Knowing Christmas was coming, the time when I annually reach inward to give birth to a new rendition of a holiday tune, I first bought a couple of interesting synths for inspiration.
One was Straylight by Native Instruments, a sample-based granular synthesizer. I’m a sucker for the X-Y modulation matrix.
The other is Trailer expressions by Sample Logic. Again, sample based and overflowing with possibilities.
Enough geeking out (and writing for SEO), here’s my version of the Christmas carol, The First Noel.