Original Track Length: 6:47
Original Track Key: Gm
Edited Track Length: 3:04
Edited Track Key: Gbm (semitone decrease)
Following Track Mix Point: 2:35
Following Track Key: Em
Following Track Transition: Tone Below
This was a track that surprised me from an editing point of view, as the original track is 6:47 long, and when I came to trim the arrangement down I realised there was not actually enough variation going on to even validate having the track playing for more than 3 minutes, the arrangement was quite simple with hardly any variation, and I was surprised that I managed to fit all the major points of the original track into just over 3 minutes with relative ease.
The main aspects of the audio editing were focused on the mix point from ‘Repeated Love’, where I edited and looped the vocals of ‘Don’t Be Afraid’ so that the word “afraid” came in just before the track marker hit – this was done to also coincide with the main chord synth being introduced.
I added an extra chorus loop at 2:07 and looped the section at 2:35 so that the bass frequencies of the following track could be introduced with the whispered vocal of “you don’t have to be” riding over the top.
I also wanted to make the mix transition between the tracks bring attention to the fact that from this point onwards, the CD would be stepping up a gear in terms of tempo and track style, and as such the choice of following track mirrors the original Euphoria compilation for this very fact.
Mix transition between ‘Don’t Be Afraid’ & ‘My Soul’ :