Reverse Engineering HOME - Resonance
Van D got knee deep into audio emulation while working on his master's thesis for University of Lapland. His research concentrated on auditive qualities of a music composition. Instead of traditional music analysis, his research was executed by a method of auditory observational research. The study was guided by the disciplines of acoustics and psychoacoustics. The aim of the study was to provide a new perspective on contemporary music research.
Now Van D has united with The Patchbay to study and emulate various compositions which hold certain importance in the synthesizer oriented scene. His first research concerns possibly the most recognized modern composition to this date: HOME - Resonance. Randy Goffe's masterpiece from his debut album Odyssey, released in 2014, introduced a more blurry and chilled side of Synthwave that inspired an entirely new generation of artists and spawned a genre which we today know as Chillsynth. By observing the finished recording, Van D accessed the auditive execution of the composition, and through emulation, he was able to present these auditory qualities as part of reconstructed application, getting close to the realization of the original work.
Emulation series focus on reverse engineered sounds, programmed from init patch with and for only one synthesizer at a time. This forms an intriguing challenge, since every synthesizer has its own qualities and limitations. In a reverent manner, the emulation packages only contain original presets programmed by Van D. If any essential techniques have been used externally to accomplish the reconstructed emulation, separate text file will be included with necessary guidelines.
Any violation of rights should never be directed to the original owners. This is why the packages do not include MIDI or any samples from the original composition. Main objective of the series is merely to offer knowledge and insight for music makers on how to produce certain styles by offering accurately reverse engineered presets.
Resonance Emulation comes with 6 presets accurately programmed for TAL-U-No-LX software synthesizer. These presets include:
- Resonance Arp
- Resonance Bass
- Resonance Bell
- Resonance Brass
- Resonance Lead
- Resonance Noise