Jan 19, 2006
Jan 18, 2006
One of the most complicates songs I have ever made in my life!
This song was originally, a piece of crap, I spent like a couple of days working on it and it was a smooth techno remix. The main melody was terrible, I mean ... wow, I remember I let people hear the demo of it and people were like " wtf?" Eventually I started to realize that the chords I used in this song don’t really go with the main melody of Relm.
One day I bought a drum machine, a sampler and all that changed. Suddenly, my song was slower, with a lot more groove. The drum samples were amazing. And the bass was a lot more vibrant, the bass moved up and down a lot. Suddenly, the song started to work with the chords I gave to it. But the final decent into completion, the main melody was changed into a melody that transformed itself from a pad to a 16 bar metronome. Easy release rate really made this main melody shine.
To top it off, I added a piano, adds a real nice touch if you ask me.
To top it off, I added samples from the drum machine, rhythmic vocal samples to really give it another twist. And something no one may know, the fx on the vocals can not be done on a computer, they were made live on the drum machine. The vocals are form the vocal version of Relm! Try to listen to the song and see if you can hear the vocals!
Enjoy you guys.
Jan 17, 2006
I just went ahead and re-mastered it. It sounds warmer now.
Everything else is eq'ed correctly. Nothing more I could do, this is like the ONLY copy I have of it so there was like this noise in the background, eeh, I couldn't fix it, it's there but I guess it's just staying.
Anyways, Wow, this is a really groovin song. I really like this, I really do.
And I really worked hard on this song and I hope you can hear it.
Jan 16, 2006
I started with the piano melody in the beginning, and started a real nice and cool hard drum base. After a while, I thought the main melody was weak, so I decided to change the piano into synth. But then they sounds horrible with the piano melody, so I got lazy and made a pattern on the matrix as a controller to control the volume of the synth and that�s what gave the feel of the synth in patterns being playing on a keyboard but really it's the original piano melody that I recorded playing all along. You�ll get a little shot of the synth playing without the controller in the end of the song.
After I was finished with the song, I decided that enough was enough, and I was finished with the song, but that I still need something keep this song in tact with a classic origin. This is where I decided to bring back the piano and play the melody I played before. So now you have the main melody on the piano, and a synth, and it sounded really good.
Anyways, This song is one of my favorite. I like how the soundtrack of Xenogears is smooth and very flowing and sensual, kind of like some dance/trance tracks that are out there.
A lot of people told me that the tune brings back old classical NES memories for some reason. If you like it, thanks, if you don’t, I hope my next song will be something you might look forward to.