Diva takes the lead

Computer Music - - Make Music Now -

35:38Mid­dle of Ev­ery­where’s lead synth line was in­spired by the mid-90s trance clas­sic Seven Days and One Week by B.B.E. “It was more the first few notes that gave us the idea – we never set out to copy it,” Paul tells us. “It was more giv­ing us the in­spi­ra­tion! We’ve added to the notes and it goes in a more rolling pat­tern.” The pair play the pat­tern us­ing Able­ton Push’s In Key mode, and use an un­con­ven­tional 1.75-bar loop­ing clip that plays back a clar­inet pre­set from u-he Diva, mod­i­fied in oc­tave-skipping fash­ion. This gives the track an un­usual feel as the lead in­ter­acts with the bass. “It’s a good tech­nique for mak­ing sim­ple things sound like you’re do­ing some­thing clever,” laughs Rich.

“It’s a good tech­nique for mak­ing sim­ple things sound like you’re do­ing some­thing clever”

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