Lets create today Rave variation of La Marseilleise in DAW REAPER, using the same FM synthesis, effects and tracks automation. MIDI notes I downloaded from Internet, thank you goes to their author; then added to basses accords, so that they’ll sound better and richer, for them I used preset Pentagon of hybrid synthesizer Xenobioz Funxion with effect phaser. For melody I created a couple of instruments and added to all of them small reverberation effect : first one, looking like “Non, je ne regrette rien …” ( Xenobioz Funxion preset Phonetic2 ); other one looking like tensioned string, which is plucked by one hand and being hold by the other, so that sound is short and completes fast ( Xenobioz Funxion preset Muted String ); and third one, sounding like lite electro-guitar ( Xenobioz Funxion preset Uranium ). Via this link there is ability to download completed composition in form of FLAC file and archive with project file and sounds : Rave La Marseilleise in DAW REAPER.
Then I balanced instruments volumes, so that they’ll not try to silence each other and ‘ll not fight for the first place in composition, but played together; and added to it hasteless drums rhythm of drums and hi-hats, which plays in harmony with basses; added small amount of syncopation. Then I applied tracks volume automation, so that tracks would start and complete smoothly, without abrupt volume changes. Some amount of final strokes and tweaks and composition is ready. If you have any questions, then ask them in comments to the article, I already know which composition variation I’ll create next time, see you there!