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APU 004

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DW – Pillow feat Hannah (Discosynthetique & Miller Remix)
Tasadi, Mike Mikhjian – Zeus (Vadim Zukhov Remix)
DJ Polyakov PPK – Resurrection (VZ Remix)
Alex Young, Artech – Minimalesk (Original Mix)
Long Range – Just One More (Hybrid Mix)
V-Sag – Shakespearean Love feat Ukumori (Original Mix)

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This mix starts out with a deep dark-ish DW track remixed by Discosynthetique & Miller, drops into the phenomenal and energetic “Zeus” track, followed by “Resurrection” which is one of my recent favorites.

After this, the mix crawls back down into the very dark and delicious “Just One More” Hybrid Mix, by way of “Minimalesk” — and tempo bends back out of the darkness into a nice V-Sag track “Shakespearean Love”.

The new technique of the week, which I used in every transition, is side chain compression between transitioning tracks. This, especially combined with EQ dodging, creates a back-and-forth rhythm between two tracks. Makes for some really interesting rhythm combination possibilities.

Interesting note — my intro into Pillow is taken from the scene in spaceballs where the huge space ship is slowly panning across the screen. Ran it through some reverb, resonance, and chorus FX and pitch altered.

The whole mix is mastered (the “easy” way) using iZotope Ozone 3, which is a phenomenal tool for mastering for those of us who haven’t spent 20 years learning how to do it the old fashioned ways.

Written by caustik

January 9th, 2008 at 1:28 am

4 Responses to 'APU 004'

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  1. Hi,
    very nice mix!!
    We somehow must have the same taste of music … i really liked all of this tracks!
    regards,
    fabian

    fabian

    9 Jan 08 at 7:52 am

  2. OMG, i love your uber mIX!!!!

    kang

    19 Feb 08 at 6:51 pm

  3. hello, what’s going on with cxbx?
    i’m interested in xbox emulation, if have any news on cxbx, please send me a message
    thanks a lot :)

    dante

    7 Mar 08 at 11:23 am

  4. Shit hot mix – like fabian said, we have similar tastes.

    You have some interesting techniques goin on Caustik, im intrigued to learn more.

    Chris Menis

    29 May 08 at 8:59 pm

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