Apollo Lee 52 Tracks in 52 Weeks


Title: Apollo Lee – Callisto
Date: June 20, 2008
Software: Logic Pro 8
Genre: Ambient
Timing: 8:36 @ 40 bpm

What I Like About It

  1. I used a I vi ii V Rhythm changes progression in E (EM7, C#m7, F#m7, B7), which lent a gorgeous ethereal quality.
  2. After a couple of false starts with other pads, this one grabbed me. I’ve used it in other pieces.
  3. I toned down my use of the Microphaser and the GoldReverb.
  4. Midranges don’t have much distortion and none of the transitions are overwhelming.
  5. The floating feel of this piece—the airy highs and the bottomless bass—makes this fade into the background, unless you want to pay attention to it.

What I Don’t Like About It

  1. Maybe -4.1 on the channel mixer was a little much. This particular bounce is a little too quiet. It’s hard to hear it unless the volume is cranked.
  2. There’s still some distortion in the low end on my iPod headphones.

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

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