by tom moodyComments Off on famous korean rapper X 2
psy GIF liberated from the master's page design, enlarged and/or frame-reduced
the enlargement on the left is Seacrestcheadle's and the one on the right is qil's (with frames removed to bring down the filesize)
After writing about Richard Devine I recorded a couple of his presets for Reaktor's Sinebeats instrument.
Sinebeats has four channels of electro sounds playing simultaneously but you can selectively mute and unmute channels. That's what I did here on a single patch. Then added a melodic sample-based intro and ending, sandwiching the beats. Very little of this is real time -- had to cut up the Devine beats one bar at at time and suture them together to make the rhythm.
Done entirely on the modular synth. One sample module playing beats (a stripped-down hi-hat run from the Devine recordings); another sampler plays a chunk of the earlier-posted "Xylodrome" riff, mixing wet and dry filtering; and the "soprano" part is done on a wavetable module. As you can hear, changing the sample rate changes the pitch but also the speed of the sample (i.e., no timestretching normalization). This gives the impression of trying to have a rave with frequent brownouts.