STORYLINE: … in the previous episode the aliens, who were traveling to a distant planet (probably the cradle of an ancient civilization), exited the hyperspace jump near an unknown galaxy.
Well, it turns out that the real reason for this stop is that the spaceship’s computer (which has an autonomous consciousness) has an old electronic friend on one of the planets on the outer edge of the galaxy and has autonomously decided to block the journey to give him a greeting (?!? ). He woke the alien passengers from their cryogenic sleep and changed course temporarily. During the approach, the planet’s traffic control begins scanning the spaceship with an extremely complex radar “ping”.
The aliens - quite pissed off by the behavior of their onboard computer - pass the ping signal through their copy of VCV-Rack …
THE CHALLENGE: the sequence of PINGs received is the same as the composition “World’s Ugliest Music: The Perfect Pitch by Scott Rickard” ( watch this video for more information) … it’s up to you to make a VCV-patch that re-creates the same “music” … and you have to decide whether to make it even uglier or come up with something more interesting (and beautiful ) !!!
- use only free modules;
- you should use - IN SOME WAY - the original sequence: you can start from this .vcv patch (you can download it also from patchstorage: The (Ugly) Alien Ping | Patchstorage) that contains the melody in an Entrian Free Player (you can rebuild it from scratch keeping only the Entrian Player and clearly also change the tempo) or download the MIDI file here;
- record the patch and - if you want - add a video
- if possible upload the video to youtube (tag it with #vcv3minchallenge and #alienping) and add the link in your reply (if not possible add a link to an mp3 file or to soundcloud);
- there is no deadline … at least until the next challenge