The journey was more important than the destination on this one where I used both chords for this track prompted by the Music Weeklies Challenge which started very much in the organised sound vein but then took an unexpected turn. Some of the ideas and techniques used will certainly show up elsewhere.
The task was to transcribe a drawing by Stephanie Merchak to sound and it’s just possible something was lost in translation.
As the idea was to do a tune based on a picture I saw an opportunity to draw on my stock of software bought in sales that seemed a really good idea at the time but I haven’t got round to using much – in this case Photosounder
With that I produced a number of basic tracks across the range from tonal to noise which were then effected to an inch of their lives. The only things played were the aforementioned two chords for arpeggio duties and the very irritating bass synth riff.
Extra marks for naming the 1986 tune where I first used the effect on the end? This competition limited to the 9 people still living who heard it in the first place.