Pink Floyd's On The Run On DSI's Tetra Synthesizer


This video captures DJ Thomas White's recreation of the Pink Floyd classic "On The Run" using a Dave Smith Instruments' Tetra synthesizer. 

The Tetra can be programed to make 4 individual sounds at once. Here's how the 4 voices are used here:

  • Voice 1: Classic Pink Floyd arpeggiattor pattern (E3, G3, A3, G3, D4, C4, D4, E4)
  • Voice 2: Hi Hats pattern (should be 16 beats, can only do 8 with Tetra)
  • Voice 3: Doppler Effect Space Ship sound with modwheel pitch bend
  • Voice 4: "Analog Squishiness"

The video is interesting not because of the accuracy of White's cover, but because of the way it demonstrates how careful programming can let you get a lot of music out of a relatively cheap, but powerful, synth.

James Lewin
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