In the two previousposts,
I’ve shown how a house beat in SuperCollider works.
At the end of every eight bars,
this house beat includes a riser —
a buildup sound used to increase tension prior to a transition.
This is the most complex sound in the beat,
so I’ve saved it for last.
There are at least three open source live-coding systems in popular languages —
Sonic Pi (Ruby), Overtone (Clojure), and Tidal Cycles (Haskell) —
which all share the same foundation:
a system called SuperCollider.
I’m going to show you how to build a basic house beat in SuperCollider.