This was the first piece I created on Soundtrap, hence the name. Since this was the first piece, I began by experimenting with the loops. I ultimately decided to mix multiple loops together. Given these new experiences, I was able to perfect my understanding of Soundtrap and produce future pieces easily.
Concerto for Drum Machines
For this piece, I created a piece of music using drum machine loops and bass loops in ABACA form. This has probably been my favorite piece so far. I enjoyed meshing and layering drums and snares together.
When creating the D Dorian Beat, I decided that I want my song to be in ABA form. I began constructing my synth in D-minor, attempting trial and error using "XVN" on the keyboard, and deciding which chords sound best. After doing so, I decided to focus on the drums. Using the trial and error method, once again, I created beats that meshed together and recorded the loop. Once I recorded the synth and drum beats, I was able to investigate the sounds in Soundtrap! I prefer mixing pre-made music over recording my own. I blended in "Detroit - Chorus EP 02," which I'm familiar with as I've used it in previous songs. I wanted to add in some rhythm and decided to add in small intersections of "Atlantis - Blue Moon 01." After finishing part A, I repeated the previous steps I took to fulfill part B and completed the song!
I enjoyed recording my own loops and mixing them together. Recording the drum loops were difficult as the amount of music produced was constrained, but it was still fun! I learned that to produce chords on a keyboard in D-minor, I simply have to play "x" "v" and "n" on the keyboard.