Working with multitudes of perimeters is a crazy ride, not to mention delay channels and other crazed attributes dedicated to each and every sequence, equating to a barnyard of feral cats in heat, jumping around and not coherent of spacetime or cosmological signature. Everything has purpose. Even mistakes.
Thus-far, it’s been eight months of congruent experiments, highs and lows of musical entanglement, consulting with confidants and headstrong movements. Overwhelmed? Not really. Just stuck in a “perfectionary caution” phase for the best… for every sound/instance has a place and contains weight. Being the conductor of such experimentation, one must learn to walk away from such construction, and be vigilant on the final process. So much more to do… and looking forward to it.
Being on vacation all week and editing music for most of it; my mind came to a special place. I had to scribble them down here:
Lots of midi tracks coupled by live tracks tonight.
One hell of a puzzle to be sorted, manipulated and somewhat finished.
The joys of music editing is in its destructive properties, and differences…
Always keep your mind open to new possibilities and objectives as you’re mixing.
The ingredients all count proportionately, despite the recipe.
When making music (or anything else),
it’s always best to make friends with differences.
In some cases, Music is a path to liberation and understanding the world at large.
Perfecting a new formulaic process that’s been in the works for years.
It starts with a hypothetical “5 track song”, in which all five tracks are exported in their original state. Each track is then slowed down at the same rate, then reintroduced back into the DAW, re-tracked with added equalization, balance, effects, etc. The resulting “5 track compilation” tends to sound and act better than simply slowing down the “5 track original” in its entirety.
There has been many experiments in doing this process twice upon itself. Preliminary arguments and discussion point at this Double Process as being very difficult to control and edit. This challenge pursues more agile editing and some sort of precognition in track formation.
More preliminary experiments done denote a Triple Process, in which the above exercise has gone two more steps in slowing down, re-tracking, added equalization, balance, effects, etc. This results in a more smoothly stretched-out composition that retains is original attributes and adds other flavor, yet is very difficult to control.