Weekly Music Project - Song #47

November 24, 2014

This week saw my efforts channeled equally (and oddly) to both playing a Pinscape show and - the following day - running live sound for Showgirls: The Musical at a local theater. Very different events - and rather strange, in their own rights - but each a fine addition to my musical resume.

So what did I come up with for inspiration in these hasty studio sessions for the ever-present weekly song? Some somber reflection, by way of:

Phonec's 'Harbors' preset processed by the built-in Cubase 'DaTube' saturator effect, followed by the ValhallaRoom reverb

A layering of both regular vocals and a second copy passed through the TAL-Vocoder 2, with its internal carrier controlled by MIDI notes and the synth set to about 35% portamento.

Key equipment/software used for production:

- Boscomac Air Piano Reaktor instrument
- Psychic Modulation Phonec synth plug-in
- TAL-Vocoder 2 effect plug-in
- Steinberg Retrologue synth plug-in
- ValhallaDSP ValhallaRoom effect plug-in

Key: G Major
BPM: 99
Time Signature: 4/4