On this very snowy Santa Fe morning and with one week left until the 2008 Winter Solstice, I’m pleased to release this new song for free under a creative commons license. Snow Break is a 92bpm ‘breaks’ piece based around a sampled string melody from a 1960’s Mellotron tape loop. (The Mellotron was the original pre-digital sampler, a massive and fiddly organ that triggered the playback of tape loops instead of tone wheels…)
It’s been years since I’ve played around in the 90-bpm breaks range. Having that extra time/space between the beats makes it possible to play with wicked bass sounds and long cymbals – things that are hard to squeeze into my usual 140-175bpm range. This is also the first song I’ve mastered using Logic’s built-in multiband compressor and adaptive limiter (instead of an off-the-shelf mastering tool like Yamaha’s finalizer or T-racks.) I think the Logic plugins preserved a lot of the crispness and space that would have been muddied up by the other harder-edged mastering tools. This is the final (13th) mix of this song.
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Sweet. Need to hear it through my monitors with some low end…good job:)
I love 92bpm. Not sure why it’s better than 90 but it it is…
I really like the spaciousness of this! The layers fold in and out of each other and yet remain defined and crisp.
man your music is bliss well done 😉
love ur ambient mix too.
Canton mate, this is wicked. Nice and ‘squidgy’ if you know what I mean. Production’s outstanding, glad I checked it out now. Safe bro!
It’s a good song, man.
love your moody instrumental music woot!
You should send us a 256kb file of this at SomaFM.com; I’d like to play it on our Cliqhop channel.