Published on Jun 28, 2013
I decided to take a momentary break from Sunvox and started dabbling with PixiTracker. I discovered that the interface is well-suited for tablets, since you just tap once to pick one of the 16 sounds and tap again in a grid to position it. So I found myself composing nightly on a tablet. Nevertheless, the restrictions of just the 16 sounds became a tough but worthy challenge. I stuck to the default sound pack, but I ratcheted the BPM up to 160! I wanted to create a fast head-banging track. :-)
Once I was done on the tablet, I transferred the file to my PC. I used ffmpeg to capture the pattern grid and then once more for the included visualization. Finally, I used OpenShot to combine the two together, tossed in some saturation effects, and added a title!
- Ogg: https://sites.google.com/site/btmura/...
- Piximod: https://sites.google.com/site/btmura/...
- SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/btmura/zoobreak
- BPM: 160
- Scale: E minor
- Tools: PixiTracker, ffmpeg, OpenShot, GIMP