Preview: “Mere Exposure”

A preview of my new industrial and ominous track.

Oh, hi!  It’s been a terribly long time since I shared any music.  This is a new piece I’m working on that takes on the usual ominous/industrial/haunting vocals sound.  I didn’t want’t to post the preview until I had a chance to properly master it on good studio monitors.  (I had previously been working with headphones, and honestly I did pretty well considering how hard it normally is to work on music with headphones for long periods of time.)

The track, bus, and pre-dub counts are starting to add up, but using Audition 3.0.1 on a quad core with 24 GB of RAM doesn’t slow it down, even with heavy use of effects and VST/DirectX plug-ins.

The next pass will be strings…that is to say, I will be adding some incidental strings along with a solo.  I will probably go with the baritone violin, since I need something edgy and harsh to punch through.  The fog of war (“density”) of this track is already starting to get into the 90th percentile.

Let me know what you think.

Once this track is finished, I will post it in its entirety, along with a podcast of me walking you through how it came to be, and “breaking down” what individual elements have gone into making the final product.

Copyright Notice: This post contains music that is copyright by Blair Trosper (ASCAP CAE/IPI 497.03.70.32) and may not be used, modified, or broadcast without permission. I do not mind if you keep a copy for personal use, but please contact me if you wish to license this material for any other scenario.

Music: Untitled (X11R4)

Comments (1) Music April 14, 2010

Haven’t posted anything in a while.  Not much to say, but here’s a preview of a track that’s nearing completion.

Music: “The Oracle Speaks”

Eastern/thunderous procedural cue

A new track that’s just come off the mastering rack.  Careful, it’s hot like fries from Whataburger at 3 in the morning!

Copyright Notice: This post contains music that is copyright by Blair Trosper (ASCAP CAE/IPI 497.03.70.32) and may not be used, modified, or broadcast without permission. I do not mind if you keep a copy for personal use, but please contact me if you wish to license this material for any other scenario.

Music: In Pursuit (with alternate)

Energetic, guitar-and-violin driven cue.

I’m keeping up my end of the bargain to continue to share music I’ve created, and this time you’re getting two for the price of one:  a “cue” along with its alternate version (more violin and guitar articulations).

Very thunderous and energetic…also pretty funky (if people still say that).

Copyright Notice: This post contains music that is copyright by Blair Trosper (ASCAP CAE/IPI 497.03.70.32) and may not be used, modified, or broadcast without permission. I do not mind if you keep a copy for personal use, but please contact me if you wish to license this material for any other scenario.

Remix: Fort Minor’s “Where’d You Go”

A more ambient take on this hit from 2005.

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I remixed “Where’d You Go” for Fort Minor.

After discovering that, for some reason, I still have the stems and sessions on my backups, I decided to do a re-master for 2009.  This is another remix where you get to hear my actual skills as a piano player.  Enjoy.

Music: “Security Breach”

Some enigmatic music from "back in the day" (if people still say that).

I haven’t posted any music for a while, and I’m feeling whimsical.  So, I’m going to dig up tracks from 2007 that nobody has heard!  (Well, except my friend Kyle and my agent.)

We’ll start off with this one!  Enjoy.

Copyright Notice: This post contains music that is copyright by Blair Trosper (ASCAP CAE/IPI 497.03.70.32) and may not be used, modified, or broadcast without permission. I do not mind if you keep a copy for personal use, but please contact me if you wish to license this material for any other scenario.

NIN’s “In This Twilight” Redux

An alternate version, and a peak behind the scenes.

I’m thrilled that people enjoyed my remix of NIN’s “In This Twilight“…those of you who were able to get your hands on it before I posted it officially today.

I like to experiment with music, and I feel like breaking the rules today.  I’m going to not only give you an alternate, instrumental version…but I’m also going to let you hear the individual performances as they were recorded for this remix in the spring of 2009.  The piano was performed by me, and the violin was hired out.

Enjoy this look beneath the surface!

Remix: NIN – “In This Twilight”

An ambient take on this fantastic song.

Many of you already have this, but I thought I would officially post my remix of “In This Twilight” by NIN.

You’ll find, as usual, that I’ve tweaked the vocals with Melodyne…and given it an entirely different feel than the original.

Make sure you check the next post, with an instrumental version and even a “behind the scenes” listen to the individual performances that went into the remix.

Music: “The Hajj”

A theme for the trek.

If you’ve never read about Hajj, you will no doubt find it interesting and worth your respect, regardless on your feelings of religion in general.  Here’s a cue to go with the trek that people make at least once in their lives — often at the expense of their own life.

Copyright Notice: This post contains music that is copyright by Blair Trosper (ASCAP CAE/IPI 497.03.70.32) and may not be used, modified, or broadcast without permission. I do not mind if you keep a copy for personal use, but please contact me if you wish to license this material for any other scenario.

Music: “The Ascent”

Eastern cue with breakbeats and a Gregorian choir!

Rolling out lots of masters in the next week.  First up is a piece from 2007 that never got the proper master treatment.  Now, it’s finished.  Enjoy!

Copyright Notice: This post contains music that is copyright by Blair Trosper (ASCAP CAE/IPI 497.03.70.32) and may not be used, modified, or broadcast without permission. I do not mind if you keep a copy for personal use, but please contact me if you wish to license this material for any other scenario.

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