Apollo Lee 52 Tracks in 52 Weeks


Title: Apollo Lee – Thermatropic
Date: February 11, 2008
Software: Logic Pro 8
Genre: Ambient
Timing: 6:36 @ 40 bpm

What I Like About It

  1. The harmony (G Melodic Minor) is lush and provides gorgeous dissonance, particularly in chords that have the leading tone or that A natural against the Bb.
  2. The instrument plays a harmonic when a note is at max velocity.
  3. I equalized this one better than others recently, pulling the middle frequencies down.
  4. Sometimes, the harmonic tones came unexpectedly and out of nowhere, to great affect.

What I Don’t Like About It

  1. That harmonic at 3:35 is too loud. Some of the other harmonics are also too loud.
  2. Even with the improved mix down, you should probably turn your speakers/headphones down. One of these days, I’ll create music that won’t punch a hole in your brain.
  3. Since I’m playing a two octave keyboard here, I occasionally rambled too much over the same section of notes.
  4. The instrument’s velocity touch is beautiful, but the modulation only provides a little vibrato. I probably could have used that more.

Note: These are rough drafts. Constructive criticism is welcomed, of course.

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