If you are familiar with the content I produce, you have probably noticed that not only do I make the movies I post on the internet, but also write or co-write the vast majority of the music in them. A lot of the songs are written, performed, recorded, mixed, and mastered by yours truly. I also collaborate with other talented musicians like my best friend, Steve Kwon, or my brother, Paul. This video serves to show you a behind the scenes of Temporal Mix Productions. You can check out my studio, watch me write, record, collaborate, and mix.
The song shown in this video is essentially one part. I came up with a drum beat first, I added a bass line, put a chord progression over it, and ended with a lead. The next day, I had my brother Paul in the studio. He added a guitar lead over my original part, and created another part with the same chord progression, but this time voiced with guitar and bass guitar. I recorded a new drum beat to go better with the new part, and a new lead as well.
Now we had a new lead to add variation to the first part, a less-edm, more heavy metal version of the first part, and a new lead to use on any part to add variation. At that point it was simply a matter of arrangement, and by the end of the night, I was happy with what we had. The song was finished, I just needed to mix the track and edit the video.
Or so I thought. The following weekend, Paul told me he wanted to add a guitar solo and I knew the video had to wait. My brother is an absolute BEAST on guitar and I couldn't pass up an opportunity to have him shred in one of my videos! So after we finished recording and mixing that night, I just needed to finish mixing the next day, add the new footage to the edit, and I was done.
I'm really excited about letting people see that I actually make music, and have actually been working at music production and mixing longer than videography. I am also really happy with how the song turned out. Having another musician to work with, especially someone as talented as Paul, almost always takes your idea to another level. It's the same way when I work with Steve. Sure, I might have a good idea to start out with, but you can always take it to the next level by bringing on additional talent. Especially people who excel where you fall short.
Thanks for stopping by. Let me know what you think of the video in the comments below. Any other musicians in the house? I'd love to hear about your experiences with music creation or, if you're not a musician, any fun collaborations that you have had in any field. Until next time, dominate life.