Once again, it’s been a long interval between tracks. But here’s one at last! It’s quite fun to write in this style, with a half-time feel — the feel popularised by dubstep. I’m a particular fan when used in conjunction with rapid arps, as it bumps up the contrast. 🙂
Production: It’s about 90% NI Massive, with a little bit of Polyplex, Battery, and Kontakt thrown in.
With Christmas now not too far away, it’s time to start remixing and reworking carols again! We Three Kings is one of my favourite carols (musically speaking), and sharpening the 7th in the chorus always makes me happy. I’ve “done” it a few times; this is my take for 2016.
The melody for this one came to me waiting for a lift one day after work. I tried doing an orchestral thing with it, but that just didn’t seem to want to work — but this dance version fits it quite well, I think!
Another new track — and in 6/8! I love this time signature; it’s really well-suited to this genre and offers a little bit of interest in a world of 4/4, whilst still being “normal”.
With this track, I think I’m starting to properly find my feet with Reaper. My workflow is coming together, and I’ve nutted out how to organise plugins and tracks for automation better. There’s still a way to go, but I’m now well into “just make music” territory.
This is the first track on which I’ve used a multi-band compressor; I think I’ve found an OK balance between average volume and nice tight transients. If you have any tips, let me know!