Listen to Soprano RibbonSax
Soprano RibbonSax is another experiment using the Doepfer R2M ribbon controller (see other ones here).
The soprano sax (Logic’s EXS24) plays an heptatonic subset of 53EDO (steps 0, 5, 17, 22, 31, 36, 44, 53) based on Maqam Hijaz, an Arabic scale.
This song shows 2 slightly different settings of the R2M differing only for the amount of pitch bend allowed by it. First, a narrower amount, then a wider one.
Each section (with different settings) lasts a minute.
The piano drone is played by the Nord Stage 88 Classic Revision C (with its internal effects) and the talking drum samples are simply audio loops.
The setting is similar to the one used for R2M and CC#1: midi data generated by R2M are sent from Logic Pro to LMSO, retuned, and sent back to Logic.
The soprano sax is heavily and dynamically effected (see included picture).