May 2017 is made primarily using "Analog Strings" by Output. It is a intensely sampled string instrument with many different solo and ensemble options. What is so amazing about these new approaches to sampling acoustic instruments, is the ability to mix them within the individual software instrument. The combinations, along with all of the effects included, create a fresh perspective on string performances. I explored rolling lush chords with distortion, fat classic synth strings, rhythmic pizzicatos and straight up string ensemble arrangements.
Thank you so much to Arlynn Zachary for the amazing photo of dancer Zhe Li used for the album art!