TUNE S. A. Fred - S. A. Fred Podcast 18 (Villingen Session 12)
I like effects. I mean I really like them a lot...
For this latest batch of tracks I have been using Native Instrument's Guitar Rig bank of effects, along with Reactor for some additional "Glitch". The Guitar Rig effects are particularly nice, featuring everything from dynamics processors, delays, reverbs, distortion, to modulation units controlling all of the above plus gate effects and beat manglers. It is a feast of tools for audio sculpting and I have had a lot of fun using them.
Audio Mulch has once again been the host for all this audio mangling, though it is becoming somewhat of a container for everything else now. I haven't been using so much of the effects inside this program, opting instead to use third party VST plugins such as those mentioned, plus additional tools from Audio Damage, Ohm Force, and Izotope, to mention a few.
So, about these tracks then; I produced them over the past 2-3 weeks and they follow the same kind of vibe as previous excursions. Mostly dark in tone and feeling, with a bit of epic thrown in also. We begin with a more uptempo drum and bass style piece which then leads into some more glitchier tracks. We close with a more melodic, epic piece which gives way to an ultra dark and slow ominous finale.
The last track was inspired by the recent "Prometheus" trailer, so it is intended to be unsettling!
Enjoy the new year with a bit of audio horror.