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Time Slows Down

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I'm doing a new style of melody writing where I simply sit and stare at the computer until a good melody occurs to me. This is the first song that I've written in that style. I would occasionally do this in the past and some of my favorite melodies came out of doing that (love theme for robots in space comes to mind).

I also spent a long time getting dat beat to be just right. I think I did a pretty good job on it. I started thinking of people like Skullbeatz where 90% of the interest of the song would just be the DANK BEAT. I hate to admit it but for the longest time I would just chop up premade drum loop samples and that would be my beat.

I wrote this one on headphones with no keyboard (both different than normal) so it might be a lil different. I kinda forgot how the bass response on these things is supposed to be so I'm not sure if I got that right in the song...

Inspired by https://soundcloud.com/malmen-1/, particularly https://soundcloud.com/malmen-1/malmen-heartbleed. I admit, the first 30 min or so of making this song I would just listen to Heartbleed every time I didn't know what to do for inspiration. As ridiculous as this sounds - like I just copied him or something - I would actually highly recommend it! First, my song doesn't really sound the same as his at all. It took on a life of its own. But second, having a reference of what someone way better than me would do was really helpful for pushing my own track a little further.

Malmen is phenomenal btw. And his mixing is out of this world!!! How does he do it?!?

P.S. Also the irony is that I set the BPM to this song to be the highest BPM I've ever done a song at (180) in order to make myself do some sort of dnb thing, but then I subconsciously made it go in halftime, so it's actually one of the slowest songs I've ever done... :D

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This is awesome! <3

johnfn responds:

thanks man! i've been a big fan of yours for ages!

(oh haha i even mentioned that in the description :P)

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4.49 / 5.00

Jun 6, 2015
1:08 PM EDT
File Info
2.9 MB
3 min 13 sec

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