Using the harmonic orbital ratios from the Project Brief, I created a sequence following those notes, dropping the octave of the faster planets for musical sense. I also created a progression that transposed the sequence, by those same musical notes. Finally, I layered some drums, playing those same orbital ratios as a polyrhythmic drum parts for a six-piece drum kit.
As with all my Juntos so far, I am sure it would be possible to improve on this, sonically, given a bit more time. But time constraints are what gets me to a finished track in the first place, so as ever I am thankful to have that discipline enforced on me. Also, I found some great use of many of the (powerful) core Ableton midi devices (for randomisation mostly), and with three MaxForLive devices - Ultimate Step Seq for sequencing the notes, Robert Henke's Note Modulator for transposition of the sequence (which I had to edit in Max to enable 64 step divisions), and RPE by Hyakken for the polyrhythmic drum part. The result was a Project that played itself! No midi clips necessary - start t he note sequencer, transposition sequencer, and drum sequencer, and let them do their thing. As a result, there is no automation here - I simply disengaged the Track Mute buttons to introduce each part. While I could have used more free-running LFOs (in either the synths, or in maxforlive) to add further movement, or indeed automated synth parameters, I think it sounds fine, and kinda retro, clean and as-is.
Synths used: TAL BassLine 101, 2x TAL Uno LX, Synthmaster, Strobe, Vacuum Pro. Drums from Ableton Live drum racks by Goldbaby.
Hope you enjoy.