I have a feeling there will be more of this coming. I’m liking some of the results I get just driving along with sequencers. This is a Reaktor sequencer from the user library called Scale Step SEQ 16 and the synth is Carbon2. The changes are just noodling with various parameters of each.
This was used as a soundtrack for another little video, too. Taken from the roof of my car as a storm rolled in.
I’m finding that I am really interested in modular synths, especially the idea of driving them with step-sequencers. Sometimes using a traditional piano keyboard and editing midi is no fun. When I troll the user library on the Reaktor site, I download all the oddball sequencers I can find. Inspired by this terrific video of The Subliminal Kid, I thought I’d just set up something in Reaktor and record the output.
This is the Monoliner sequencer running a patch in Carbon. The drums are a simple set-up in SineBeats. I mixed them together with a little mixer and recorded it in RecorderBox. It was more than five minutes long so I edited a bit in Ableton and added a little BeatRepeat in the middle part.
I have books on deadline, but I’d spend an entire week doing this if I could.
The synth you hear is Reaktor’s Carbon. Just working the filter cutoff with the LFO until it falls into line with the beat. The idea was something I had in my head this week but I don’t think it’s there quite yet. I ended up with some clipping, for instance. The main idea was working this wave, getting it quantized, and chopping it up.