"Amiable Floater" [mp3 removed]
Not that it matters, but the sound generation of this song is 100% analog. The computer was used only to trigger note on/off and velocity and to record and mix. The rest of it's voltages and filtering and a lot of layering. The genesis of it was that the drum machine I'm using has three tunable drums that can either be kicks or toms. I tuned them so the drum hits could be played like a bass line. The piece isn't really all that amiable--it gets a bit mysterious at the end during the "acid" part. The overall texture makes me think a little of Derrick May's work, which was the first techno music I really started studying. Not sure why exactly--kind of a jazzy feel?
It's a good headphone piece, I think.
I am not familiar with Derrick May's work. I like the bass/drum line. The drums are cool & nice filter sweeps. I like how it builds up and then the other voices come in. It gets really trippy. Another great work!
Thanks. I'm pretty happy with it. It's built up note by note from scratch--no samples, loops or found MIDI notes. Again, not that that matters, but it helps my confidence to know I can write all the parts, even simple ones, and then "complexify" it with the filtering and overdubbing. Derrick May was one the "Belleville Three" Detroit techno producers--his CD "Innovator" is worth scarfing up.
"It's built up note by note from scratch--no samples, loops or found MIDI notes."