Today I bring you sounds fresh from 2009. This was a project I've been working on since December. I restarted the song a couple times, but I find that this song shows what happens when I'm able to devote my time to producing and less to life's other demands (such as school... ) :/
But I largely consider this my best work, by far, to date. It's a product of many lessons I've learned over the past few months and my will to keep true to producing the sounds I love. The song is fully made, but I'm going to be doing some tweaking (and God knows it needs a lot of that.) For instance, I have two layers for my arpeggiated lead, and I wanted to alter the volume on one midway during the build-up. So there are things like that that I'm planning on fixing.
I spent probably the most time getting the percussion to sound really clean, then probably followed by my bass. I especially struggled with getting a really nice bassline, and I'm not fully satisfied with it now, but it's definitely an improvement to anything you might have heard a couple weeks ago. I spent maybe another three or four days total on the melody.
So this is the first full version, and it really shouldn't be the last one.
Artist: Green Octopus
Genre: Trance (Uplifting, Melodic)
Scale: F minor
Time: 8 minutes, 30 seconds
Tempo: 138 bpm
The song: #url-removed
Youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiQUTfrtXRE
Feedback would be really great.