I’ve been listening to Armin van Buuren a lot recently, and the result is this track: arguably my first “straight” trance track. There are, however, strong orchestral and rock influences in it, plus a few chiptune elements thrown in for good measure.
This was the first track I wrote with my new headphones (courtesy of my lovely wife) — Sennheiser HD 598s.
Listening to this track does make me realise that I’ll need to spend some time (when I get the chance!) learning how to master my tracks properly. The overall volume on this track is way too low (it’s been amped to the point of not-quite-clipping), but I’m loathe to compress it until I’m confident that I can do so without producing sausage music. So if anyone has any tips on audio compression, I’m all ears!
Starlit by Barry van Oudtshoorn is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
If you’re interested in using any of my music in your games, videos, or other multimedia productions, let me know!