You might not think of Engine Noise as being particularly relaxing, but Hyperobjeckt Synths is here to inform you otherwise. This is an impressive sound generated with just Volcas through a plate reverb!
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More on this 383rd weekly Disquiet Junto project — Interstellar Ambience / The Assignment: Record the sound of an apartment in a large interstellar ship — at: https://disquiet.com/0383/
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This piece was created using hardware synths & a sampler intentionally out of sync, to create the feeling of being surrounded by ambient noise.
The “engine rumble” is a Volca Keys holding a dissonant chord in poly ring mode. The chord is made less musical by detuning the oscillators, setting a high peak on the filter, and modulating pitch slowly with the LFO. Delay is set to maximum time and feedback to introduce more noise and smear the modulations together into a more steady sound.
Two sets of samples are playing using a Volca Sample: three noise sweeps and three clips of crackling/clicking sounds. Each sample is a different length and repeats independently to avoid sounding like a prerecorded loop (the sequencer is not used at all, only the “infinite looping glitch”).
The last sound comes from a Volca Modular running a generative patch. Random signal from the Woggle module is used to control the length & intensity of these sounds. The LPG is set low enough that most sounds are inaudible, so you only hear occasional chirps. The Space Out module is used to make these sounds seem more distant.
Plate reverb (soundcraft mtk12) is used to make all parts sound like they are coming from different locations within the same large space.
Background video is a fly-through of the International Space Station posted by NASA: https://youtu.be/DhmdyQdu96M
Chill DAWless jam: https://youtu.be/e5CH0lZuBh0
Talking about the infinite looping glitch used in this video: https://youtu.be/Y-wa6zdkunQ
My name is Grant, and I like to play with synthesizers.
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