Original Track Length: 9:55
Original Track Key: Dm
Edited Track Length: 3:43
Edited Track Key: Dbm (semitone key change)
Following Track Mix Point: 3:06
Following Track Key: Dbm
Following Track Transition: Tonic (root)
The main editing for Meet Her At The Love Parade was focused around trimming the arrangement down as the original track was a whopping 9:55 in length and unlike Body Shine before it, I felt it did not require long build ups and layering to get the flow going.
To start with I removed a large section of the track from the start to make the build up appear faster, and placed it so that the Timpani drums hit dead on the track markers start. This is a very recognisable aspect of the track, and I based my arrangement around this motif, as I wanted the listener to hear this section as soon as the track marker comes in.
I went on to remove the extended breakdown in the track too, as I felt it was not worth including it in relation to the arrangement, I felt I already had sufficient build up towards the following track, and everything that was included within the breakdown had already been heard during the build up.
The mix point of following track Insomnia is a good place to talk about, as I incorporated a technique from my lessons in sound design to help the blend of the two tracks. If you listen at 3:35 I looped the tail end of the synth from Meet Her At The Love Parade and looped it so that the transients of the 303 style synth were in time with the ticking clock rhythm of Insomnia – a very subtle touch you would hardly notice at all at first listen, but when examined closer it really helps portray the precision of the mix.
Mix transition between ‘Meet Her At The Love Parade & ‘Insomnia’ :