Sunday Synth Jam: In this video, composer Carlo Castellano plays the atmospheric main theme from his soundtrack to The Swapper – an ‘atmospheric puzzle platformer set in the furthest reaches of space’. Continue reading
H.G. Fortune has announced Alien Space Weaver, a new Windows software synthesizer, made for spacey or dark athmospheric backgrounds and FX sounds.
- 2 PCM wave oscillators with external sf2 files
- 1 24 dB resonant LP filter with Modulation
- 1 12 dB resonant HP filter with Modulation
- 2 Filter bypass + modulation
- 2 Bass Enhance
- 2 SpookB Fx
- 2 Delays with manual tempo offset; Pan and modulation
- 2 Pan for undelayed signal
- 6 LFO + 1 S&H as mod sources incl. manual tempo offset from x1 to x4
- 1 Reverb
- 1 Nuthin ? special modulation
- 5 Lazy Buttons
Alien Space Weaver retails for 29 Euro; a free version is available
Elias K and Terrestial-63’s Outerspace Ocean Beings Continue reading
Random Chimes of the Continent
This musical composition uses arpeggiated sequences from the Korg R3 synthesizer combined to produce a rhythmic, yet ambient experimentation. Arpeggiated sequences were cascaded with surreal synthesizer analogue pads creating sonic textures that form a tonal backdrop to carry away the listener to another time and space.
High resonating filter frequencies combine with the bass tones for a very full stereo effect richly endowed with reverb. The visuals for the music are pure video synthesis, using electronically-generated shapes and modulations built up layer upon layer forming modulating optical rhythms. It is the closest one can come to analogue video synthesis using the resources of vision mixing and linear modulation techniques.
The work exists as an audiovisual experience, with the music and images forming a pulsating, unifying composite. Both hypnotic and meditative, several aural and visual combinations are used to bring about an interesting immersive experience.