i wasn’t originally going to do this one because my bf has been visiting this weekend, and i didn’t think i’d have the time to put a track together, even though i had a decent idea. however, i ended up falling asleep really early on saturday and so spent a little while before my bf woke up on sunday morning making a piece for this week.
the idea i had was to look at the concept of evolution in a musical sense. this was spurred by seeing some presets in arturia’s analog lab v labeled as “evolving keys” and “evolving pad”. i also thought about how music technology has evolved, from physical instruments and classical music to more modern things like synths (whether hardware or software) which can often produce sounds that no “real” instrument could, and of course this line of thinking eventually brought me onto the subject of ai.
i used music laboratory, a japanese site, to generate a midi file for me, then brought it into bitwig. i used analog lab v for most of the tracks, using the evolving keys and evolving pads that i mentioned. on one track i used a bass guitar virtual instrument instead, though this was heavily processed to add to the “evolution” theme.
once i’d done all this i felt like it was slightly dry so i went searching on freesound to try and find something appropriate to drop in. i found a pretty suitable vocal clip which i added into the song a few times, this again was heavily processed, mainly with izotope’s nectar and vocalsynth plugins.
i applied my usual mastering chain and rendered it out, all in all it was a quick piece to create, but i think it sounds quite nice. i came up with the title by looking for synonyms of “creation” and “evolution”, and plugged the title and relevant keywords into nightcafe studio to come up with the art - i feel like it came up with a particularly pleasing image this time.
hope people enjoy this piece. it’s a bit shorter than my usual submissions but i don’t want to make a huge long song every time.
by the way, @disquiet, i would be interested in taking part in the “junto profile” thing, if you’ll have me. my participation has been a bit sporadic but i’ve been here since it started, so i should qualify.
anyway, without further ado, here is this week’s piece: