I’ve been on a shopping spree since last year, getting second hand synths and equipment. And I then put it all into a corner, ready to be used but not actually played with all that much. I have been too busy with my other hobby, game design and hosting potluck conventions. But today I sat down and completed my New Year’s resolution: To use some of the stuff I already have and record something that uses at least three “instruments”.
It’s nothing fancy, just doodling on the keyboard, the important thing is that I actually sat down and recorded anything at all.
The three instruments
- Roland SH-201, used to play the windy sounding stuff in the background. Mostly done by a slow arpeggiator playing a filtered noise generator patch.
- KORG Electribe EM-1, used for the faint heart beat sound in the background.
- Roland JV-1080, the factory patch LetterFrmPat (User 103) was used both for the lead and the slow stuff in the background.
I named the file after the patch, Letter.