I had a look at the ramblings on mixing with headphones, now here’s something weird…writing with low volume.
A while back me and an ex band member decided to work on some tracks, the only prob was that instead of getting some stuff done we played dead or alivw 3 till stupid hours and then decided to have a go at writing. The only prob was that I had to have the volume on really low so’s not to wake up other peeps.
The outcome song was named nEwLy DeAd and a listen the next day on high volume was petty strange , we had created what can only be called Acid Industrial. Pretty powerful stuff, Iv’e uploaded the brainscreamer to the songs section if you want to listen to the perfect mess .
Anybody else written in weird conditions??
(It’s not the best song, but considering it was written with practically no volume I was quite chuffed!!)
Oh well, back to being ill…
whoever had to finish his song in the enormous mess that a demoparty is
not exactly relevant in everysingle way, but:
try ‘tracking with headphones on low volume so you can easily respond to your friend’s requests for help as he plays perfect dark on the nintendo with full volume.’
the result being something that made quite a few people say “jesus gwilym this is really good, but f****ING HELL. how can you not notice how TERRIBLY out of tune the instruments are?!?!”
and later when i got the tune home to my place (i had no internet at my house; i used to OHC at my friend’s - normally he’d actually sit there and watch/listen to me making the music from start to finish. this time he found the game more intriguing, i guess), i realised what they were getting at. it was just a very painful listen; some instruments were almost a semi-tone apart! i couldn’t believe it.
which shows that i was pretty much making the song entirely by theory, with what-i-heard only being a vague guideline. which is strange.