MATRIXSYNTH: 24-TET Step Sequencing (Demo 1)

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

24-TET Step Sequencing (Demo 1)


Published on Aug 22, 2018 Kris Lennox

"Quick illustration of a 24-tone step sequence I built on the Obi. Tonally I've illustrated this from a single waveform with no effects to show the scale in its 'pure' form. I was going to start slower and gradually increase the metronome speed, but YT has a playback speed function which will suffice for anyone wishing to hear the scale slower.

Very interesting sound @ c. 1:48 when the release is at max. Given the quarter-tone nature of the sequence, with full sustain certain passages sound almost like a chromatic glissando; some kind of alien Geisterschiff.

I will put up full pieces - but I feel familiarising the listener with the sound of 24-tone music through short illustrative videos is likely more accessible an approach than simply uploading full pieces.

Take note that I focused heavily on the root with this sequence i.e. the octaves at the beginning/halfway mark. Doing so gives the sequence the feeling of, in places, retaining a sense of 12-tone. Again, this is to initially avoid creating something so alien it is inaccessible.

With future sequences I'll render the sense of root obsolete i.e. create multiple modal interpretations/interpolations of a scale."

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