COMPOSER’S CORNER: Three Composers, One Song
Today’s episode is a Composer’s Corner where three different composers from three different musical backgrounds will write a song together, and give an inside look at the creative process of collaborating musicians.
Segment 1: Brad: Mixing and Melodic Composition
Three Different Elements of the Chord Progression, Violin/Strings, Arpeggio, Sawtooth Synth.
Also touches on the synth lead in the chorus
Key elements, Bit Reduction, Redux Plugin on Ableton, talks about how it makes the synth smoother with Redux.
Talks about the Key Change
Mixing of Vocals, modulation, small detuning for dramatic effect
Segment 2: Brayden: Drums/Percussion and FX
Addition of percussion, shakers, reverb
FX on the beginning and end, Bitcrusher
Addition of small synth keys
Segment 3: David: Vocals and Arrangement
Personal anecdotes, why they liked collaborating, learning about different genres, and expanding their range
Choral Vocals, layered, ambient, blending
Emotional content of the song, melancholic, relatability
Concept of the vocals working WITH the instrumental, not on top of it, more complex
Breakdown of a harmony from the song
Playing single parts of the harmony, and then playing them all together
Construction of an A#6 chord on the starting notes of each track
Use of Diminished 4th
Segment 4: The composition
Just playing the composition
Original Composition, this is the source material