Saturday, January 28, 2012

Ugo Capeto - Knock (melodic electronica)

This tune is a little bit out there with the two electric guitars, one of which is pretty distorted, and the soprano ahh which, to be honest, didn't really need to be there. Well, I guess I just can't help being a little bit over the top. It has a little bit of a chiptune feeling thanks to the square wave of the SampleTank Start Synth of the Moog Concertmate MG-1. "Knock" is like two songs into one since the passage from 1:25 to 2:18 is quite different from what was happening until then. Initially, that passage was supposed to play just once at the end of the song but I thought it deserved two passes. Again, I guess it's something I like to do. There are a lot of notes in that tune and it's a good thing, at least, according to me.

VST plugins used:
- SampleTank HQ Free Piano mkII
- SampleTank Carlos (electric guitar) + Fruity Reeverb
- SampleTank Heavy Metal (electric guitar)
- SampleTank Start Synth
- SampleTank Mystery Pad
- SampleTank Super AndroPad
- SampleTank B-3 Organ
- SampleTank Ambient-Dub 2 120 bpm
- SampleTank Soprano Ahh + Fruity Reeverb
- FPC (Fruity Pad Controller)
- Fruity DX10 Bang Bass

I really like using SampleTank FREE because it's multi-timbral, meaning you can have up to 16 sounds (as midi channels) with a single instance of SampleTank. Also, each midi channel can have its own FX in the mixer. When your computer is not too powerful, it's real handy. If you want to know more about SampleTank, check SampleTank and MIDI outs on this very blog.

BPM is 60. Key is G major. Note that G major is very close to C major. Indeed, G major is all white keys except the seventh degree which is F sharp. It's often referred to as the people's key.

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