Long story: In the previous episode, the aliens found a hidden bach.vcv file in the Mars Perseverance Rover’s ROM; they played it using the VCV copy included (unofficially) in the rover’s operating system. They analyzed the audio signal using their JCN-quantum computer; the computer found that it almost matches a signal that their USRA antenna, placed on the dark side of the moon, received a few thousand years ago. At the time they believed it was a random noise signal, but now they realize that it was generated by another intelligent life. They decide to start a voyage towards the source of that signal; the first phase is to reach the moon and from there proceed to a hyperspace jump towards outer space …
The challenge: make a VCV patch that accompains the first phase of the alien’s journey: the rendezvous around the moon.
Awesome !!! … still a relaxed atmosphere: ordinary maneuvers for the aliens and they can admire the spectacle offered by the moon; nevertheless there is a slight tension for the surprising discovery and for what awaits them in the outer space …
Here is a little explanation about the patch and the performance steps.
The first 3 mixer controls are for the drone sound at the beginning and at the end. They are turned up one after the other in the first scene. For the sound at mixer 2, I recorded the sound from mixer 1 with the Complex Simpler and played it backwards. When recording, the red cable was not connected to hold, but with voct in Supercell.
Next, the sound that sounds like a flute with piano was turned up with mixer control 6, then mixer controls 1, 3 and 2 were slowly turned down.
The bell sound at mixer control 7 is turned up and I play a little with the timbre cv of the macro oscillator 2. By turning it to the left the wow wow sound is created.
The release control of the ADSR (piano flute) is turned down, then the noise control of the wave module is turned up and finally the cable to the adsr gate is removed. This creates a short reverberating noise.
Mixer group 3 is turned down so that only the delay sound of the bell can be heard and mixer control 5 is turned up. This is supposed to be a kind of singing alien. I got the idea from Omri’s last stream :). I used an old voice recording of mine for this, where I’m talking about Mars, but you can’t understand any of the text anyway^^.
Mixer control 4 (plucks) is turned up and the singing alien and all other sounds are turned down with group control 2 in the mixer.
Next, the drone sounds 1,2 and 3 are briefly turned up again, the singing alien is faded out and finally all sounds are faded out.
I can’t explain very well. I hope you can imagine it more or less. I will put my voice recording in the zip file, but I can’t add the recording for mixer channel 2 because of the file size limit for uploads. But I think you can record it yourself. Simply change the red cable of the first supercell to voct and press the record button of the first complex simpler, after 10-20 sec press it again.
Yes, I had wanted to do a Lights Off: fully off video for a while and then I enjoyed a game recently in which you play as an AI on a more or less present day space station and you interact with everything through cameras and computer screens and the visuals of it are gorgeous aaand one thing led to the other
These sounds make me think of documentaries where gigantic cave systems are shown. That somehow also fits well with the moon. It is assumed that early volcanic activity on the moon also led to the formation of caves. These are supposed to serve as protection against radiation for future moon stations. Maybe someone will figure it out someday.