A month ago I decided to try some of the automation tricks learned after battling with VST-instrument tracks into Cubase.
You can hear the pitch changing up and down (about 7 st.) with the help of a little VSTfx called Pitchwheel. This fx lets you change pitch accordingly with a large wheel AND the possibility to click outside the wheel, following the out-ring, to do some cool pitchshifting instant effects. Also a glide parameter can be configured, so you can do a portamento-effect between semitone steps.
The next thing I did was using a chopper-random-swissknife tool (like the freeware dBlue Glitch) to process some loop and add a rusty malfunctioning mechanics effect. Quite satisfying.
I've done in the past a lot of tracking with my Trinity Plus thus when I've had the possibility to permanently connect it to the soundcard I've recorded a lot of takes. Like this awesome pad. Lots of filtering, phasing and pure Korg quality-oscillator coolness. You can hear it washing everything else midways and in the end.
Then it came the idea to add a main line synth, to add some bass and expressive, non-cold-programming instrumentation. So there you have, a bass line played almost at 5/4 measuring growling and eating frequencies :D
To accomplish the presence I saturated a vintage compressor pushing input to its overdriving then controlling (lowering mostly) the output. Like it was analog gear (I wish) [thanks for the tip everlast!] plus a little stereo widening to separate it from the mid-center. You should try it.
The track: bombjack - noname.mp3
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