So my last post was a bit weird in a personal and direct way. I am still working my way, discovering my own sound and trying to be as independent as I can when it comes to the choises of instruments and settings in my songs. This spring was dedicated to making a few remixes in a project called "Let's Mix!".
What I realize as the project is about to be finished with my last remix is: It is hard to find yourself by remixing other people's work. The challenge is to not be bound by the original track and it's style. When working with tracks where you have to try isolating the vocals using EQs and various filters, you are bound to have a lot of covering up to do. You are left with a vocal track that has loads of the original instruments in it. You may be able to take away most of the bass sounds and the highest pitched sounds like hihats etc. But push that treshold too far and you end up with vocals sounding like they come from a radio in outer space.
So you end up living a creative nightmare and the constant risk of blowing the spectre and making the listener ill with your 15 cover-up instrument tracks. This is why I get excited when planning and prepping the vocal track for my last remix in this project. I was so lucky as to find a instrumental track from the artist himself identical to the full version of the song (minus the vocal track obviously) and then using the sweet power of audacity to isolate the vocals by Inverting the track. This gave me a pretty nice result (with a few rough spots, but it's very managable). And so I am sitting here with a clean almost project-file quality vocal track, and the creative process can begin. I guess working on your own sound when you have that much creative freedom is much more rewarding, and at the same time a great challenge. What direction should I take, and how far from the "script" can I go?
Well, this time my answer is simple: As far as I want! I don't make music to gain likes or make it big as an electronical producer, I make it cause I enjoy it, and if that one day takes me down the road of fame and glory (too much Game of Thrones lately? ;) I won't complain. But until then, I don't have any problems using my spare time making music for my own pleasure while having a normal job and studies. I don't NEED to sell out conserts to survive, and so I am somewhat happy just making music like I would, famous or not.
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