Synth1

Experimentation, Music

Experimentation : 021417

The past couple weeks have been pretty exciting when it comes to Nerve War. Sounds discovered, tracks completed, oh my! Below are a few samples of some things I've been working on and playing with. I've got a lot more in the works too, but I gotta save some surprises for the album release, after all ;)

Track 01

This first track starts out with an arpeggiated bass line generated by the Arturia SEM V, which is an emulator for the Oberheim SEM. Then comes in a light an airy medoly courtesy of the free VST Synth1. And lastly, on top of everything, is an arpeggiated lead from the Arturia JUP-8VJupiter-8 emulator. Overall this track is coming along nicely and will definitely be making an appearance on the upcoming album :)

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This next one is a noisy as hell experimentation using the free VST TyrellN6 from U-HE. Not sure if this one will go anywhere, but I'm definitely keeping it in my back pocket.

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Lastly is a track that's giving me a bit of problem with synchronization settings (which you will likely hear). the bass line is generated with the Arturia MINI V filtered through the D16 Devastor. Towards the end Prophet V makes an appearance. Overall I'm digging the vibe of this one, I just need to figure out the sync issue (I'm sure it's just operator errorrrrrr, drrrr).

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Experimentation, Music

Experimentation : 011517

Tonight I spent a few hours playing with the free VST Synth1 virtual analog synthesizer from Ichiro Toda. I started out with some freeform low-end flanging noise, then layered it with some arpeggiated (is that even a word? I'm using it anyway) high-end for a bit of a creepy sounding transition I'm digging. After the dip down, it comes back in with some slicing and application of noise to the Synth1. The drums are a mixture of a distorted Impulse 808 and BFD. Fun night! I almost feel like this is getting close to having many of the necessary elements for a complete song :)

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