My New Thing is a new regular MT feature. If you've bought something interesting and/or cheap, why not write in with a pic and some sound samples and a story? This week, John has a beauty...
What is it? "I got this for $20 on eBay, which seems like an
eminently reasonable price for this little treasure of eighties cheese.
As it happens, the sound is pretty good, with controls for pitch, release, and pad sensitivity. This [100k MP3] sample shows what a bit of tweaking does.
I intend to run it through a Boss Loopstation to generate thunderous electronic applause at gigs."
Best bit: "Please note the ceramic capacitors. They're SQUARE! I can't describe to you the depths of geek pleasure this affords me. Perhaps somewhere out there is a Thai drum machine with electrolytics shaped like little pyramids...if there is, you know I'll find it." Thanks, John!