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GeekyGami - Shepard's Infinite Expanse

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So I had this idea, right.

A shepard's tone keeps on rising or going down for basically forever, right?

So, that's a constantly rising intensity.

Therefore, a track with infinite momentum.

So, I thought, why couldn't you use a chord and a melody, keep it rising forever, and then make it into a shepard's tone by layering it across multiple octaves?

I figured it'd be more fun with drums and a bass line, so I added that in too.

I made sure the bass line ends before the repeat of the rising motif, so you can't tell it drops back down, which is also why I didn't make a second portion of the track using the bass line throughout its entirity.

All in all, this is a proof of concept more than anything.

I'm sure a lot more can be done with the idea, not even going into what it'd be like if it kept going down forever instead.

I hope it'll at least be a very interesting case study.

Edit: Redid the mix.

More punch, less ear-hurty, it turns out EQing hurtful frequencies does not make a shepard's tone work any less.

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Jul 31, 2021
10:18 AM EDT
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8.8 MB
3 min 51 sec
  • LMMS
Misc. Kit
  • ZynAddSubFX

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