Sunday, February 24, 2013

At first I was excited

... about having reached 1,000 views on this blog.  Then I realized that half of those are probably me.  Wait, not the 4 people that visited this week from Brazil, though!!  Viva los Brasileños.  For the overall non-US visitor leader, Russia holds that title with 48 total views.  

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Holocene ideas

Here is something I may use to branch off from...  It seems like a good starting point for the intro to verse transition.  Still playing with the bass line. Cut, chop, paste, repeat.  I added some original pad movement by combining my Alesis Ion hardware synth with some modulation and sidechaining.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Something about this song..

...begs the use of sidechaining.  Working hard on the project on this long weekend.

Snare roll ducks drums in the beginning, bass ducks kick toward the middle.  I've only used a little LFO Tool so far, so no true sidechaining using compression until now.  Sample of my initial remix idea to come soon.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Holocene progress

I'm making slow steps toward a main groove for this song.  So far, I'm assembling this one using existing stems, with some synths and bell sounds added in the Maschine software.  I'm really looking for the one main section to be able to carry the tune on a standalone basis, so it has to be strong.  Although YouTube is full of great remixes from this album, there's really not a lot of Holocene remix attempts that I find really great and original.

Here's the one Justin chose, which really is a creative and well produced take on the song:
Bon Iver Holocene (Kyson Remix)