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Casio CT-370 and a drummer (me)

My latest youtube workings involve me creating music only on a Casio CT-370 keyboard (1987) then playing real drums to them. I’ve created two songs so far and have more in the works.

Here’s my second installment of the Casio CT-370 and drummer vids. I’m especially proud of this one and took a little longer practicing the parts and working something out on drums I thought would be interesting. If you like it, comment, click like and subscribe!

Gear used:
Casio CT-370 (1987)

Tama Imperialstar Bop Kit in Hairline Blue Wrap (18×16 kick 12×8 rack tom 14×14 floor tom 14×5 snare)
90s Ludwig Rocker 13×10 rack tom (left of snare) Metallic Blue Wrap

Zildjian ZHT Mastersound 14″ Hi Hats (B12 Alloy)
Paiste PST 5 Rock Crash 19″ (drilled and rehammered B8 Alloy)
NuVader Ride 22″ (NS12 Alloy)
Meinl HCS Trash Crash 16″ (Brass)

Remo Vintage A (toms and snare batters)
Aquarian Response 2 Coated (kick batter)
Remo Vinage Emperor (kick resonant, no hole with felt strip)
Tama Single Ply Clear (snare and toms resonant)
Remo Smooth White Emperor (Rocker top)
Evans G1 clear (Rocker bottom)

Cad KBM412 Kick
Nady RSM5 Ribbon Overhead (used in Mid Side Miking Techique)
BM-800 Condesner (used in Mid Side Miking Techique)
SHS OM-450 (sm57 copy on snare miked from the side of the drum)

Aquarian X10 5B synthetic drum sticks

Ableton Live Intro 9 (sequenced and arranged casio)
Cubase LE 5 (recorded drums and mixed)
Audacity (mastered audio)
Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 13 (Video Editing)

This song, which I am calling “Central Interface Control Module”, was made entirely on a Casio Casiotone CT-370 (1987) and live recorded drums. I recorded and arranged in Ableton Live Intro then recorded live drums to it also in ableton, on the timeline screen with autowarp long samples disabled.

The CT-370 doesn’t have midi, so I was forced to play all the parts individually by hand. Ableton makes this easy though because of it’s amazing time correction tools.

It was quite hot in my studio when I was doing the drums to it, you can pretty much see sweat dripping off of me, haha.

Amiga Protracker and a Drummer

I programmed a song in Protracker then recorded myself playing drums to it. For more videos like this, subscribe to my channel.