"Octavia" [mp3 removed]
Am interested in demos as an art form: a piece of music that's not intended as music, just to demonstrate various features of gear. This song is done in that spirit. The instrument is Native Instruments' software version of the classic early 80s synth, the Prophet 5. Am using four patches here: Hot Bass, Hihat, Hihat 2, and Playground. The tune has been posted earlier as "Free Alpha," "Alpha Inshore," and "Blistering Alpha."
Many consider the Pro-53 to be "cold" and "thin" compared to the "warm," "fat" sound of the Prophet 5. I suppose it is. This song was written as if cold and thin were virtues.