Sunday, September 20, 2009

Birthright (Sega Master System with YM2413)

Although this track might not be for everyone, please bear with it to the end.

Inspired by lyrics from the recent Paul Dempsey album:

"New rays of light must fight for a place between the leaves
So son, don't seem surprised to find no shade beneath this tree
Just like Abe you can't think twice
When offered your piece of the franchise
now every kid expects a birthright"

Of interest might be the fact that all timbral / textural changes from 0:00 to 1:58 are produced by changing only once parameter very slowly over time (modulation depth). This results in what I think as a really varied range of sounds. That's something that I quite like - the idea that a single parameter in synthesis can completely change the perception of the output.

For those interested: made with a Sega Master System PAL 1 with YM2413.



andrezj said...

the song is hidden and quiet :(

Sebastian Tomczak said...

How embarrassing! URL added :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Seb, I love the parameter modulating stuff that you do. Does the SMS have a general "modulation depth" parameter? Or does it specify amplitude or pitch modulation? If I had to guess what you were using on this track I would guess amplitude modulation depth. Is there a difference?

Thanks for the music,