Archive for September, 2011

Minus5 remix

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Tapping into the advices of a couple of knowledgeable friends, I’ve remixed my last track to make it sound a little less tinny and cold and empty. I’m fairly happy with the improvements: there’s definitely more of a beefy sound to it now. I also played a bit with panning, which is something best noticed when listening with earphones.

All in all, there’s still miles to go before I’m fully satisfied with these tracks, but I’m learning a lot by creating them.

Minus5

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

I worked on this track for a very long time. It all started with an older experiment: it was a track with two rhythmic and melodic ideas in it, but after a while I realized they did not fit well together. So I nicked one of the ideas from the old track and built a new track around it.

When composing this one, I wanted to experiment with time signature changes: as it turns out, the main challenge was not to imagine different time signatures, but to make the transition from one to the other as smooth as possible.

Most of the time I spent on this track was on post processing and mixing. I think it’s better than the previous tracks in this respect, but it still lacks something. The difference between listening with earplugs and with my MacBook speakers is especially unnerving, with the latter sounding exceedingly empty and tinny.

All in all, I liked how this track turned out. Now to get better at production ;)

This track is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license.