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Thoth The Atlantean

Posted on Oct 20, 2013 by in ASP Remixes |

I was asked by Chris Lum to remix a track called “The Atlantean” by new artist Thoth signed to his Moulton Media label. I am a fan of Chris’s music and have played his records for years.  I liked the bass line and string elements of the original, so I agreed to rework the track. The result is one of my favorite Audio Soul Project remixes in years. I used new and old tools in making my version; and am pleased with the raw vibe that came together in the final take. I incorporated drums from my MPC2000XL, Arturia’s Spark VDM, and the trusty NI Battery 3 drum machine. I played with sections of the original string, adding to them an organ lick and a filtered keyboard line from Logic’s Vintage B3 and EXS24 synthesizers. I wrote the bass line on the Element synth from Waves. This was the first time I used Element and was able to capture the character and sound I wanted starting from the Old House Bass preset. Creating this remix was one of my first opportunities to use Logic Pro X. Using a new environment to write music can add an air of excitement and experimentation; I think it helped me feel like a younger, fresher producer just trying things out until something ‘stuck’. I went into this remix with little idea of what I wanted as an end result and feel the playful groove that came out will remain one of my favorite ASP remixes for a long while.

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