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Happy New Year All!
This is a track that quickly began to take shape after plugging the MIDI keyboard into Caustic. Once the main melody was in place I duplicated it onto another instrument to beef up the sound, and went from there. It uses a few ambient reverse vocal samples from the Aiva vocal pack and has been finished a couple of weeks, but I've been forever fiddling around with the mix(!)
I'd originally planned to use a 'Samples' PCMSynth in slot 14 and bounce some audio effects down to their own 'notes' in the PCMSynth, freeing up instrument slots. This began with a reverse reverb effect leading into the PadSynth sound. I intended to do this with the noise sweeps (which take up two instrument slots) but they ended up varying a fair bit throughout the track which would have led to a lot of audio data & effort.
By the time the track was finished I had used up all instrument slots, but hadn't really needed to use the 'Samples' PCMSynth, other than to add some sub-bass note samples. I also realised this idea would probably work better once the PCMSynth can support stereo samples, so maybe I'll try it again in the future...!
*Edit* 23rd Feb 2015 - New extended mix added at bottom of thread