Tag Archive for synth

new year, new sounds

So, over the holidays, one of my gifts to myself was to take advantage of holiday sales to flesh out my library of instrument and effect plug-ins, on computer and on mobile (especially to take advantage of the AUv3 instrument integration into iOS mobile DAWs).  On the computer side, though, I picked up a couple of interesting effects (Glitchmachines Quadrant and Illformed Glitch 2), and a couple of synths that were different from my standard repertoire, including Wiggle, which I’m not sure I can even quite describe yet, and the most recent synth designed by Dmitry Sches, Thorn.

Maybe it’s the fact that I’m more experienced with different types of synthesis now, or the fact that the instrument really is quite intuitive to program, but I’ve actually been getting into some sound design with it.  Aside from the now-defunct Vanguard, which had few enough parameters that I felt like I could tackle them all, for the most part I’ve mainly done tweaks to existing synth patches.  Something about Thorn, though, makes me really want to just dive right in and see what I can create.  I haven’t even tried any of the presets that it came with yet, just starting from a blank preset and going from there, and I’ve already created some interesting stuff, like the following clip, which is just one of my synth programs applied to a simple set of notes:

A Sequence

And just for fun, here’s a version of it accompanied by some effected drums:

A Sequence (Drums)

Sound Sequence Clips

Some short sound clips/loops I created while working on some tracks for Acoustic Rain.

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Sustainable Head

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Acoustic Rain (tablet experiments)

An experimental album of music played/sequenced live and recorded on my phone/tablet using various music apps.  All songs here are the first “live” draft, and may be corrected/reprocessed later.  Generally ambient synth/rock sound.

1. Barbecuew (created by… my voice, primarily)

Barbecuew

1. An Unpopular Lactobacilli (created in Beatwave)

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2. A Vaguely Popular Lactobacilli (created in Beatwave)

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3. RainA (created in Rockmate)

RainA

4. Yergi (created in Rockmate)

Yergi

Yeehaw

Just a quick little clip testing out NLogPoly, a surprisingly capable analog synth, and a custom-tweaked sound patch I worked up in it.  Just for kicks, there’s a version where I tossed it in alongside some of the widgy sounds I was using on the previous track.

Yeehaw (Solo)

Yeehaw