Yesterday the company Percussa in Belgium released a brand new music production tool called Improvisor. I downloaded it last night and used to to produce a brand new song. I was so excited by the results I just had to release this as a single for others to enjoy. Note this is is not a song from the next "Signals Universe Album" but more of an spinoff improvisation. I also hear that it's the first piece to be released using this technology.
Update: This song has been remixed and remastered and is now a song on No Ghosts. Just Fear. album. A preview is below. Buy the whole album for only $3 and get super high-quality audio versions.
In "Primeval 01" I transport you to a primitive place. I use hand crafted synthetic sounds (subtractive and additive synthesis) to create stange tones, textures. and rhythms which give you a sense of how primal this world. Fast note-runs, and radical tempo changes will creep you out. Remember to look under your bead tonight before turning in :^) I numbered the song "01" because I might do more pieces from this world.
I used Improviser to program original notes, velocities, and semitones into patterns. I then performed with these patterns interactively using Percussa's AudioCubes controllers. In other words it's a generative improvization based on notes I programmed. I routed four streams of note patterns into discrete MIDI channels which were routed to four virtual synthesizers. I used Waldorf Largo, and three instances of Image-Line's Harmless. Every patch was hand crafted from INIT. The synthesizers were hosted out of Ableton Live which was used to record all the incoming data which I then further manipulated prior to producing the final song.