Thanks a lot for this course @KirkDegiorgio !
Brilliant tutorial for this excellent track bringing this genre back under the spotlights again.
Solid workflow & very well explained audio processing & choices as well as valuable background information about real gears choices & usage at the time. Explaining the musical components/elements of such tracks was also very informative & interesting.
Thanks for clarifying why you choose to normalize all tracks before exporting BTW, that was indeed not very clear to all in some previous tutorials.
Very pleased to see you using the PolyM Soft-Synth from Xils-Lab, it's really a gorgeous sounding emulation of the Poly-Moog. You should check their emulation of the EMS VCS3 & a never released EMS VSC4 (Xils 3 & Xils 4 Plugins). I really wish Sonic Academy could make some tutorials on Xils-Lab products, they sound terrific.
And finally, since you asked to be corrected if wrong, no, the original TR-808 percussive sound was indeed named after "Maracas" & not "Cabasa", I think there was a "Cabasa" sound on the TR-727 drum machine.
Thank you again for this great track & course.