A garbled wall of happy ambience, made for the Battle of the Bits’ Ann Arbor 8 mix contest. The samples for this mix were very lush and large. The lesson I take from this round is that the lush samples can do a lot of work if you leave a lot of space in the mix for them, otherwise, they have to be filtered, thinned, and chopped down so that the big sounds don’t beat each other up. Just as a composer should work with a variety of sounds and styles, a good mix should have a good range of sounds- small. medium, and large.
Congratulations to µB who won the contest by creating a very fun song from the same pallette of sounds.