Apollo Lee 52 Tracks in 52 Weeks


Title: Apollo Lee – Cerulean
Date: February 25, 2008
Software: Reason 4
Genre: Ambient
Timing: 6:54 @ 40 bpm

What I Like About It

  1. Reason has some gorgeous instruments, evolving pads, and luscious patches and this is one of them.
  2. I stayed in C Melodic Minor (C D Eb F G A B C). It’s an easy key to play in, if you can remember that A and B are both natural.
  3. I played this entirely on a two-octave Oxygen 8 keyboard, which enabled me occasionally to use the mod wheel.
  4. Reason’s compressors and limiters are nifty.

What I Don’t Like About It

  1. This piece feels pretty static. It morphs and wanders between Cm/M7 (or 9) and G7 a lot.
  2. The note diversity is small, due to the 2 octave keyboard.
  3. Unlike many other ambient tracks I’ve created recently, this one feels too quiet.
  4. I need to learn to use Reason’s instruments in Logic, so I can have a bigger diversity of instrument choices.

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

1 Comment

I agree with your self-critique, actually. Maybe 3 octaves?

Posted by J. on 25 February 2008 @ 5pm

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