hi paul !
btw : u can call me olaf - instead of "mr. meta" !!!
i'm glad that u found my comments & suggestions helpful , m8 !!!
Originally posted by tollbooth:
anything else you can think of, i'll always be interested.
well ... i could actually go on about the effects that music & sound / noise in general has on the human psyche for ages , but i suppose that i should better write a book about it or - even better than that - produce "a soundtrack for our souls" itself then !!!
fyi : i'm indeed doin' the latter under the name of THE HALCYON PROJECT already for some years by now & the "HALluCYnatiON" album ( or maybe even double-album !?
) might be released this year or in the next year(s) , but i'm actually workin' with the same "speed" as john foxx works on his "cathedral oceans" releases ... if u know , what i mean !?
however ... here are some things that i've also made use of durin' the long term production work on the "HALluCYnatiON" album , which may - hopefully - help u to gain somethin' special also in your case , paul !!!
jus' play & record a simple melody line & then slow down the speed of it to a minimum ... step by step , while the track is runnin' ... until it comes to an end with ( almost ) zero bpm !!!
this very simple effect not only helps people to relax & calm down , but they also might remember the melody line later & hum it instinctively & without even recognizin' , where they know it from !!! *sly_grin*
to (re)use "wind & water"-like "wave" sounds or noises also helps to create a very relaxin' mood for the listeners !!!
btw : i use to play such relaxin' tunes mainly with one of my theremin devices , which i can "direct" - instead of jus' "play" - like a concert conductor , if u happen to know , how such a theremin device works , paul !?
sometimes i add some subharmonic textures to the sounds & / or noises with another special device , which can be very effective too , but might also distract a bit too much , if u need to listen to a voice in the foreground then !!!
okay ... this should be enough of my musical blah blah for today , fellows !!!
anyway ... c u again 2morrow !
olaf a.k.a. ..::=|MeTaMaTRiX|=::..