Caustic Song file (optional):
I've posted this up a couple of times because I think it's an amazing bit of engineering and a damn nice little tune.
So I delved a little deeper into it and it seems there's a piano version, which has a more convincing middle bit, although it gets all a bit over complicated for my taste. However, there were the midi files for it. So I took it apart, simplified it and turned it all into patterns that sound a bit more like the marble machine.
Well, I fancied making a remix of it so I thought I'd start with something akin to the marble machine and simplistic before I went to town with it.
Because I care I love each and every one of you deeply I thought I'd share this simple version and let the Causticites go crazy with it and post up their creations here (ideally with the caustic file so we can all use it as a learning tool).
What's in the Caustic File?
Machine 1: Lead : So the main lead loop is a single 8 bar pattern A1 (And B1 to include the lead note). A2 and A3 are the middle 16 bars.
Machine 2: Bass : This is a very basic bass line, A9-16 are the bassline on C,D,E,F,G,A,B,C and A1-8 are the sharps of those where applicable
Machine 3: Chords : Using the same sound as Lead and the same pattern organisation of Bass, this a really simplified left hand
Machine 4: Drums ; A mashed up kit from various presets and tweaked to give a more or less correct sound of the marble machine
Machine 5: Flywheel : Throughout the track is the sound of the flywheel acting very rhythmically so I included an impression of this.
So please go forth, download, and remix it into a trance or d&b track, so metal, or orchestral... whatever you think might work. And then share the results with the community.
Lets get involved!