Apollo Lee 52 Tracks in 52 Weeks


Title: Apollo Lee – Belmont
Date: March 3, 2008
Software: Logic Pro 8
Genre: Ambient
Timing: 6:30 @ 40 bpm

What I Like About It

  1. The pad instrument (Blue Carpet) is beautiful and has lots of interesting potential.
  2. The harmony is simple (Cm7 Fm7 Bbm7 Ebm7) and lends itself to lots of possibilities for different chord types, even with the 16 notes I’m using on the padKontrol.
  3. There’s a decent amount of note diversity with a big profound low C.

What I Don’t Like About It

  1. Midranges are fuzzy and distorted and this piece sounds terrible on iPod headphones.
  2. The harmony is too consonant to get really rich dissonant tensions.
  3. I mixed this down on the train, where I had to strain to hear past the noise of my surroundings.
  4. I should have used the mod wheel with that strange effect more than for a split second at the end.

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

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