Quintessential Solstice Event
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How I Did It

Ahhhh...That's Better
by essesq
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Mon, Feb 16, 2009 @ 3:38 AM

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Tools I Used

MacBook Pro, Garageband 08, Kurzweil Mark V Digital Piano, Blue Snowball Mic, Sennheiser HD424 headphones, personal "Remix 911" assistant (sorry not available in stores)

Samples I Used

Khidir's #11 Cringe

Original Samples

Synth line and guitar line both created through GB, and a whole lot of stuff that I got rid of

Process

I was assigned Khidir for my secret mixter. I chose this track because he didn't seem to like it.

Part 1 was created by isolating one of the heavy guitar lines and doubling it onto two tracks. I applied some additional effects (compression, etc) on that track and then applied a GB preset which causes the sound to pan randomly on the other.

For the second part I had created a completely novel piece of music based on one main chord but I left out any of Khidir's samples. It was brought to my attention that there was no link between the two so I tried dropping the clean guitar line in and luckily it worked - really well.

I applied various automated volume changes to the master track just to give it some dynamics (not much) and that was it.

Other Notes

I wanted to do something more ambitious but I am pleased as punch at the response this has received. I am struggling with all new gear, right down to the operating system of my computer, but it is a lot of fun, and there is so much more I can do, I just need to find out how ;-).