John Fisherman – Mirage Remix

Another track. In fact the only one finished this year. It’s pretty ususual both for me and for progressive genre as a whole. How did it come to live? Well, it ticks many boxes:

  • Sometime this year I felt strong in mix / mastering, and wanted to try if I can make quality sounds out of anything.
  • I’ve got Live 10 and wanted to test drive it, using mostly (if not only) sounds it provides.
  • There was a remix contest hosted by Exia Recordings, who were looking for heavy genres: deep / progressive house, psy and techno among others.
  • I need quality stuff for showcase, that covers many different styles.

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Let’s do this again

To make any career in music business, I need a portfolio of great quality tracks in first place. Unfortunatelly, as it usually works, the old and poor ones end up on Soundcloud and the new ones can’t find their way through labels for months. So, need to fix that.

This is a rework of 2016 remix contest entry. The original was pure gold and the competition level was terrible overall, so I had to do it justice. Now you can enjoy this gem in top quality!

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New freebie: My Little Room

“My Little Room” was originally made some years ago as a counterpart to Bliss. It’s the odd one, though, and I can’t even think of many labels that could be potentially interested in it. So I give it away for free. Luckily it already gathered great opinions from listeners, now you can enjoy it too! 🙂

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Favourite Free Effects

Some months ago I listed my purchased plugins, now it’s the time for the list of free ones you can download and use with no charge. I used all of them and plan to continue so, they are just awesome and get the job done.

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Sunrise In Brisbane Remix Contest

Well, where to start. Sould Waves Music announced a remix contest for Nordic Coast – Sunrise In Brisbane track. They received a “huge number” of remixes, but… didn’t like any. No winners, no awards, nothing – everybody go home.

What else can I say? Screw them. Check my remix yourself:

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Enfortro – We Came To Conquer (Warmonger Remix)

It’s time for another freebie! Get ready for this warm uplifter.

The track was originally prepared for a contest somewhere in April. But it wasn’t that good. I got down to it again last weekend and found out it honestly sucked. But not all is lost!  I already figured out how to turn it into proper uplifter. What do you think?

Synths used were Vacuum Pro (first ride) for basses and phasy arp together with LuSH-101 for pads and final supersaw lead. In fact the most important thing in that project was D16’s Devastor 2, which is pretty much on every track and adds tons of warmth and agressiveness to this tune. I aimed at dirty, warm summer vibe and took inspiration from old Sean Tyas tracks in particular.

There are also polyrthytmic maracas rolling through entire length of track. I bet you didn’t notice, but they add some interest to the composition as they drive multiple envelope followers from Live M4L stock.

What really makes or break the tune are the reference tracks, though. This summer I did even more careful A/B comparison and particular started matching EQ, which turned out to make day and night difference. I believe this one is the very best and properly produced trancer I ever shared, so enjoy it!

In the meantime I finished more tracks and need to send them out to labels. In particular the ones that actually check the demos 😛 Life is hard.

New freebie: Bliss

I initially made this track in 2015. It felt wrong, though, so I tweaked it over and over. Finally I realized it is simply off the genre has no commercial potential at all – no matter if it’s mixed properly or loud. So now I give it away for free.

Artistically, I find it a success – I had an idea and realized it. The track is just what it was supposed to be. Just the idea was wrong to begin with. Maybe it would work better if I picked other scale than major, now it seems to be way over the top.

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