Caustic Song file (optional):
This track was influenced by a couple of factors. One was re-watching the FMSynth tutorial video, after which, I created some melody & bass sounds with the synth and the track began. The 2nd was watching a few of Future Music's 'In The Studio...' videos on Youtube. One thing I noticed, was the heavy use of layering of sounds to create a richer and more unique final sound.
I've therefore used up all available machine slots experimenting with layering of sounds. I've layered the FMSynth 'stabs' sound with a couple of other similar sounds. The bass is layered with a formant filter effect, and I created a vox-synthy sound based on a looped section of a vocal sample using the Wav editor. This is layered with another instance of PCMSynth, (an octave lower & with different effects), a Subsynth playing the same notes, and I've also used a machine input for additional effects.
Finally, after reading about it in one of James' posts, I tried the 'reversed drums' trick by exporting 1 bar of the drum beat, then reversing it in the Wav editor, towards the end of the track.
Any comments welcome!