A weird one--I didn't have many ideas starting out, but came up with an all-Analog-synthesized kit. (OHH still isn't right.) I gradually added some other percussion (Rhythm Ace samples and some of a hand drum I have) and a bass line in Operator...which I abandoned later, and then replaced late in the process. I put in and rejected some Operator pads, and then finally started to get somewhere when I dropped in Max For Live's Vocalese vocal synth with random key hits (one channel of regular pitch, one two octaves down). I ended up having to re-render this after realizing that one section of Vocalese wasn't audible, probably from general processor issues.
I also had the thought of a vibrating, untensioned string waving over a free-standing pickup, and remembered that I had a Telecaster neck pickup lying around, so I soldered up a jack for it and recorded some loose strings...but that wasn't nearly as interesting as the sounds I got waving the pickup around the laptop and getting interference. There are two channels of that--one's stretched and pitched down a couple octaves. Last thing in was a quick organ-like set of intervals in Operator.
Processing: everything got some auto-pan, and every MIDI channel got M4L Humanizer. The Analog-based drum kit also got two LFOs to manipulate the sends, some auto-filter to roll off highs, and an additional auto-pan to vary the level a bit. The Rhythm Ace and hand drum channels got automation on the send to the multi-delays, and the hand drum got LFO to turn its Redux bit-crushing on and off. The Operator interval organ got bit reduction with Redux as well and some multi-tap send, though both were constant. Both channels of pickup interference got automation on the sends.
Sends: two channels of convolution reverbs, one with M4L's Deep Chamber impulse, with the other running a tap-like Nu Dub Hall impulse. That also went into M4L's Filter Taps plugin and Ableton's Beat Repeat as well. (I was just getting a little tired of the Filter Delay.) Everything also got the Full Chain Master.
The result? Not as good as weeks 13 or 15, but not bad for having no ideas. And now I have that little interference pickup wired up, which should be fun.
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