|New T7ES mini-album: DTMF Jam for Dummies for Dummies
(30 Apr 2016 at 20:13)
| Good day! Since moving (I think I have mentioned here that I bought a house last year?) I have not actually hooked up much of my music gear, probably because I'm wary of the outcome where they get shittily fixtured because it seems like too much work to organize them into some modestly better arrangement, and so they stay embarrassingly messy (i.e. XLR cable across the middle of the floor) for years. So I'm trying to only take stuff out of the boxes when I have a good place to put them. This includes my Roland SC-880, which is a fancy MIDI machine that I pretty much only use to generate sawtooth waves and square waves for my Tom 7 Entertainment System "band." So for a while I've been without the sawtooth waves, and this is weird because a very common habit of mine is to sit down for an hour and write a little idea of a jam and then not finish it and leave it on my hard drive. So since this thing is not hooked up, I've been screwing around with software synthesizers, which are of course completely capable of making sawtooth waves and so much more, but also have way too many knobs for my liking and often generate stupid and annoying sounds. So I made a bunch of songs and left them on my hard drive, and then today I gave myself a monster headache by finishing some of them up and dodging the clipped bits and putting together a mini-album, since it's been a few years!
DTMF Jam for Dummies for Dummies
All these songs use ridiculous synthesizer sounds, which I feel is sort of cheating, but maybe you like. Heart emoji indicates favorite, with Facebook Phone being like on the rainbow dolphin sex end of the spectrum and Wires comin' out being on the alien death disco side.
1. Theme from Facebook Phone
2. Permanent signal
3. Superior olive
4. Theme from Bosch proportional servo valve
5. Wires comin' out everythin' ev'where
You can of course download the whole album in a zip file. I also just updated the T7ES site which it turned out was missing my second-most-recent album. I believe it's comprehensive now.
|♡ legit #1 as the opening soliloquy of future history phone boot screen from 05 𝙇𝙊𝘼𝘿𝙄𝙉𝙂..........
|Theme from endless beachball!
|Awesome!! More alien death disco please.
What synth plugins did you use btw?
|Also, an obtusely missed opportunity in not naming an album with rainbow dolphin sex music "DTMF DTF"
|Thanks! :) Death disco is my favorite too.
I think almost all the sounds on this are from Rapture, a Cakewalk synth for Sonar (though I think it is just vsti). I think if I continue on this route I will need to write my own, though. And we all know where that path ends up.....
I will save DTMF DTF in the memory banks, good one!