Thursday, September 14, 2017
Goa-Trance Tunes and Workflow
I have been writing GoaTrance lately. I have found having a rather strict workflow has helped me to complete songs. Working with hardware can force one to work in a more regimented way. My rough workflow is something like this:
- Sketch MIDI arrangement using placeholder VST synth sounds. Also work on percussion. Export layers of percussion as audio.
- Send MIDI to hardware synths and record into the computer.
- Do a few more passes of synths for effects, risers etc.
- Final mix-down.
There are a few advantages of working this way. The workflow is helpful for me as I mentioned. Not relying on writing with the synths in real time means its somewhat easy to multitrack a monosynth. Both for multitimbrality, but also for polyphony.
Dealing with jittery MIDI is thing... Hopefully not too distracting or noticeable but worth looking into some tighter timing solutions...
I mix in the computer using REAPER. It's practical. Lots of nice sounding effects is nice too. For the most part I only use the stock plugins.
Check 'em out:
Posted by Astral Brain Tentacles at 10:04 PM