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As the Wavelength Expands

By mechlo on March 6, 2016 1:27 am

Another MidiNES + Octatrack + samples experiment.

This one I wanted to play with the NES's natural ability to create a chorusing effect. I also learned how to emulate a side-chain compression with the built in LFOs. So I had one LFO controlling volume on the input for the two pulse channels and a midi LFO on the duty cycle of the first pulse wave. I liked the interplay between those two movements.

The samples used are drums from the ER1 and lead sample from the JD800. The lead was a little rushed.

Filter, delay, and reverb all from the built in effects of the Octatrack.

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)

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March 7, 2016 12:33 am

Really dug this one! I love the chorus effect of the NES. Nice sound design too.

March 7, 2016 2:52 am

This is REALLY GOOD.  Sounds like you have a handle on things and are beginning to flex!  Love that opening beat.  That's pretty awesome about your sidechain compression experiment.  I really want to get into that field.  Keep up the good work.

March 7, 2016 5:29 pm

Great mix dude

March 8, 2016 5:49 am
Diagamblic wrote:

Really dug this one! I love the chorus effect of the NES. Nice sound design too.

Thanks! This week was a lot of experimentation and I was afraid I wasn't actually going to get a song out.

orangedrink wrote:

This is REALLY GOOD.  Sounds like you have a handle on things and are beginning to flex!  Love that opening beat.  That's pretty awesome about your sidechain compression experiment.  I really want to get into that field.  Keep up the good work.

A handle might be a little generous but I'm learning something new every week and I'll take those as small wins.

Brackleforth wrote:

Great mix dude

Thanks! All live performance mixed in the Octa.

March 8, 2016 5:15 pm

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