After a couple of random number hits which corresponded with a difficult piece i ended up on Lionel’s track. i like the understated rhythm, chittering and organic; as well as the deep rumble.
i had a hard time playing something along with it that didn’t over power or detract from the original. I also had a hard time matching the key of the bell tones. (does anybody know how to do this? is it just an ear training recognition thing? or?) So instead i used his sounds as the source material for my additions. Maybe this is more an augmentation and addition than the second part of a trio. And maybe it isnt quite what was intended per the instructions, but it turned out well so here it is.
i wanted to mirror his part but not duplicate it so i copied it to a new track and put it through a frequency shifter, then a delay device called the Mikron Cascade. With the Cascade one can smear and stretch the incoming audio, obscuring and bolstering it. This removed some of the more rhythmic aspects and stretched the percussive bell tones across the right channel. Saturation was added to bring some more rumble and depth to the low end, as well as some reverb.
Wanting to further the mirroring aspect i copied the bell tones and their reverberate tails. Then reversed them, and lined them up preceding the original with a delay to repeat the reversed hits. This combined with the delay effect of the Cascade added an interesting movement across the stereo field.
Perhaps this would have been enough, and the piece would probably make a better trio if it had ended here. But i wanted a little more depth so i took some of the ringing tones and put them into a granular device called Iota. With some manipulation and eq this added a warmer tone with a different rhythmic aspect.
i tried to keep the additions open with enough room for another part without overpowering Lionel’s original piece. Not sure if i succeeded in this, it might have ended up a little busy.
Never the less i hope y’all enjoy the piece and that someone will find inspiration to add another part.
Thanks to Marc for facilitating this group, and to Lionel for making his piece available (hope you like it), and to all who listen.