Decalogue Patrick McMaster

Quadraphonic recording of generative analog modular synthesizer patch featuring 10-harmonic additive synthesis modulated using FM. Harmonics were arranged in a spiral shape for the spatialization and each quadrant was then independently passed through a spring reverb tank. Environments such as casinos, arcades, and pachinko parlours where multiple competing sound sources can threaten to overwhelm the listener served as the inspiration.

  • Year of composition: 2019
  • Genre: Electronic
  • Format: Fixed media
  • Instrumentation: Buchla format analog synthesizer
  • Hardware used: 262v Buchla-format Harmonic Oscillator, spring reverb
  • Software used: Ableton Live
  • Duration of the submitted work: 3:03

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