Most of the track is done now, with pretty much everything nearly locked down. The last bit I need to do is add variation to all of the percussive elements, since that hasn’t been done yet.
Been spending a lot of time on the kick, getting it punchy and tight, which is tricky, but I’m getting there. The kick is pretty vital for trance music, so it’s important to get it sitting right – and sounding right, so time will have to be spent on doing just that.
After that is done it comes down to mixing and mastering, which means making it sound as professional as I can. That will no doubt take some time, but will also be an excellent (and frustrating, I’m sure) learning experience. While I have a decent mix right now, it’s too strained and busy, it lacks calm and space – it doesn’t sound professional.
I already know what to move onto after I’m done with The Beginning, but that’ll have to wait until I’m done with it.
I’ve mentioned before that I had picked an artist name, but that I wouldn’t reveal it until the release of The Beginning. However with the change in plans regarding the release of it, where it will likely be a while as I have to create a few more tracks, I figure I might as well reveal the name now, as well as the (sparse) website.
So without further ado, the name I settled on is: Photontic.
The website is located at http://photontic.com and it’s possible to hear a few updated sound bites from The Beginning on it. One on the main intro page and the other on the About page.
There’s not a lot to be found on the website at this point, since I don’t really have much content yet, so for now it’s just sort of a teaser site. As I get more content created the website will expand accordingly.
The short version? Almost impossible to describe – in an extremely good way.
Want to join in on the amazingness? You still can by buying it from the Electronic Opus website. I highly suggest getting the $25 silver package as the minimum, since that will give you the 24-bit/96 kHz version. Only getting the MP3 version is just cheating yourself out of an amazing sonic experience.
What is Electronic Opus?