After the previous video I hit 1000 subscribers. Thank you very much, everyone! The comments have been nothing but incredibly positive and encouraging, and interacting with you on reddit and elektronauts has been a lot of fun. Looking forward to sharing more tracks!
I read in the manual today about the algorithms on the Digitone. My only experience with FM so far is a VST with a mod matrix, which is fairly straight forward compared to these algorithms, in my opinion! I was trying to figure out how to make a “two-saw-oscilators-an-octave-apart”, which ended up as a bass instrument, and then I saw there was an overdrive knob on the master page, then…
This track happened. I couldn’t come up with a new melody for the bassline, so I took the melody of one of my older songs called “Beautiful and Maddening Rift”. I was stuck on it for a long time and considered just putting it in an “Abandoned Loops” video, but decided against it.
I have never fumbled so much while recording a video! Made a lot of false starts because I had forgotten to reset my patterns between takes many times, and there are sub pages for every menu. Or maybe it’s because I was tired when recording.
All audio is coming form the Digitone. I added a limiter in post, but with the overdrive knob on the master page on the Digitone I barely nudged the gain knob on the limiter!
I made an alternate soundcloud page back when I was playing Star Conquest and made a few tracks inspired by that game. The original version of my “Beatiful and Maddening Rift” track is here: https://soundcloud.com/user-935464905/beautiful-and-maddening-rift
Thanks for listening!