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New MP3: "The Parade"


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New MP3: "The Parade"

Posted on Mon, Sep 24, 2007

It's coming up on homecoming season. Here's a new song called "The Parade":

The Parade: ( MP3, Lyrics, Share)

Production Notes:

I got a great guitar tone by using the old Amplitube trick with the Tele in the mid pickup position, so I went with that. A second instance joins in during the second verse. The bass was done the same way.

There are two Absynth instances. One joins in during the second verse, and has a sound with a vague chord in the background, but then it makes all kinds of spacy noises. The second one comes in with a flute-like sound during the solo. The new Kontrol49 keyboard I'm using (more info on that later) let me give it a lot more expression than I used to be able to do.

The drums were programmed using Abstrakt. I wanted to leave a boatload of space in the mix for the pads to swarm around, so I chose short and glitchy sounds to leave space.

I did a number of odd (for me) things in this mix. The main one is that I use reverb. I wanted a clean and expansive sound, so I killed my usual vocal delay and used reverb instead. Everything except the bass has some verb, and some of the instruments are swimming in it (especially the keyboards).