Original Track Length: 7:55
Original Track Key: Bm
Edited Track Length: 3:21
Edited Track Key: Bbm (semitone decrease)
Following Track Mix Point: 2:52
Following Track Key: Cm
Following Track Transition: Tone Above
The main focus for the editing of ‘The Silence’ was to keep the acid style build up and the breakdown and motifs intact whilst at the same time trimming the arrangement down to fit into a short radio edit time frame, and as luck would have it I managed to only create one actual edit to achieve this as the original acid build up can be heard screaming its way over ‘Encore Une Fois’ previously.
Following this I deleted a 32 bar section after the breakdown and pushed the remainder of the mix together which then allowed me to bring in ‘1998’ at 2.52 over the build up that was left. This worked well due to the fact the key change was a tone above giving a lift in harmonics and also allowed the vocals of ‘The Silence’ to drift out just before the track changed to ‘1998’.
Mix transition between ‘The Silence’ & ‘1998’ :