One of the reasons I have been off line for the last few days is that I have been working on some music. I now have something to share with you :)
Quick background – I studied classical music composition in the mid naughts (00s). To hear the music I was composing, I used a product called GPO. You can hear this on some of the videos on my video page. Sounds pretty realistic, if not exactly like a live orchestra.
As some of you may have seen, lately I have been playing with old-school analog modular synthesizers. What? OK, that sounds odd, but this is the type of synthesizer they used in “the old days”, synths that sounded like synths. The “modular” part means that I pretty much create a new instrument using patch cords every time I make a sound.
Lately I have had the idea to recreate some of my old music using this even older technology. It won’t sound as realistic, but perhaps it will add something.
One of the first pieces of music I “rendered” with GPO was the 1st Movement of Vivaldi’s Winter. This was before I was deep into composition. Take a listen to my original using GPO:
I decided it made sense to use this as the first piece I “render” using the analog modular synthesizer. And here is what I came up with using the analog modular synthesizer:
It sounds like a synthesizer, and yet…
I hope you enjoyed!