This track was recorded at the John Peel Session at Maida Vale Studios on April 30th, 1985. In the first 10 seconds or so there are 1.250 beats per minute, then the sample tempo gets slower and slower until it gets to the same tempo as the \"Voodoo Child (Slight Return)\" which, of course, is the sample that is used. But when the guitar solo comes in, it stays at the same tempo. It's funny because there are two very different songs going on here, but they are both in 4/4 time. It's because the original song (Voodoo Child) is in 4/4 time and the sample music is in 6/8 time that makes it work.
Although the sample-based sound design in this track incorporates all of the elements we've discussed, there are two things that we haven't done so far - looping and multisampling. Until now, we've been looking at the single-song looping aspects of sound design, but sound design can be used in much the same way as a sampler. Imagine if the loop was sequenced over reasonably long periods of time (rather than in tiny fragments of an instant), so that you could really ride the beat and move from one layer of rhythm to the next, interacting with a different interlude (which we have already discussed here), or a more complex chord or melody. This all adds another dimension to sound design, which we may not have considered so far.
SugarCadence Synthographer is optimised for stage uses and it includes a whole host of instruments, generators and effects that can be accessed from a flash-based interface. You use the app's sample editor to generate your own instrument patches. If you like, you can then download and use the patches in any of the app's instrument libraries. 7211a4ac4a