Diva takes the lead
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”