Have you ever heard a rock/punk song performed by a machine? Or did you ever think it was possible, to get the acoustic drums to sound good enough on a synth? No? Then you'll be even more amased in this video.
As the Korg DS-10 is a synth, it produces sounds based on calculations. I got it to make rock like sounds. I admit, it is not real rock, but its as close as I can get to it. I knew it was possible to get this, so I did. One of the things I experimented with was to get a longer song than usual. I done this by using an extreme low tempo of 40 BPM. Yes, 40! Normally a song is around 120 or the slower ones around 80-90. I chose for 40 so I get double as much notes as 80, and thus a song that is twice as long. But 40 bpm really sounds slow. Considered that there are 60 seconds in a minute, a beat takes longer than one second on 40 bpm. To compensate for this, I've put in a max swing of 75. In the video I tried to show this, but the camera wasn't working with me. Stupid thing! To make it sound even more fast, I also added an echo which makes you forget that its only 40 bpm.
I hope you enjoy this song as much as I've enjoyed making it, not to mention that I still love to listen to this one over and over again!
You can download an mp3 version here: http://files.lpchip.nl/lpchip/LPChip%20-%20DS-10%20Argumentation.mp3
I've also put this on Youtube. You can find it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Bvda2Jbn7A
Oh yeah, feedback is always welcome!
Even if its just you expressing how much you like it.