"Bassline XL5"

"Bassline XL5" [mp3 removed -- please listen on Bandcamp]

Recorded and arranged in Ardour (Linux version)

Track 1 -- Ambient and Hoover-ish synth voices are Loomer Aspect, a VST softsynth that works in Linux (the LXVST folder holds the plugin). Sequencing is Ardour MIDI.
Track 2 -- Bassline is SIDGuts module (MOS 6581 chip from Commodore 64), triangle waveform. Sequencing is Doepfer A-154/A-155, envelope Tiptop Z4000. SIDGuts filter is modulated by Bubblesound uLFO sync'd to Doepfer A-160 clock. Some reverb at the end using Calf plugin.
Track 3 -- Above bassline is compressed using Calf and Ableton multiband dynamics plugins, used alternately with Track 2.
Track 4 -- Soft kick drum is Loomer Aspect. Sequencing is Ardour MIDI.
Track 5 -- E-Mu Orbit soundfonts, percussion sounds played in Calf Fluidsynth, dry and wet with Calf vintage delay. Sequencing is Ardour MIDI.
Track 6 -- "Raw" wav files from NI Battery Digital Processing kit, played in Qu-Bit Nebulae one shot mode. Sequencing is Doepfer A-154/155. Wavs are played dry and also using Tiptop Z-DSP Clocked Delays cartridge.
Track 7 -- Synth "lead" lines are played with SIDGuts (sawtooth and pulse waves), same filtering arrangement as above. Sequencing is Doepfer A-154/A-155. Another lead line is a 4-part chord using the SIDGuts, WMD Gamma Wave Source wavetable synth (2 parts), and Doepfer A-112 sampler. The chord is mixed down to a single track using Pittsburgh Audiomixer/Attenuator and filtered in Bubblesound SEM20 filter.
Tracks 8-10 -- Gene Krupa-like Ableton beats layered together (on Windows PC) and recorded in Ardour -- two breakbeats by Sample Magic (audio) and DM ARP 2600 Drums by Flatpack (MIDI kit)
Track 11 -- Celesta notes by a "well-known modern composer" (sample from vinyl)