[d] – “Trap” — http://glitched.bandcamp.com/track/trap
Monomachine, Machinedrum and WTPA. A 0.5 second loop was manually sampled from the Monomachine (going through the Machinedrum) and left freely running. It wasn’t a perfect loop, so I matched the tempo and created a hip-hoppy beat that just fit. I raised the “throughput” (dry) volume and that accounts for the saturated sound. The WTPA has a very warm sound on its own (being 8-bit), but when you overload the input stage, it’s instant character. That sine tone is from the MD–a random wave LFO is modulating pitch, periodically. There’s a weird, filtered Atari sound in there, too. I think it’s a “tank engine” type of sound.
[d] – “Master Control” — http://glitched.bandcamp.com/track/master-control
All WTPA. A short loop was sampled from the Monomachine and manipulated programmatically, via CC#s, in Live. (You can modulate start/end/and loop points, on the fly!) I believe I tweaked the controls in realtime in a couple places. There’s some filtering and ghetto phasing in places (by doubling up the track) and reverb. Oh, and I used the Shruti-1 in a strategic places! (It’s that filter-sweepy sound.)
Both of these tracks are two of my recent favorites. I love “master control” and spent a lot of time mixing and mastering it. The WTPA sound can difficult to control.
“Trap” is dirty and dissonant. Different than my usual.