Sitar Goa Trance in Quarter-tone Scale

By: darwin

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Added: 5/23/2009
Length: 4:44

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Electronica: Goa
World: Indian/Hindi (Modern)
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Year: 2009

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This is some WIP Goa at some finished stage, but it is not progressive enough for me. It is Goa enough because it uses acidic bass and even 24-tone sitars! somewhat ambient.

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Mar 03 2013 7:45 pm
by darwin replying to clones

Actually, the article was in _The Tracker's Handbook_. I use 24 tones somewhere in the beginning where it goes up a scale. I think I used some elsewhere occasionally, but I forgot.

Jun 14 2009 7:16 am
by darwin replying to clones

Mainly the semitones are in the 'drone,' because they are at about half volume at most--except for the beginning when I did a chromatic sequence from a low to high note. I would like to switch to OMPT, but I am going to have to get WINE working again. If only they would make a POSIX port.

May 24 2009 1:25 pm
by clones

so the quarter tones are in the drone? If you want to make microtonal music Open MPT is great - it supports alternate tunings directly. Spectra and me and Charlie are already making microtonal music on occasion. Most people do not know that it is microtonal though.

May 24 2009 12:56 am
by darwin

If you listen really closely you should hear some semitones (tones between each of the 12 in a normal 'octave.') I used the technique described in an old 'Zen of Tracking' article (not on the ZoT site.) If it is not 24-tone enough for you I could release a version where the semitones are louder. I think people from India could notice it, but to a Westerner it sounds sort of like a 'whine.' Maybe that is noticeable. Also at the beginning when it goes from a low to high note it is easier to notice: it does so in 24 steps (i.e. a chromatic.)

May 24 2009 12:47 am
by clones

what is 24 tone about the sitars?