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The set is developing as soundscapes and songs together. I go back and forth between the two, and hope that I can retain the audient's attention by mixing it up. It takes me about an hour to get through what is about a forty minute set at this point. Orchestration still needs to be set in a couple of the pieces.
I've got a set in Ableton Live just for the sound on sound pieces now. It is a very simple set, and loads quickly, using the input of the SH-201 synthesizer through my DD-20 Gigadelay. The signal has a simple processing, a limiter and an EQ, so that the live sound doesn't get out of hand.
The "doom waltz" is proving an interesting challenge. Using Ableton's loopers, It builds a song almost from scratch, although it begins with a randomized drum loop in 3/4. It's a difficult beast to tame, and I find it challenging. The loops generated are a bass synth, and vocal loops. I play synth and sing leads over the loops, dropping them in and out as needed.
Listening: Isotherme's Stupid, Stupid, Stupid Heart