Synths and bass with Omnisphere and Kontakt
To build up the track’s sonic palette, Matt plays the piano chord progression in as MIDI and uses it to trigger a variety of softsynths. “I’ll originally play it in with just an EXS24 sine wave patch, then try it with different sounds after I’ve got the chords to find a sonic base for it all.
“The bass is from Kontakt, which I’ve been using a lot recently. It’s basically a pretty simple 808, just following the bass note of the chords. At this stage, it’s got nothing on it. The patch is from a bank called 808 Warfare by The Producers Choice. I’m using it probably a bit
too much now, I’ve got into distorting it in different ways and layering it recently.”
On revisiting the early version of the project, Matt is pleasantly surprised at how straightforward it is: “It’s fairly simple, this tune, it’s quite good... simple is good! Some of the things I do end up being a nightmare.”
The 808-style bass sound comes from the 808 Warfare Kontakt library