Playing around with MixCraft Pro 7 – wanted to do something synthy, so I thought I’d throw together a video game-y stage loop with a “final dungeon” sort of feel, as I tend to enjoy such pieces (any well-composed game from the ’80s and ’90s had to have a good last level theme, right?).
I feel like something’s not quite right, or missing, from it, but a plethora of tweaks and additions I tried only made it sound worse. I probably just need more practice with modern synth and techno. As much as I enjoy it, my mindset’s still too ingrained with orchestral tendencies (or simple waveform generation, on the other end of things).
Planet Earth is blue, indeed, to have lost both the King of Space and the Voice of God in the same manner, at the same age, in the same awful, awful week.
Farewell to the Pharaoh of Freaks, the Sultan of Strange, the Wizard of Weird. Goodbye to the Sheriff of Nottingham, the Raider of Nakatomi, the Master of Potions. May your contributions to the world continue to entertain and inspire.