Reverse Engineering Com Truise - Propagation
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 second research concerns Com Truise's boundary breaking, genre defying Propagation released within his 3rd album Iteration. This "Wistful Space Ballad", as artist Seth Haley himself describes on self-titled magazine, is an unique crossbreed of Synthwave and Hip-Hop. Com Truise is well known for his exceptional style and use of complex rhythmic sequences.
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.
Propagation Emulation comes with 10 presets programmed for TAL-U-No-LX software synthesizer. These presets include:
- Propagation Arp
- Propagation Bass
- Propagation Bass2
- Propagation Bell
- Propagation Keys
- Propagation Lead
- Propagation Noise
- Propagation Pad
- Propagation Pluck
- Propagation Strings