wN, gaffer’s tape https://amzn.to/32FxKct, output jacks https://amzn.to/32MmpHq, L brackets https://amzn.to/3bbx56r. You can probably find wire, sponges, and anything else you need laying around the house. Though the total cost of buying all of these items is more than $5, it will allow you to make 6 of them since most of the items come in bulk, and it is still very cheap, so in reality one trigger is probably less than $5 if you’re good at math and want to figure out because I am not. Either way it’s cheap and works. Did you ever want to know how to build your own drum trigger? How about a dual zone trigger that mounts on the inside of the drum? It is really not that hard. Though there’s some videos on YouTube of people making ones WAY MORE COMPLICATED than this one. This one will work, and does a good job once you get it configured.