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January 2009 - Chris Schuette

Weekly Thing #33: Eight Bits

January 4, 2009 | By | No Comments

I really geeked out this week.  I was playing around with a phaser effect on the Rhodes keyboard, and I found a way to change the pitch in steps rather than in a smooth arc.  I then locked the steps to the tempo of the song and voila! “Weird sounding Rhodes.”  The rest of the song is almost insultingly simple.  I used a Jupiter synth patch and simulated Mellotron flutes (yes, the same ones from Strawberry Fields Forever.) with a basic drum pattern.  I call it “Eight Bits,” since it reminds me of an old video game. I hope you like it!