March 3, 2011
Just To See If I Could, Really...
by Chris Randall
This was interesting to make. Instead of sequencing the MIDI for this track, I made a Max patch that shits MIDI notes via an intricate system of nested metro and delay objects. Sort of a brute-force generative system. I also picked up a BOSS RRV-10 reverb (the little half-rack jobbie under the MeeBlip) last night. I've been looking for one of these for years as I have a couple circuit-bending tricks I wanted to try on it, but I didn't want to pay the going eBay rate. Finally found one on Craigslist here in PHX for $50, which is much more reasonable.
Anyhow, yeah, you can pretty much tell what is going on here, I imagine. The face-melting foot is from the Source; normally that synth isn't really very good for percussion sounds, but it can do that one fairly well. The only sound not from one of the hardware synths is the snare, which originated in New Zealand in the Goldbaby Labs, and makes its way to your ears via Kombinat. I think this about wraps things up for my "experiments" videos, and I'm going to get down to the nitty gritty of writing and recording the next EP, which (as I've mentioned in previous posts) will be complex and time-consuming.