"Mosquito Mange"

"Mosquito Mange" [4 MB .mp3]

A standard Electribe drumbeat is run through the Mutator filter and then the Reaktor Cyan plug-in. A parameter called "distance spread" allows changes in pitch based on altering a delay or chorus function (not sure how it works entirely but it involves putting the treated signal out of phase with the input signal). A controller curve that I wrote acts as a virtual knob turner to create the melody and improvisational sections. "Mosquito Mange" is one of the deadly substances in the Zone in the Strugatsky's Roadside Picnic.

"Word Planet in Title (Variation)"

"Word Planet in Title (Variation)" [2.6 MB .mp3]

A remix of an earlier tune. Added a drum kit that sounds a bit like a live player struggling to stay in tempo with 8-bittish music. Also more filtering on the main voices and a kind of round at the end with two parts playing out of sync.

"RT Controllers"

This is a repost of a song I put up in Jan. 2006. I changed the name because it was too much like some non-US TV show or something that was drawing insane amounts of unwanted traffic. Otherwise the post and the song are the same as they were.

rt controllers

"RT Controllers" [mp3 removed].

The Sidstation synth feels like a real black box sometimes--there are weird wavetable sequences programmed into the presets that don't come out unless you hold notes a certain way, and/or never come out the same way twice. "RT Controllers" is tightly organized (and short) and combines several hardware and software synths, but burbling in and around the regular sixteenth notes are these unpredictable "Commodore 64 game" swoops and blurps that the Sid just seems to make of its own accord. I've been avoiding overt videogame references but more and more I just want to let this machine go its own way, as Stevie Nicks might say.