download caustic file here
First I wanted to apologize to everyone (all my friends) here for not hanging out here much so far this year. My job is really kicking me and I am doing a lot of traveling etc. which doesn't give me much free time. But I have been keeping up with everyones Caustic tracks on soundcloud. This started out as a simple trance piece but morphed a bit when I increased the tempo. The challenge was getting these abrasive sounds to work together, and I don't think I really succeeded, even in the final mix. It started with Mike's Trance Beat Box preset and the Bass Chug preset for the PCM machine. I eventually cut it down so that it really was a bit more compact. I played it for someone who sat next to me in the plane and she said it sounded like a video game so maybe it was inspired by the RISE radio station in Grand Theft Auto 3 that I have been playing.