Song: 20girls dance song

Original song was 124bpm.. i wanted something longer.. so changed to 122bpm.


Stage 1: after finishing.. go through each MIDI track and recall the stuffs done and write them down here.

  • Wrote the song with F, C, G, Am chords
  • Nexus DR Downlifter Kicks 1 are cool for ending a song.. esp oct +2 c1 on novation.
  • Lay the intro drum beats. (Nexus)
  • Now the sweeps and noises and winds.
  • Some good omnisphere sweets: club noise 1 for short raise, danish noizweep up for rising sweep (rise)
  • Downsweep prologue to use LP bandpass cutoff, automate downwards.
  • Long rise sweep – omnisphere roadrunner
  • Chorus nexus pad, to adjust mod wheel values, go to Nexus > Mod > pb range + and -.
  • Clap sound from LOL Erock method.
  • Explosion sound from Nexus > XP Drums SIngles > DR Downlifter Kicks 1 > with HP filter.
  • the chorus Nexus SAW Pad is a pb-range- of 31. the downslope gradient modwheel is drawn using the LINE tool.
  • Using a lot of sidechain to make space for my lovely KICK out.
  • Guitar: Always add a X-noise mono to guitar track to clean it up, HP the tracks to make space for bass and kick as you work.
  • A lot of prologues (instruments) were use for the rise and down sweeps..
  • Bounce to rough_bounce
  • Unload to rough_unloaded
  • Recording demo vocals for china in rough_demo_vocals
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Song: 我想了很久


  • vocal
  • melody
  • touching
  • lyrics
  • style
  • music


vocal editing priorities:

  • feeling
  • diction
  • style/skill (end of slice pick)
  • volume (adjust – sounds soothing to ear, mix well into music)
  • vari length pitch (crossfade sources, bounce and do)



With the above in mind, let’s do this piece.


Let’s try to do this one really fast.

Started 1:29pm 28th May 2013.

  1. Get song tempo. Should be 61.
  2. Starting song at bar 10, cos on average that should be a good enough for space intro.
  3. After a 5 minutes of thinking, song should be: verse intro, verse, chorus, solo, chorus, verse ending. And sort of free play at certain parts.
  4. Finish 1st verse and chorus piano skeleton.
  5. Decided to move the whole chunk to bar 15 instead.. imagined a longer intro.
  6. Added violin and cello, to solo the intro, don’t really like it.
  7. Added guitar strum, nice. Added guitar pluck in verse, nice too.

Ok I totally missed my mark, rested nearly 2 weeks of meetings.

So I continued and and finally reached stage 2.

stage 2:

  1. Added dramatic Hit, explosive boom, and Snare which is basically filtered white noise.
  2. And then cinematic sounds for hihat replacements.
  3. Finally some standard drum sounds from Groove Agent!
  4. That’s it a short stage 2 so I can move onto the dramatic SOLO!


stage 3:

  1. The solo! Very beautiful mix of orchestra, electro, and Addictive Drums, custom drums, saved as preset both in Song Folder, and in MusicData on Storeroom. Always save in 2 places!



Oh no, it’s 6th July! 1 month.

Anyway, discovered a new sound in Omnisphere – Rumble Impact Vertigo – by turning on just Ancients, it can sound like spaceship landing.

I’m currently at Stage 7, adding pads and fx into the track. Headed to Omni, and selected Genre > Ambient. Then browsed through EACH instrument and run through chordworks, and see which fx fits.


another nice fx: time travel

Life on the Barrier Reef – use only Chaotic Glock


omni – ode to mr newman arp – ebowed piano pure only – sounds very interesting when tempo changes.


since this is a fully self made arrangement, during mixing, just deal with volumes with references, not sound by sound or instrument by instrument, general volumes.

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