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Prometheus

By Plantrain on July 29, 2016 8:05 am

This week I wanted to do a piece where the idea was that I would record different tones separately and gradually merge them into a chord. I decided on the Mystic chord, also called the Prometheus chord (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mystic_chord).
When I started working on I felt it sounded better if I introduced some more movement into it, so although all the notes are from the chord, the oscillations and dynamics makes it a slightly different piece than I originally intended.

Oscillating tones and the opening tone are played on the DSI Mopho, the high pitched voices are from an Absynth patch.

If I had more time and a suitable sample library available it would have been fun to do this with orchestral instruments, maybe some other time.

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August 1, 2016 4:52 pm

Ahh lovely tune smile

August 1, 2016 5:57 pm

Nice.  And thanks for the Wikipedia link.  I like learning stuff.

August 2, 2016 12:21 am

I, too, learned something new.  And I dig those oscillations. 

August 3, 2016 12:35 am

I definitely can see (hear?) this as a piece for full orchestra!

August 4, 2016 6:18 am

ebb and flow

August 4, 2016 3:21 pm

Really cool oscillations and yay for learning new chords! smile

August 7, 2016 10:02 pm
m2K7 wrote:

Ahh lovely tune smile

Edmund Snyder wrote:

Nice.  And thanks for the Wikipedia link.  I like learning stuff.

CosmicCairns wrote:

I, too, learned something new.  And I dig those oscillations.

Jim Wood wrote:

I definitely can see (hear?) this as a piece for full orchestra!

george bowles wrote:

ebb and flow

Tone Matrix wrote:

Really cool oscillations and yay for learning new chords! smile

Thank you for all your kind comments!

August 14, 2016 1:46 am

Awesome track!  Haven't heard of this chord before.  An interesting harmonic structure.  Sounds great.  I might try a similar concept with the modular.  Nice work!

August 14, 2016 10:53 pm
rdomain wrote:

Awesome track!  Haven't heard of this chord before.  An interesting harmonic structure.  Sounds great.  I might try a similar concept with the modular.  Nice work!


Thank you! This was a very interesting concept to explore, and as the track turned out different from what I originally imagined, I might try it again some other time myself to see what happens then.

August 25, 2016 9:14 pm

Great sounds, I'm glad I learned about this! What a grand name, the "Mystic chord"

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