5. And It's Warm Outside
Foundry Sound Forge
Foundry Acid Pro
All sounds were to be generated using Absynth
Forum Synth. These sounds could be modified in Sound
Forge and a final 3-5 minute mix was to be created in Acid
This track proved to be the most difficult for me. I tended to want to
play the instruments as musically as possible rather than mess with the
guts to get unique sounds. As with any instrument, without the talent
to play it, it's hard to get something good from it. With little ability
to play keyboards, this was the trap I fell into.
The sounds generated in my first attempt ended up being abandoned completely.
The experience was carried on to the second attempt though and shaped
the way I approached it. This track uses no loops. Everything was played
repeatedly to prevent an overly strict rhythm and the order was mixed
up from the original. One of the difficulties I faced with all my projects
was to keep each sample on beat. On this track, I largely ignored keeping
the beat and experimented with filling in inside and out of the beats.
The drum sounds were generated in Absynth,
modified in Sound
Forge and then compiled into a four-minute track using Sound
Plant. This enabled me to get raw rhythms that don't necessarily feel
computer generated giving the track less of an electronic, digital feel.
Portions of that four-minute track made their way in and out of the completed