The last few weeks I’ve been working on polishing different aspects of my sound. I decided to spend some time making an acoustic sounding song without any actual acoustic instruments.
The song below is a track I made for my collective “pizza cult“. All the sounds in this song are synthetic, or created using synths rather than actual acoustic instruments. I worked hard to achieve the acoustic sound the final song has.
One of the most important elements of a song is the reverb. Adding reverb to certain parts of the song can add flair that make certain aspects pop out in a way that it previously wouldn’t have. What I did in this song was put a little bit of reverb on every instrument, to give it a clean, live studio recording type of sound.
Another part of this song that came into play was panning. Panning is just selective stereo. The absence of panning is called “mono”. I panned certain instruments in the song to different sides and directions. With modern panning technology, you can make parts of a song sound like they are left of you, right of you, in front of you, and behind you.