Thanks @cerkit & @Same_Freaky_Sound! I appreciate the listen and the good vibes
These days I make pretty much everything from scratch, percussion elements included. I’ve made xrnis for kick drum generators, snare drum generators, and hihat generators, which I dial in to taste, resample, and process using renoise dsp. Sound design is a big part of psy styles, so a lot of energy goes into sonic experimentation along those avenues. Every sound is more or less unique (sometimes I’ll reuse an instrument in another track), and generally built up from single cycle waveforms (adventure kid ftw) or white or pink noise, processed with native dsp, often heavily modulated in the instrument effect chain using macros and a doofer to modulate them with keytrackers and lfos.
Composition is its own kind of process, and is mysterious to me, so I’m not sure how much I can say about it, other than that I try to feel into the music and listen for the sounds and energies I want to feel/hear.
Then I just keep working on it til I either lose interest or finish the piece. Lather, rinse, repeat. Of course there’s a lot going on technically, but you all know that
Umm, for psy stuff I like kindzadza and psykovsky, atim, txubaka, and a bunch of others. I actually don’t listen to much psy. A lot of world music, some classical, tipper, krimma, jade cicada, whatever. Aphex, autechre, & squarepusher were all big influences back in the day and I wrote idm and left-field breaks for a long time before psy got a hold of me. Basically, I’ll listen to anything if I think it’s good.