Produced by Michael Ahearn in Ableton Suite 8 with Max for Live
Mixed by Michael Ahearn in Logic Pro 9 with UAD-2 Plug-ins
Mastered by Michael Ahearn in WaveBurner with UAD-2 Plug-ins
With this song I literally did start from the ground up. I built my own software synth and effects by programming them with a program called MaxMSP. I then utilized the Max for Live plugin in order to get my devices integrated into Ableton Live.
My original intention was to create the synth and effects for a song that I was already working on, but once I actually finished making the synth I realized that it needed it's own song. Therefore, this song was composed to the synth and effects I had created.
I performed it with all of my equipment in front of my Electroacoustic Composition class at Syracuse University as a final project. This was the first time I had ever performed any of my pieces in front of a live audience and it inspired me to continue learning how to perform each song that I compose and to do it with my own style!