Tonights theme is “The New Sensation.”

My entry: http://compo.thasauce.net/files/DDRKirby_ISQ__-_Shifting_Sensations(OHC136).mp3

Took me a while to get around to this writeup–been busy with stuff!

Compo rolled around last week and I wasn’t -entirely- sure what I wanted to do but I had the idea of trying to have something with really heavy reverb that I could sidechain/gate for a neat effect.  That something ended up being a blippy sinewave synth and from there I decided I would do something ambient, among the lines of the Osmos soundtrack, which I had been listening to the day before (so, no coincidence there).

I’m not going to delve into the entire track since it’s all of 7 (!) minutes long…yep, since I did ambient stuff with lots of repeated patterns, I managed to break the 7-minute barrier, which is quite ridiculous for about one hour’s worth of work.  I probably would have had a little bit more too, if I didn’t have a VST issue and associated FL crashes to deal with.

The song is actually written in 7/4, but the first part seems to be “in 4 with interesting rhythmic delays”–that’s intentional, I wanted the beginning to seem like it was in 4, but then shift over to 7, which ended up being a really neat feel.  The last section does another timing shift when the dotted-eighth-based arp synth takes us into a different time signature.

Lots of reverb here, and lots of blippy sinewave synths make for a really neat ambience.  Overall I’m really happy with how it turned out, and this was a really refreshing direction to take things.


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