Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Simpsons Isn't On

So the inevitable backlash to the fake drums that sound real is happening. this song went with a very processed snare and kick and kept "real" sounding hats and cymbals. I think it gave it more of that electronic feel I was going for. It won't be long until I'm back to completely electronic sounding drums.

I'm really not happy with the piano sound on this song at all. I like the part, and the chord changes work, but I can't seem to make that piano seem to fit with the song. I tried making it sound deeper with reverb, tried making it sound dirtier with distortion, and tried darkening the tone with a different piano patch, but none of them seem to work. I think I'm just going to worry about writing the song, then I'll leave the mixing to some people who know what they're talking about.

I like the SONG (or what the song is so far), but I don't like something about how it sounds. It's very frustrating to be listening to all the tracks individually, then in every possible combination, and everything sounds good, but when they're all together, something's wrong. Likewise, muting one track at a time still leaves something missing. I need some fresh ears on this one.

The synth solo at 1:10 is what I'm feeling at the moment. As much as I admire Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails, I rarely tweak the sound during the track by changing the modulation, frequencies, or messing with the pitch shifter. I went for something more like that, and I think it works.

Simpsons Isn't On.

Song title? Self explanatory. My show wasn't on. I made music when I should have been taking care of far more pressing matters.

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