Ground Zero

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Made this inside our car, in the heat and chaos of DC on Friday and Sat. Somebody burned a limo. Cops pepper sprayed anybody including children. Anarchy is here. I love it.

Women's March was huge but full of liberals. Still better than nothing. Comrades on the street fucking up order. Lovely events. And I decided to finish the album Ground Zero, where inspirations were at the highest. To celebrate the last liberty while it last. Before the storm. We are ready.

This track is an orchestra of over 700 track custom-made synth and arp, along with organic instruments that were greatly mixed to blend with the harmony of this piece. This is definitely my most complex track up to this day.

Inspired by the great Floex, Tineidae, H.U.V.A. Network and Solar Fields.

Ground Zero is the final track of the album with same name. Enjoy.


Congratulations on finishing the album!
There is so much going on here, I don't even know exactly what to say!

The first thing I noticed, are the avant-garde rhythmic elements, that roll on, yet vary throughout the track!
All the atmospheric sounds included are amazing, and you did a good job of blending them all together. It's very pleasant to listen to the track, even if it keeps taking me by surprise. I don't know hom you even manage to come up with all this xD
And an even tougher question, is how you managed to mix and render this? That's quite a feat!

There are lots of interesting transitions too.

All in all, I found the track very enjoyable!
I'd like to ask, what would you describe to be your main inspiration for the track, and the album?

Thanks for sharing!

I0TA responds:

Most of the mixes happened in post production so it was quite easy. The synths weren't hard to master and mix, what difficult were the organic instruments, guitars and percussion. The percussions were especially difficult because most of them in low ranges. It was hard to keep everything in place without one drowning another. I recorded this instead of rendering, because my machine could never handle this much data. Took a dozen of different records to get it right.

Mixing was never a problem. Post production like FXs was the hardest part. Had to get the reverb and convolution right for most of them. LFO, distort, lofi, flanger, chorus, stereo, vocoder, delay, phaser... these were what given each sound their own voices. I went lazy with the guitars and applied Guitar Rig on all of them. The arps were auto FX with Movement, Replika XT, Form and Flesh. Form and Flesh are fucking amazing, because you could turn samples into magic. Movement did the rest justice on rhythmic glitches.

The main inspirations came from favorite artists. But also on the high of whatever going on around me, and in this world. The world has come to the end of human civilization. The height of total collapse on both survival and resource. We are not far from extinction. It was always a conscious hunch for it (as you said I'm a master of hunches). But this time it's real.



We are on the end of the ride, and it's beginning to happen. Ground Zero symbolizes everything that we have. If you listened throughout the track, it represents a lot of thing happened in our world. If you wish, I could explain more over Skype.

it's good, but can improve

I0TA responds:

Some criticism of HOW would do?

of course, unless you pretend to know shit.

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4.31 / 5.00

Jan 22, 2017
12:20 PM EST
Video Game
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27.7 MB
12 min 7 sec

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