Another song which I’m not so happy about. I think it’s time to take a break :)
I was liking this song in the beginning, but by the end I don’t really like it anymore. The mixing is pretty bad. The “width” or “space” of the song doesn’t feel right. Oh, well.
Short but strong. Quite fast at 155 BPM and unusual time signature of 7/4. It was challenging doing the drums on that signature. I almost discarded the song in the beginning because it seemed like it was going to be too difficult, but I’m glad I stuck with it. Again I’m using UVI Workstation and Replika, and probably will continue using these for the rest of the summer.
I’m taking a break from Reason since there’s some kind of incompatibility with my system after I updated to the latest version of Reason (8.3). Probably some audio driver issue which is causing my computer to crash after sometime of running Reason. So I’m back on Cubase for the time being. This also gives me the opportunity to try out UVI Workstation and Replika from Native Instruments. Two great products which were available for free.
I tried to spend more time on this song to try to make the sound quality a bit better. I layered 4 pads for the main melody. And there’s an extra bass playing long notes for added bottom. There are also two drums to make up the beat.
NOTE: This will be the last song for a while. I’m taking a break since I will not have my music gear with me for some time.
Normally I use Reason’s master compressor in the mixer, but this time for some reason I was getting some kind of strange distortion with it. So I decided to turn it off and use only the MClass compressor.
I was going for a trip-hop kinda song but it didn’t come out like the kind of thing I had in mind. It sounds too clean maybe.
This song was more about trying to make it sound good as far as sound quality than about it being an actual good song, even if it’s quite a catchy melody. Hopefully the sound is good then even if the song itself is nothing really special.
Short but powerful. I’m using mostly Pulsar Combinator presets here. I’m not good at drums so this time I tried to work on that a bit more. I ended up using two Dr.OctoRex and two Kong instruments. I hope it’s not too much.
This was a keys week. One track is using Radical Keys and another is using an electric piano from NN-XT. For the beat I was lazy and used Dr.OctoRex, although I did have to do some tweaking. And the bass is actually 3 bass tracks layered together.