Saturday, March 3, 2012

Ugo Capeto - Deep (melodic electronica)

VST plugins:
- SampleTank "Carlos" (electric guitar) + Fruity PanOMatic
- SampleTank "Beyond Voyage" (synth)
- SampleTank "73 EPiano" (electric piano) + Fruity Reeverb 2
- SampleTank "HQ Free Piano mkII" (grand piano) + Fruity Reeverb 2
- SampleTank "Cello 2 LP"
- SampleTank "Heavy Metal" (electric guitar)
- FPC (drums)

Tune is in C major. BPM is 40. Yeah, I know, it's slow.

The "Carlos" electric guitar chord "progression" (C4-A3) is repeated throughout the whole tune. Yeah, I am a minimalist and it has nothing to do with being lazy, I promise. To make it a tad interesting, the volume is modulated by a square wave for a tremolo effect. There's also a synth on top of it, courtesy of SampleTank's "Beyond Voyage".

I wanted the tune to be very heavy and quite melodramatic with the distorted electric guitar and the drumming that come and go. It's a long one, clocking at just above 5 minutes (at 40 bpm, it's not too hard to make tunes that go on for seemingly forever), but I think it's pure goodness. I think I should lay off the (distorted) electric guitar for my next masterpieces although I really like the coupling of a heavy electric guitar with pretty much anything else. Maybe, the next one will be chiptune, who knows?

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