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Been a while since I posted a project.
This one is about random sounds. I used arpeggiator to trigger some randomness inside beatbox and other machines. I didn't put this track on souncloud, because the purpose is to let it roll and it will never sound the same...
Trick 1: the tempo is very low (30 bpm), in order to let changes not appear too fast.
Trick 2: The beatbox: it has a vey basic pattern (first beat for the BD, afterbeat for the snares. The others elements are triggered from 3 Modsynths: 1 for the main variations, 1 for the HH, 1 for the breaks. (no programmed breaks, they are all played by the random arpeggiator)
Trick 3: A builderz style PCM pushes some ambient sounds, driven by a slow arpeggiated modsynth
Trick 4: Same thing for the bass, but I restricted the notes to 1 octave, and added some dummy notes for the silences.
Trick 5: the KSS synth plays a sequence, and his Modsynth uses random LFOs to control pan and volume
Trick 6: Same thing for the Padsynth, with filter and volume driven by random LFOs
Trick 7: The djembe pattern is randomized with a S&H module.
The whole beast (14 tracks) may not play well on tiny phones, so you can delete some pairs of machines tolet the CPU breeze...
It could be played in pattern mode or in song mode. In song mode, some different patterns are programmed, this add some predictability to the result, but the song won't still play the same twice. As Baudelaire said: "ni tout à fait la même, ni tout à fait une autre"
Hope you enjoy it and play with these ideas.