Topic: American River Parkway
This composition is called American River Parkway, inspired by a stretch of the American River, that I have enjoyed for over a decade, living up here in the Sacramento basin of Central California. The parkway is a complex ecosystem of running water, wildlife, robust flaura and fauna, living peacefully alongside urban dwellers out for a bicycle ride or simple hike along the well maintained 60 miles of trails and accessways.
I like the idea of using harmonics on the piano, to create a cascade of sounds that layer upon themselves, flowing like the river itself, with permutations and side-stories along the way.
Pianoteq was extremely useful in that regard. I used my Yamaha P200 as the controller, and MIDI'd into my DAW, Studio One Professional, and within the DAW, I have Pianoteq. I tried tons of different settings, but landed on the D4 3 mic setup, which seemed to work best for this project.
Soundcloud and youtube below. Thanks for listening! Sincerely, t