Here’s another one from me. I seem to have developed some kind of habit of making 7+ minute long ever-changing songs. I have a strong desire to make some shorter, but more condensed ones in the future.
Anyway, I recently finally got a new computer! I replaced my 8 year old 17" iMac with a mid-tower type PC. It’s on the lower end of things, but it’s miles ahead of what I had to deal with up until this point. I am now able to put as much DSP in my songs as I damn like, and find it rather satisfying. To test it I decided to try making some drums and percussion sounds through synthesis instead of using samples and I came up with this track as a result of that. There’s not a single sound in this track that doesn’t have some sort of modulated processing, but I still couldn’t push the CPU usage past the 40% mark, so I think I can safely say I’m very happy with my purchase. Also, it’s a PC, so it’s ready to take some upgrades if I suddenly invest in some CPU-heavy plugins, but for the time being, I’m enamoured with the ability to use some of my favourite plugins from way back before I bought the iMac, such as Synth1.
All in all, it was a fun track to make, and much more time-consuming that some of my recent works. However, I do believe the work I put into it developed it into a much needed diversion from my usual sound. I hope you enjoy it.