Original Track Length: 9:02
Original Track Key: Cm
Edited Track Length: 3:48
Edited Track Key: N/A
Following Track Mix Point: 3:19
Following Track Key: Fm
Following Track Transition: Subdominant (perfect 4th)
The editing for ‘Dreaming’ was focused around 3 particular segments:
Firstly I edited the track down to fit into a more radio edit style arrangement, which involved starting the track at the first break which appears at 2:17 of the original mix (the earlier 2 minutes can be heard filtering in over the outro of ‘Symphony’ previously).
Secondly I removed everything after the first break right up until the track kicks back in after the second breakdown (which appears at 7:47 of the full length mix). I then attached this section onto the end of the first breakdown as the production and track elements were identical (at last an effortless edit!).
Finally, I extended the outro to 16 bars to fit in with the introduction of ‘Set in Stone’ which comes in at 3:19.
An interesting point to note is that during the transition of the two tracks I discovered a way of mixing I’d not used before which was to filter in the highs of the following track only during the last bar of the previous track, as having all the highs come in immediately or even gradually over the 16 bars was too much, but by waiting for the high frequency FX sweep at the end of ‘Dreaming’ I could open the low pass filter underneath the sweep to disguise the crescendo and in the process make it sound more natural.
Mix transition between ‘Dreaming’ & ‘Set In Stone’ :