So here’s a bit of pretty thing. It’s very much new-song-in-progress. It started life as an acoustic guitar, folk/picking thing. The chords are very Nick Drake, with some minor thirds where you least expect them. A bit River Man, no?
I’ve reimagined the guitar part via the gloves and Native Instrument’s beautiful FM8 synth. The glove’s own software turns these postures into chords, which are arping (is that a word?) out in FM8.
Got some melody ideas, but I’ll keep those under wraps for now. This is just me practicing the changes. Hopefully it’s vaguely interesting, and makes the cut on the new album…
I get asked a lot of questions about how we managed (*we* being the key word here; I couldn’t have done this alone) to put together The Gloves Are On, the 2016 tour. This series of blog posts will answer some of the common questions, and hopefully be of use to those of you who’d like to do something similar. It was a fairly simple operation, despite the apparent complexity of getting all this to work. I’ll attempt to break the process down a bit in these posts.