March 30, 2016 6:07 PM

This track is part of a project that heavily features Swamp XT, a virtual synthesizer by one H. G. Fortune. Working playlist title is "Succubus/Incubus", but I'm looking for other ideas.

H G Fortune's VST instruments have remarkable, rich atmospheric and ambient patches that are more like sound effects than typical synth offerings. I like knob twisting and patch tweaking, but I'm nobody's sound designer and fully admit to being primarily a preset guy. So far I've done about five pieces, just using presets - they were just too good not to use. Apparently this generous person died two years ago, but his trove of freeware synths, including two versions of Swamp, are still available via archive. On the off chance that anyone reading this can both use VST instruments and hasn't stumbled across these yet, here's a link:

Recorded with Ubuntu Studio, also using DSK Virtuoso strings, MOX, and one sound effect from

posted by AppleSeed (5 comments total)

This is excellent.
posted by CarrotAdventure at 12:48 PM on March 31, 2016

Just got to the bossa nova breakdown..... out of control
posted by CarrotAdventure at 12:49 PM on March 31, 2016

Thanks, that section is inspired by Pat Metheney.
posted by AppleSeed at 4:10 AM on April 1, 2016

Yeah, where it kicks in at the 2 min mark, that's when the party starts swingin'. That's some nice, laid-back, off-center stuff.
posted by not_on_display at 10:20 PM on April 1, 2016

Love this. 'Executive Party Dance' updated for the new century.
posted by srednivashtar at 3:26 AM on April 17, 2016

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