Sunday, February 3, 2013

New Track: Gemini (Moombahton)

I called it "Gemini" because it's basically two tracks in one. The two halves differ quite a bit, but blend a little too closely for a clear separation, sharing the same bass line and some similar elements. The second half steals a little mojo from drum and bass.

I started this track as a sketchpad to figure out an advanced tutorial on programming the Access Virus, a powerful but idiosyncratic synthesizer. It turned into actual music. I used a mixture of playing things live, MIDI sequencing, and licensed, royalty-free samples to make it. No code involved, unfortunately, although my code for music hacking is getting pretty good.