Green Street Breakdown #3
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Green Street Breakdown #3
(Ken Ficara) Licensed under a Creative Commons License.
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Ken Ficara: Harmonica, Ensoniq ASR-X Pro

Produced by Ken Ficara

Recorded on Park Place

Unlike most harmonitronica, this is not an improvised live recording. The basis of it is a short drum loop, and an overlaid series of harmonized harmonica loops. I sampled the resulting short loop into the big red metal box that is the Ensoniq ASR-X Pro, a classic sampler/synthesizer/sequencer that was in its time a signficant competitor to the MPC series. With the ASR, I cut the loop up into pieces, treated them, reversed them, added effects, and then created several sequences out of the result. This is one of those sequences, with a live lead line played over the top.