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Aria in 16 steps

from 50​-​90 2019 by The Fishermen & the Priestess

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This song was made using only a Volca Sample playing a single sample!

The Volca is playing the same sample every 16 steps, but in each step the sample is pitched to a different note, from C to D+2. What you hear in the beginning of the song is the Volca playing the 16 notes, for 2 bars. I then turned on the "step jump" mode of the Volca Sample, which allows me to jump to one of the 16 steps, effectively playing notes. If I keep the step pressed, the note will keep playing every step (it jumps to itself!), and if I keep multiple steps selected, it will arpeggiate between them.

You can see it in action here: www.instagram.com/p/BpGmbnNA1nZ/ (link is external)


from 50​-​90 2019, track released July 18, 2019
Photo by Tobias van Schneider on Unsplash




The Fishermen & the Priestess Bodega Bay, California

The fishermen and the priestess is the solo project of Beto Dealmeida, a musician interested in nature, vintage sounds and electronics.

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