Nanodisk - Sound Scientists - Oramix competition by NANODISK published on 2011/11/03 21:31:38 +0000 After listening to each of the ten Daphne Arom stems, I found 'Wool' which had elements for potential chord structures, I chose it for the foundation of the track. The melody was lifted directly from 'Anacin Exerpt' and time stretched to fit the song's BPM (140). I used samples from the rest of the stems to add synthetic ambient layers and programmed an electronic, tribal style beat at a 3/4 time signature combined with subsonic frequencies created from the stems for the rhythm. Finally, I layered some digital sound effects and recorded faint guitar playing with a couple of more organic synths to blend the varying sounds giving the song a warm, loving feel. I didn't want to change the samples too much, I wanted them to be recognizable. I thought because of the history behind the sounds, it would be best to keep the original idea of experimentation using intentionally synthetic sound while describing the soul and imagination with the chord structure.