Caustic Song file (optional):
I began working on this track after connecting my MIDI keyboard to Caustic and playing around with the pitch wheel. I don't normally use the keyboard a great deal due to the effort in setting it all up, and hadn't realised pitchbend was supported, but it does allow for sounds you simply can't play live otherwise.
I built up a chord sequence using the FMSynth and decided I wanted some side-chained pulsing strings to go with it, regardless of whether the kick was active. I initially added a muted Beatbox for the sidechain, but realised I could free up an instrument slot by drawing in a volume automation curve for the strings instead, and copy/pasting that automation curve throughout the track. After some A/B-ing I was quite pleased with the effect, and especially the free instrument slot!
The bass sound is a reused preset I'd created previously, I used the Wav editor for a reversed snare effect, and I've layered up a few different sounds throughout, using up all available slots, to create the final track.
Any comments welcome!