Last time dear reader, we left off with just a couple of things to do to the Electricity sub-section (or is that sub-station?) - a synth solo and matching the end of the previous section with the beginning of this one. Both were done tonight.
The solo took a while, first of all I had to find the right sound. I tried lots of sounds in the softsynth "Massive" at the weekend, but nothing seemed to fit. Today I decided to try Pro-53 instead, and the first sound up was ideal. Synthy and electric (to my ears).
Some days solo lines come easily, some days they are impossible, today was about half-way. it took a while but i think I'm there, as usual the test of time will be applied. Some of it was played, some of it was programmed. I guess for me it is a bit more "normal" than the electric piano solo later in the same sub-section. There was one particular line which I came up with which on playback seemed somewhat familiar, I realized I'd used it before. When I played the whole thing back I found out where - in exactly the same position in the electric piano solo. Not a problem.
Then came an interesting bit - matching the start with the previous end. Both were the same type of electric guitar, but it's in a part where nothing else is going on, and I basically had a precise gap of a few seconds in which to modulate from E to A with exact timing, but not to a rhythm. it took a few goes to get the pacing right but it seems to have worked.