This was for a skirmish. I'd never done one before, because the time zones never worked out. No idea if I did this at the right time or not (probably not), but I chose the most recent skirmish thread in the forums. The prompt was "transportation of any kind", and within a minute I'd decided, "Hey! UFO!" 😝
That was rather useful, as I quickly found some very UFO-like synth presets in PoiZone. I avoided the most cliche, 70s-sci-fi type sounds, and went for something just a little space-like. Chucked together a couple of patterns, added the kick, then started trying to make the song interesting, rather than just repeat everything. So while I might've repeated smaller patterns for 4 measures, the 4th one was always a little different, and in this sub-2-minute song I wound up with 4 or 5 "sections" (depending on how you look at it). So there was easily more variety than I used to make. Wound up using 5 synth instances (PoiZone and GMS) and the kick, then quickly chucked reverb on the kick and vocal sample at the end. (Not my voice. It was just a nice-sounding free sample hidden in the depths of FL Studio 12.) Chucked on the headphones at the end, to adjust levels so they were (hopefully) more optimised, and while there was some discrepancy between the headphones and my laptop speakers, well, it was minor.
Total time taken since reading the prompt was exactly "1 hour, minus 7 seconds". 7 seconds to spare right after the mp3 finished rendering... Not sure if I was supposed to upload within the hour, too, but that didn't happen.
Oh! I also managed to do the week 4 challenge without meaning to! Those 4th measures tended to have beats missing or added to add flavour. Just realised that now! 😁
And that is my last song for FAWM 2021. Noooooooo! Come back February! I haven't finished loving you yet!
This Australian is officially uploading his last track in the final hour (local time) of the month. I hit 15 the other day, but I didn't really care too much about the numbers anyway. I know the site will still be open tomorrow (my time), but I started midnight local time, and I'll end midnight local time. 😀
Really hope you enjoy this! I actually really like it! And I completed a skirmish! YAY!