Original Track Length: 7:31
Original Track Key: Am
Edited Track Length: 4:23
Edited Track Key: Bbm (semitone increase)
Following Track Mix Point: 3:26
Following Track Key: Fm
Following Track Transition: Dominant (perfect 5th)
‘Love Stimulation’ was edited with relative ease, as the arrangement was pretty solid to begin with, and it was no trouble swapping and shortening various aspects of the track.
The actual editing was concentrated on starting the mix at the 0:57 section of the original mix, leaving the arrangement identical to the original before this point to flow underneath ‘Set In Stone’ previous.
After the mix comes in the first 16 bars are kept identical, but after this I removed the following 32 bars and pushed the remaining section of the mix forward to fill the gap which worked well as at the end of the original 16 bars there was a vocal effect which is actually carried on again within the newly spliced section.
The following 48 bars were kept intact up until the main break, and then I kept the first 16 bars identical after the drop until I started editing the arrangement further by removing the mini drop which occurs at 5:48 of the original mix, making the progression occur quicker, and then I tailored the outro to stretch over 32 bars – something worth mentioning here is that during the outro of the original mix of ‘Love Stimulation’ the percussion actually reduces in volume gradually until the end, but I altered this and looped a short one bar section before the volume began to reduce because I wanted the percussion to compliment the pads of ‘Age Of Love’ which come in at 3:54.
Mix transition between ‘Love Stimulation’ & ‘The Age Of Love’ :