CD02/04: Hybrid – Symphony (Original Mix)

Hybrid - Symphony 12"

Hybrid - Symphony 12"

Original Track Length: 11:58

Original Track Key: Gm

Edited Track Length: 3:41

Edited Track Key: N/A

Following Track Mix Point: 3:13

Following Track Key: Cm

Following Track Transition: Subdominant (perfect 4th)

‘Symphony’ was one of the longest tracks to edit for the whole disc, as it clocked in a few seconds short of 12 minutes, and editing the track to nearly 4 minutes took some inspired listening, and in the end the finished result became as close to a personal re edit that I dared go for the album.

I approached the editing initially by listening to how the track appeared on the original Euphoria album, which started around the 4:40 mark of the full length version of ‘Symphony’, removing the entire first section in the process. I kept this aspect identical for my edit, as I felt most of the main vibe of the track was contained in the middle 4 minutes at any rate.

I noticed that by starting the track at this point the ending arrived slightly too fast into ‘Dreaming’ which follows, so I did something I only did once on the entire album – I took a section from the dropped 4 minute intro, and spliced it in between 2 sections of the track in effect creating a subtle re arrangement of ‘Symphony’. As mentioned in another area of the blog, I did not want to go down this path at all for this album as I did not want to make the album into something it wasnt, but I felt there was enough creative license to allow it for this instance. I felt it kept the original vibe intact and did not draw any attention to itself at the same time.

You can hear this edit at 1:40 with the 303 section, and the following 32 bars are edited and extended to make a kind of ‘middle 8’ before the outro section of the track which arrives at 2:37.

The following track ‘Dreaming’ comes in at 3:13 and uses a combination of volume and filter automation to have it slowly melt into the outro of ‘Symphony’ and then right at the mix transition I placed a stab section from ‘Symphony’ to add as an audio cue for the beginning of ‘Dreaming’.

Mix transition between ‘Symphony’ & ‘Dreaming’ :

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'Symphony' track arrangement : click to enlarge

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CONTENTS

1. Welcome
2. Rationale Behind The Project
3. My Background
4. Euphoria Brand Background
5. Original Compilation Analysis Part 1
6. Original Compilation Analysis Part 2
7. What Makes An Anniversary Edition?
8. Obtaining The Tracks
9. Importing The CDs
10. Importing The Vinyl
11. Third Party Influences
12. Mixing The Album Part 1: The Live Sessions
13. Track Warping In Ableton Live
14. Mixing The Album Part 2: The Studio Sessions
15. Harmonic Mixing
16. Track Editing
17. Mastering The Compilation
18. The Artwork

TRACK EDITING: DISC ONE

01: Karen Ramirez - Looking For Love (Trouser Enthusiast’s Joy Of Sex Mix)

02: Chakra - Home (Original Mix)

03: Billy Hendrix - Body Shine (Original 12 Inch Mix)

04: Da Hool - Meet Her At The Love Parade (Nalin & Kane Remix)

05: Faithless - Insomnia (Moody Mix)

06: The Egg - Getting Away With It (Rollo Indared Mix)

07: Heliotropic - Walk With Me (Mix No.1)

08: Josh Wink - Higher State Of Consciousness (Dex & Jonesy's Higher Stated Mix)

09: A.T.G.O.C - Repeated Love (Ibiza Mix)

10: Moonman - Don't Be Afraid (Brittany Remix)

11: Lost Tribe - My Soul

12: Rodd-Y-Ler - Lifesigns

13: Ventura - Birds (Instrumental)

14: Armin - Blue Fear (Trouser Enthusiasts E.B.E Remix)

15: Coyote - Spirits Dancing (Mix#1)

16: Paul Van Dyk - For An Angel (PVD E-Werk Club Mix)

17: B.B.E - Seven Days And One Week (Club Mix)

18: BT - Flaming June (BT & PVD Mix)

TRACK EDITING: DISC TWO

01: Way Out West - Domination (Album Version)

02: Jam & Spoon - Stella

03: Nalin & Kane - Beachball (Original Club Mix)

04: Hybrid - Symphony (Original Mix)

05: Ruff Driverz Presents Arrola - Dreaming (Lange Mix)

06: Bedrock - Set In Stone

07: Humate - Love Stimulation (Paul Van Dyk's Love-Club Mix)

08: The Age Of Love - The Age Of Love (Paul Van Dyk Love Of Age Mix)

09: Energy 52 - Café Del Mar '98 (Original Three 'N One Mix)

10: The Space Brothers - Shine (Full Vocal 12" Mix)

11: Agnelli & Nelson - El Niño (Matt Darey Latino Remix)

12: Brainbug - Nightmare (Original Sinister Strings Mix)

13: Lucid - I Can't Help Myself (Judge Jules Remix)

14: Sash! - Encore Une Fois (The Powerplant 'Toke On This' Mix)

15: Mike Koglin - The Silence (12" Club Mix)

16: Binary Finary - 1998 (Matt Darey Mix)

17: Blue Amazon - No Other Love (Original 12" Mix)

18: Lost Tribe - Angel


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