So I think it’s week three of the project and it seems to be going well. Im behind schedule in some areas, yet ahead of schedule in others. + I bought a whiteboard/corkboard to try and help organise this project, unfortunately it hasn’t had much use yet.
My target for this week was to get the main domain (Epicnoiseguy.com) designed and to have written content for it. The content would include a short biography about myself, the project and any other details that are necessary. The other target for this week was to start work on the first track.
I’ve basically got carried away in my own world of synthesis this week, which has resulted somehow in the first track being almost completely arranged a week ahead of target. This is the main reason why I haven’t even thought about the website design which is pretty boring in comparison.
After a swift battle with EMI records I’ve finally claimed back the rights to my percussion track which I was hoping to upload last week as a sneak peek until I was told that I had copied a track called called something like: Shake That Ass by Pitbull. Anyway here’s the idea for the first track (unmixed/not final arrangement):
Tandoori Kitchen Demo by Epic Noise Guy
This track still has a lot of work to do, to me it just sounds very plain/not much going on. I’ll try and fill the track up over this week and post another update of it.
Some extra research:
I took some time the other night to listen to a few of my favourite producers (Wolfgang Gartner, Mark Knight etc…) and write as many notes as possible on some little tricks I’ve noticed them do. This has ranged from arrangements, to different effects and production techniques. One of the most notable things I’ve discovered is that nearly every drum track consists of a tonne of different Roland 808 samples. Hense why i proceeded to spend the next 2 days purely messing with 808 samples and seeing if I could produce a similar sound. For example I made this basic pattern which was inspired/cloned from wolfgang gartners track: Get It:
One thing I would really like to master is the art of compression which I feel is the main difference between the sound of my drum patterns and the thumping sound of top Electro House producers of today.