Tribute to a Greek God
Childhood is a time steeped in influences. I don't know where my passion for synthesizers came from, but Jarre and Vangelis were certainly around when it happened. Jarre I remember for his plethora of electronic sounds, and Vangelis for his musicality. Vangelis knows how to make synthesizers as expressive as real musical instruments. This generator is dedicated to him.
Vangelis fans will easily recognize the multiple references to Chariots of Fire in this soundscape: the title, the background image and the sounds of course. If you don't get these, this YouTube video will put you on track (pun intended). Slow Motion also makes reference to how the highly repetitive tracks evolve over time, very slowly. This is the nature of analog synthesizers: the sound never repeats exactly the same and it has a life of its own. Isolate one of the first slider tracks and listen for a minute or two. You will understand what I mean.
This generator really shines when slider animation is activated. Set Animation Mode to Extreme manually - now - or click here to reload the page with the slider animation running. Animation will turn tracks on and off randomly to reveal unique combinations over time. A last thing: if you miss an acoustic piano playing along (why would you? ... well, Vangelis fans know), try adding 88 keys.
I would like to express my gratitude not only to Mr. Vangelis, but also to Torley who helped me to create this sound generator.