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The power of a simple musical arrangement

No Comments 5 April 2016

The power of a simple musical arrangement

From the Disc Makers Echoes blog: With the potential to invoke thousands of instruments and sounds at the touch of a button, sometimes using minimal instrumentation and a sparse musical arrangement provides maximum impact.

In the age of Pro Tools and GarageBand, powerful laptop computers and flexible software synthesizers, it’s easy to layer your recordings with handfuls (or hundreds) of instruments and sounds. It can be amazing to add pan flute, bongos, strings, vintage synths, explosions, and nearly anything else that you can think of, with the touch of a button.

That said, when you’re crafting your tracks at home or in a pro studio, it’s important not to get too trigger happy. Arrangements can easily become too dense and thick if you keep adding every new sound that comes to mind. Click on the link below to read more…

Author: Michael Gallant, Disc Makers Echoes

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