Synths and bass with Om­ni­sphere and Kon­takt

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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

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