I needed a somewhat spooky introduction to a song I'm playing. Here are a few lines which might be of interest with (hopefully) useful comments:
Keysig Ab /// important here just for the chord choices
// Set up our solo voice
Articulate 190 // very long sustain
Harmony 3Above+3Below+38below // lots of notes
Arpeggiate Direction=Down Rate=16 Decay=-4
Mallet Rate=64 Decay=-5
Groove NiteJazzIntro /// our intro groove. Could be anything
Decresc mf mp 4 /// have volume decrease over 4 bars
// Change a bit for the final bar
Arpeggiate Direction=Down Rate=43 Decay=-4
Mallet Rate=32 Decay=-2
4 Fdim / F#dim
And, that's all folks. Cut and paste into an editor and run it though MMA. Now, you can play with some of the rates and get your own ethereal sounds.
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