Another week, another exotic scale.
The plan was to take another stab at dubstep, this time with some proper sub-bass going on. The plan did not survive engagement with Ableton. Started with Operator. Got a nice heavy bass sound, a couple of nasty keyboard sounds, and a weird vulnerable organ noise and set to work.
Made a few loops experimenting with 32nd note runs in Sengiah, a weird bluesy scale with an augmented 2nd, a minor 6 and a dominant 7. The third is major, so it's technically a major scale... but it can barely compete with the augmented 2nd playing minor 3rd teamed up with the minor 6. I love major/minor ambiguity, so...
The loops I constructed just kept telling me the 140BPM beat was too fast. They didn't play well with the half-step percussion either. So I knocked it down to 135, slapped a 4x4 kick drum underneath and decided to call it techno.
A bit dull, so I put in a bunch of automated knob-tweaking, so that the sounds would evolve over time (hence the name)
In the end, I do really dig the bass on this... part of me thinks I should have just stripped it down to kick-drum and wobble-bass for some real mnml action... maybe keep the keyboard stabs. For the second week in a row, throwing too much at a track. Maybe by the end of the year I'll stop doing that.
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