Sunday, 13 February 2011

CO - Compositions

I have finished recording and editing two separate songs for use in our production. I have covered Laments of an Icarus by Dutch metal band Textures, mainly because it is extremely fast paced, atmospheric and will fit in well with pivotal points in our film, and I also remixed Icarus Lives! by Periphery, for the sheer brutality of it, which will have a similar effect when applied to certain scenes. In addition, it also includes simpler, gentler and more ambient parts, which is important in our use of dream patterns. We will probably break up the second song into a light side and a heavy side.

I was originally going to use a dynamic microphone to record the audio with, but whenever I tried to do so, the audio levels kept fluctuating wildly, and it didn't sound good at all, so in the end I just used a LifeCam VX-3000, which recorded audio well to an extent.

I used:

  • Drums
  • Bass
  • Guitar (3)
  • Audacity Audio Engine
  • Kristal Audio Engine
  • LifeCam VX-3000

Here are the original songs for reference:

Textures - Laments Of An Icarus

From the album "Silhouettes"

Periphery - Icarus Lives!

From the album "Periphery"

Here are the finished covers:



Pictures from recording

Editing recordings


Recording drums for Textures


  1. not on this post, but where are your links lists??? you should have several [add gadgets...] by now

  2. ...this is great stuff, tho also important to be explicit about target audience and how this fits, and see if you can give an eg where sim music has been used within the genre
    I think you'll rather enjoy the A2 coursework brief, a package including a music vid!


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