Hey folks! I really need to update the website more often. Hopefully I’ll get to that. I have some new remixes to share, so you can either check them out on my youtube page, or wait until I add them all here. ;)
Here is Familiar Waves, a song from Ecco the Dolphin (Sega CD) that I made for a compilation called SOUND WAVES. I wanted to try something more new age-like, easy listening, without a lot of instruments. I keep getting burnt out by making stuff that’s fully orchestrated. I love orchestrated stuff, but it’s a lot of work and a ton of tiny details to keep in mind. Playing each part isn’t so bad, but humanizing everything with modulation, EQing it all, mixing it all… it adds up. Though that’s the story of any studio musician, writing and playing the music is always going to be less of a chore than the post-production stuff, which is more like crunching the numbers on some level.
So this was a great break from that workflow. A couple small electric guitar lines, bass guitar, a few synths, and drums. The idea was to make a wall of sound without actually writing in a wall of sound, and that bass guitar combined with the synth pad did a great job of making this small ensemble sound “big”! Not to mention that eBow in there.
I hope you dig the mix, and look forward to short stories about ones I’ll post in the future. :) Some of my jobs I’ve written about before have dissipated while others may be on the horizon. I’ll learn from my mistake of writing about stuff that has the potential to fall apart. I have faith in future projects, but that’s not enough! Until next time, adios!