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2018 Ellen's Third Song (Ava Maria mix)

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byIvan Chew
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I first discovered Dr. Emiliyan Stankov’s excellent vocals in 2014, which was also the year I attempted a remix. At first I tried some vague disco-techno idea but it morphed into a rock instrumental. I didn’t publish the remix then, because my mix and mastering sounded terrible: way too many layers of instrumentation; way too many layers of guitars; cheap sounding loops; everything sounded muddy and overly compressed.

Each year, I tried to remaster the darn track with some progress, but it still sounded rather bad.

So four years later, I gave it another shot. Changed out some instruments; replaced some loops with better ones that had come along. Tried a few mixing/ mastering tricks (thank you YouTube). Sounded fairly decent. And here it is.

My apologies to Dr Stankov, for manipulating his vocals into this version. I felt the song needed a female voice to make it work. The track title came about after I googled for the backstory to Ave Maria.

[Update: Stems uploaded]

"2018 Ellen's Third Song (Ava Maria mix)"
by Ivan Chew

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