Original Track Length: 10:45
Original Track Key: Cm
Edited Track Length: 5:01
Edited Track Key: Dbm (semitone increase)
Following Track Mix Point: 4:04
Following Track Key: Dbm
following Track Transition: Tonic (root)
I had to approach the editing and arrangement very carefully for this track, as ‘Insomnia’ is very recognisable, and any major alteration of the arrangement would be immediately noticeable.
The first thing I did was take the intro from the start of the original track which included the ticking clock, and then added that to the main build up and removed everything in between. My version starts, where the original track is at around 4 minutes, so I had to carefully remove 4 minutes of the original track. This worked well in the end as Maxi Jazz’s vocal during the transition from ‘Meet Her At The Love Parade’ helps introduce the vibe perfectly.
At 4:04 ‘Getting Away With It’ is introduced, and I looped the organic sounding percussion of ‘Insomnia’ and gradually removed the low frequencies, and lowered the volume at the same time of opening the low pass filter on ‘Getting Away With It’ giving the impression of ‘Insomnia’ melting into the track. I felt this was an effective transition (although I’m not overly pleased with a drum hit at 4:18) as I find that when tracks have constant kick drum transitions, it helps to have some tracks which blend without a solid drum track to establish some relief in the overall energy.
Mix transition between ‘Insomnia’ & ‘Getting Away With It’ :