A quick experimental sketch, sort of a techno-themed piece. I wanted to do something playing off of some atmospheric noise sounds generated by Noisetar, which is a fascinating synth based entirely around digitally-generated noise rather than traditional oscillators (it’s available for free, in case you’re interested in playing around with it yourself). I used it to create the sort of noise background that the other sounds rise up from. Ultimately, I like the way it sounds as is (I like sticking it in my music player and playing it on continuous loop while I’m working on stuff, with the noise intro/outro it loops quite well), but I’m still thinking about adding in a few things to it and making it into more of a feature-length track.
Tag Archive for Techno
Another collection of continuing experimentations creating music on-the-go with my phone and other mobile devices.
I finally got around to installing Nodebeat, and created this little sequence:
I’m still working on tweaking it to see if I can get some different sounds out of it. I think it might be due to the blending effect of the delay, but when I was comparing it to another work I did in the program a while back, while the two pieces are different it does present a certain similarity in tone. Perhaps some different processing is in order on subsequent works…
I also did a quick little sound clip/intro in a newish sequencer program called AUXY, which is a little limited but has some promising sequencers:
What is Wub Scub? I have no idea. I guess it’s the sound I make when I attempt to vocally imitate dubstep. I do not have a very high regard of the dubstep genre generally. Therefore, the following demo is obviously not dubstep; rather, it is fairly traditional dark-ish driving techno, featuring a custom-programmed “wobble bass” that is admittedly a hallmark of the dubstep genre. (Really, it’s not that hard to do – all it is in this case is a custom-tweaked FM bass with high harmonics, with some drive and distortion, pumped through an LFO-linked filter with programmed variable frequency). The full demo also includes some bitcrushed samples and other fun stuff. The main bass is a custom patch for EFM1, processed by CamelCrusher and modulated by Logic AutoFilter. Samples and drums are stock logic loops.
I also created a couple of more “minimal” arrangements if you’d rather focus more on the bass sound:
And, just for fun, here’s what it sounds like when cranked (maniacally) up to 140BPM:
Oh, and as an extra added bonus, here’s a track of me running just the bass loop while playing the “wobble” live for around four minutes or so. The track, to me, seems just about on the edge of unlistenable, but then again, people listen to actual dubstep and seem to enjoy it, so who knows…
(Although, to be fair, *actual* dubstep sounds more like this)
A demo project I did a while back to test out some new things: specifically, Reaper, MicroTonic, and SynPlant.
Available for you are three different versions, with varying effects.