Virtual Reality

 This song is called "Virtual Reality".  If you listen close enough you may hear the blood, sweat and tears that went into its creation.   

 This project had a difficult birth.  I created song snippets and then dumped song snippets.  I honed in on a verse rhythm I liked (a "Salsa Guitar").  I later spent way too much time ruminating and fixating over a chorus I would later discard.  I then moved on to a new chorus instrumental.  I tried and I tried and I tried but couldn't find anything that felt "right".  I gave up on that and then focused on lyrics.  This was also painful but the seeds of words I threw Up into the air coalesced and informed some of the chord structure that followed.  Over time, this slowly formed up into what my final product "chorus" came to be.  I repeated the overall mixing process three times from scratch because I could not get the drums to bite.  The version I uploaded will be tweaked further somewhere down the road before the album is completed.  I still hear flaws.  I finished the final mix today after several car listens.  The car is the great "truth teller" when it comes to mix quality for me.  If the music doesn't sound good in the car I take it back and re-edit.   Finally, I added some "sweetening" instrumental embellishments at the end to add icing to the cake. 

All in all I am very happy with the work.  I hope you like it too. 

Dave

2 comments

  • Ed Bejzak
    Ed Bejzak Henderson, NC
    Digging this mightily. From the title I couldn't help thinking of Jamiroquai's "Virtual Insanity," but I hear a little Genesis in this one as well. I "hear" what you're saying about the car listen. I had a bit of an interesting experience with my own "Pop Start" demo in that, when I listened to it on computer speakers, the background vocals almost totally disappeared.

    Digging this mightily. From the title I couldn't help thinking of Jamiroquai's "Virtual Insanity," but I hear a little Genesis in this one as well. I "hear" what you're saying about the car listen. I had a bit of an interesting experience with my own "Pop Start" demo in that, when I listened to it on computer speakers, the background vocals almost totally disappeared.

  • David Husted
    David Husted
    Thank You Ed....appreciate....

    Thank You Ed....appreciate....

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