Was It A Car Or A Cat I Saw

  • Submitted on time! Apr 26, 2020

This song is all about the catbus.


Seeing these palindromes through was way more challenging than I anticipated. All the guitars and rhythmic synths are their own palindromes. Drums too, for the most part. Vocals not so much.

Looking for feedback on

I am very quick to use electronic drums provided by Logic, but I'm curious about people's favorite drum sources/sound libraries.


nurphgun April 30, 2020 10:00pm

Knew you’d be the one to most fully commit to the palindromes when it came to rhythm. This is so fun and bumpin’.

Kristoph April 28, 2020 8:35pm

Chef’s kiss – like a left the club and feeling like slick silver and gold good.
Don’t know how to use drums of any kind, sorry can’t be a help there.
Great stuff, Nick.

agasthya April 28, 2020 1:52pm

can’t stop coming back to this one. the fucking “douku doo doo” vocals that come in at :46 are perfect.

nick April 28, 2020 1:56pm

one must allow oneself to scat

agasthyaApril 28, 2020 2:19pm

words to live by

Tengo April 27, 2020 11:32am

Love the mellow vibe of the vocals together with the sexy rhythmic base. Great song to just fall into a trance.

Sam Pearce April 27, 2020 1:27am

Don’t know much about the catbus, but if the cats will be spinning this, I’m in!

agasthya April 26, 2020 10:38pm

that was a wild ride. loved it. I recently started downloading one-shot drum samples from Splice which is nice if you want to build a kit made out of only sounds you like.

nick April 28, 2020 2:57pm

dope, ill check it

Z April 26, 2020 10:17pm

That is a STRICT adherence to parameters, props m8

Can’t weigh in on electronic drums either but,

Pretty sure I saw a cat at the end there..

froebusiness April 26, 2020 10:12pm

Yeah guy. Love the rhythmic synth backbone, sexy polyrhythms, and the subterranean vocals.

Ryan April 26, 2020 9:36pm

Head started nodding as soon as this track started and just did not stop. Addictive drums is pretty dang good for acoustic sounds. Can’t really weigh in on electronic drums. Though I look forward to checking this thread and pilfering some info myself.

Ben April 26, 2020 10:21pm

ryan tell me more about Addictive Drums

RyanApril 27, 2020 10:39am

It’s pretty sweet. I’m only just exiting rookie level with it. But it’s essentially a kit design (and beat programming if you’re into that sort of thing) plug-in. Just has great sounds and is easy to use. Lots of different packages available, ranging from like $150 to a few hundred buckaroos.

aubspeeps April 27, 2020 12:27pm

Yes to the immediate head nodding! I loooooovvee this vibe. Lovely on all counts, musically, vocally, production; I could live in this world for a while

Ben April 26, 2020 9:23pm

ahh yes, these are the 4over3-or-whatever polyrhythms that i think served as the original foundations of our friendship over a decade ago! This is so cool.