[sdiy] Trying to identify sound...

Dave Kendall davekendall at ntlworld.com
Wed Dec 26 08:38:42 CET 2012

Hi Tom.

It comes in again at lower volume from 4:10 onwards, and does sound 
like a combo organ there. There is no constant vibrato on it - check 
the sustained notes at starting around 5:19 just before the shark 

However at around 5:34 (shark on conveyer belt) there is what sounds 
like quick bursts of vibrato on the end of some notes. Easy on a synth 
mod wheel, but an organ player could have just as easily flicked the 
VIBRATO tab on and off quickly for that effect too.

Farfisa compacts had a buzzy sound, particularly with the booster tab 
added, and they were certainly around in '67. I don't know them well 
enough to be more precise, as it's nearly 30 years since I got my hands 
on one.....

Hope you nail it, and happy Xmas!


On 26 Dec 2012, at 04:57, Tom Arnold wrote:

> Trying to identify what created a bassline in a 1967 episode of 
> Tom&Jerry.
> I've tried a couple times to patch up something to make this sound and
> failed.  I'm guessing its a pretty simple square wave but I'm missing 
> the
> organic instable quality.
> Anyhow, here's a youtube link thats working for the moment:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTJLTIV0WW4
> The sound is prominent at 58 seconds, used a bit throughout the 
> episode, and
> then prominent again at 6:30.
> At first I thought it was some flavor of reed instrument,  sax or 
> bassoon, but
> it doesn't have the same qualities.
> Anyhow, perhaps you are bored.  I mean, its a good episode of 
> Tom&Jerry at
> the very least.  I have a feeling its some flavor of cheap combo organ 
> or
> something which would mean I'm on the right track for waveform just 
> havent
> gotten the filter right.
> Thanks and happy holidays!
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