Every time I think I've run out of cool things to do with the tracker program SunVox (obligatory reminder: it is free to download), I manage to squeeze some new sound out of it. The weird percussive sounds that are rattling around throughout this piece, however, are not exactly an intended use of the program. It turns out that if you abruptly change the room size parameter of SunVox's built-in reverb while sound is being piped through it, the resulting click will itself be affected by the reverb somehow.
I don't fully understand what's going on under the hood here, but as with any fun SunVox sound, my first idea was to play a constant stream of 16th notes with random parameters, and it came out rather interesting. I also took the opportunity to mess around with SunVox's sidechain compressor and simple but strangely attractive bass drum sounds.
The chord structure of this piece is more straightforward than it might seem, because I just took a single chord (a minor 11th voicing suggested by my brother) and moved it around in parallel. Although this is very easy to do, I like the slightly jazzy feel it gives the piece.
Of course I hope to develop this beyond a 45-second snippet; I also plan to tweak the bass sound that appears halfway through, since its current form was slapped together pretty quickly. Let me know what you think of this so far!