A single one bar pattern on each of the two synth tracks on the Circuit were looped. One of which was redirected to the JV-1080. Drums also from the Circuit.
Variation was created by manually changing the key on the scale selector on the Circuit. I don’t think there’s a way to automate this, so once everything was up and running the playing of the meditation was a matter of hitting the right pad to change key in time with the beat.
Through headphones the recording sounded a bit more harsh than it did through the speakers in the studio, so I opened up the file in Audacity and eased down the high frequency components a bit in the equalizer. Perhaps it will sound closer to what it did at the time.
The Circuit sequenced a chord sequence to the CS1x set to the TranCS patch on one of the synth tracks. The other contained various lead parts which used the synth engine inside the Circuit itself. Drums from the Circuit. Short bits of playing the Electribe for variation.
Drums on the Electribe EM-1. The Circuit was used to sequence two separate piano parts on the CS1x. By reducing the tempo to 50BPM and putting the drum beats on the half notes I could extend the “length” of each pattern on the Circuit and thus squeeze a longer and more varied melody into a single session. Thus making a 100BPM song.