The Technology EP is finally finished! 3 will go up today, and 3 tomorrow (hopefully). It features 6 new tracks:
5. Army of Ones and Zeroes
6. Mechanical Multiverse
In case you're interested, or if you don't know where to start, here's how i personally rank them and why:
6. Army of Ones and Zeroes:
This is a pretty basic techno track using some of the FM synths I would use in my dubstep tracks, but applied in a much less crazy way, which is subjectively good. The thing is I had more fun making this than listening to it, I prefer my stuff crazy and unique, and I mainly made this just because a lot of people seem to like more basic stuff, so maybe they'll like this. Its simplicity in comparison to the others combined with being the oldest track knocks it down to the bottom for me, but I'm still happy with it
This is the intro track, and it's a dubstep track with your typical robot FM voice shenanigans, combined with some trancey synths and some "retro" synths. I like it, but it's only the intro. Also, in hindsight I find it a little messy, but still pretty good IMO.
4. Mechanical Multiverse:
This is the final, upbeat melodic dubstep track. Well... Actually, I'm not sure if it qualifies as melodic dubstep, but it has big saw chords and bassy reeses and modulation, so I think so. This would probably be higher up, but my laptop said it was going to restart for updates next time I closed my lid when this was only like a third done. Luckily it was the weekend if I remember right, but still I had to rush it to finish it. That's the problem, this is rushed. i tried my hardest still though so I think it's fine for the most part. There's a few areas towards the end with kinda questionable mastering, but I ran out of time to fix that...
This is the only ambient track on the EP, it's pretty bassy, and I'm pretty happy with it. I had a lot of fun with the new Fruity Delay 3, being able to modulate time and sample rates between echoes was awesome for soundscaping. As well as that I got a whole lotta cool results just from filtering. You may think making ambient wold be completely different from dubstep, but it's surprisingly similar... Same sound design, different excecution. You still make wub wubs, but you slow them down, soften them, make them easy on the ear. At least that's how I did it and I'd consider the results pretty positive! =)
Here we are! Knowing me, of course the dubstep track would be high up the list, but what can I say? I just love dubstep! This had some pretty cool sound design behind it, including my discovery that you can RM modulate an FM modulator, and how to make the LAZER sounds. Yes, I actually didn't know how to make the generic laser sounds until now... High passing the reese bass was also pretty cool. Really, I love everything about this piece except in hindsight the beginning's a little slow!
The one thing that may have surprised you about this order, is that I put my glitch hop (I think, I still don't know the definition, just what it usually sounds like) above my dubstep track. This track was inspired by Meganeko's "Hack the Planet" Track, believe it or not, and started out as a minimalistic dance track. Then, I happened. I couldn't stay minimalistic, but as I moved away from the minimalism I just got a lucky streak of ideas that just worked. Honestly, I can't say anything negative about this track except the audio quality isn't quite as good as in Corrupted's drop. I am obviously biased because I made it, but that's how I feel about this track
If you actually read all that, I genuinely, sincerely thank you. I really just like to talk about this stuff, and I don't get the chance to that often. It's nice to know I have listeners willing to listen to what I have to say, and not just how to 9 circles... =)