This track was a derivative of an experiment with another track I was making. The original intent was to create a Drum and Bass track featuring various samples of British Youtube star Charlie McDonnell talking about piracy. I hadn't worked on the project for a few months, and decided to go back and listen to it to see what more I could add, and thought that perhaps some video-game like sounds would work well. Also, I was keen to try out a new virtual instrument I had downloaded, a bass synthesiser called "Karnage."
I eventually split up the two ideas, as the Karnage experiment turned into a completely new idea, and I expanded on it some more with a heavy drum beat and dark ambient pads. Albiet I liked the dark sounds of the Karnage experiment, I decided I wanted to start anew and use more chiptune influence. I copied the drums from the Charlie project and loaded some chiptune samples with the intent of creating a traditional medieval fanfare sort of melody, however what was in my head changed as I put it into the computer and made various mistakes which in fact made it better. I also put in a fast chiptune arpeggio playing mostly the tonic and 5th of each chord with a slight glide to each note; an effect used in some of my favourite music which I do
Another genre I wanted to experiment with is dubstep, so I made a dubstep section and then brought back a variation of the main theme. The next section was created after I discovered a new technique which I had heard used in a lot of chiptune music. Basically it is just a groups of notes played together really quickly. Depending on what notes are used, different effects can be created. Here, I have created an ascending arpeggio on chordal notes.
Asteroids is just a working title, chosen because of the video game and because the track sounds really spacey. Also I might make a longer version; this edit and description is for a music assessment task.