"What or Why"

aerobic screenshot

"What or Why" [mp3 removed]

The Reaktor Aerobic groovebox has 6 "units" each of which is separately sequenceable up to 16 steps and has its own "live" rhythm synthesis settings (including pitched sounds). A "snapshot" is a pattern with all six units playing together. I wrote about 13 snapshot patterns, then slaved the snaps to Cubase so that note-on commands trigger the patterns for as long as the note is held. Thus the Aerobic parts of this song are played "live" in continuous take. I re-used my 808 pattern from the last song (flanged slightly) to give the beats more "bottom" and wrote a lead line for two Absynth presets ("ugly wahwah clav" and "enormous and unnumbered").