January 2, 2016
The Tale Of Musca Domestica:
Another Beatscape with Spoken Word.
I started this, as I often do, by taking a piece from yesterday’s track and building on that. I began with the beat from yesterday which was made with iMaschine, FLUX:FX, and TwistedWave. I ran it through Sector, twice with different settings, and then ran each through TwistedWave and slowed them by 50% and lowered them by 400 cents. Then I ran both of those through TwistedWave again, with the same settings.
Next I added both versions into Auria. It sounded like Mt Etna exploding 🙂
Cool, but what to add? What direction to go?
Now the project took an unexpected turn, as sometimes happens.
I decided to try adding a slow pulsing arpeggio, so I loaded up Addictive Synth; the result was so good it required reshaping the whole track. So I carved into the first files, opening room for the arpeggio to breathe.
Then I added a simple bass drum track, for emphasis, using Dm1. Then repeated it with a different sound.
And finally I added the lyrics. I read the poem into AudioShare with AltiSpace, added them to Auria and arranged them about the track.