Through these articles, I share some experiments that I have been producing over several years, including some tracks that result from the joining of a two and sometimes even more original ones.
Let me make a small introduction about myself and these experimental soundtracks, in case you missed the previous experiments :P
Despite having grown up near some musicians, and having taken classical guitar lessons since i was very young, i don't consider myself a musician or anything like that.
All I share here are musical experiments that have as their base and influence a mixture of various musical styles and soundtracks of films and short films that i have been watching throughout my life.
There are many artists who influence these experiments and when i have free time and feel more inspired, i like to produce and mix some random sounds just for fun and to relax, and in the end i turn off the lights and try to listen like it was the first time, even after hearing these sounds a lot of times during their production.
The first experiments came after a stay at one of the most famous electronic music festivals in Portugal, the Boom Festival, and after trying out several digital work stations, it was with Reason that i found the tool i work with until today :)
Now that i have made this little introduction let’s go over the details.
Let's get technical
About the software i use to create these tracks:
DAW (Digital Audio Workstation): Reason Propellerhead
Reason is a digital audio workstation "DAW" developed by the Swedish company Propellerhead Software.
This software simulates a rack of signal processors, hardware synthesizers, , mixers, etc., thus mimicking the actual operation of electronic music production.
You can try Reason free for 30 days here
Below you can see some of the virtual devices used in this production:
Redrum Drum Computer
Drum machine built-in pattern sequencer, ten sample playback channels and a huge library of drum kits
Malström Graintable Synthesizer
Synthesizer using Graintable technology that is a cross between granular synthesis and good old wavetable synthesis.
Dr. Octo Rex Loop Player
Reason’s loop player with audio loops that have been sliced into their rhythmic components.
Thor Polysonic Synthesizer
This unique synthesizer features six different oscillator types and four unique filters allowing you to dial in synth sounds that are completely new.
Digital Delay Line
Scream 4 Distortion
Credits to Background image used in cover:
Photo by Lerone Pieters on Unsplash
That´s all for today :)
See you soon