More on Layering

Below is a capture from Audacity showing a short segment from my new session, Five. That is what I mean by layering. You will see that in spite of complexity, the crucial beats remain distinct.

Five is a 12-track MWS session. The only way to achieve this sort of pattern is to rigorously keep track of all of the signals and their interactions. While much can be predicted, it is often only when a track is listened to that some of the incidental sounds become evident. Getting rid of the ones that don’t fit without messing up the pieces that are working is long.

I’d love to hear from others about the layering techniques they have found effective.


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