State of Psychosis- Mer Noire prelude part 2 by State of Psychosis published on 2013/05/10 11:37:47 +0000 The previous album is now available on ITUNES and CDBABY (whole album for $9.99) www.cdbaby.com/cd/michaelchristophermacdon ***On iTunes just search either "State of Psychosis" or "Will of the Machine" State of Psychosis- Mer Noire prelude part 2 This one has piano, flute, violins, multiple layers of different kinds of strings, harp, pizzicato strings, etc. A lot of parts in this are played in piano (softly). The piano itself had to be really soft, because it's very high in tone. The flute had to be really soft and low in the mix to keep it from sounding harsh. There's quite a bit of dynamic range in this song. It moves from louder to softer in different parts. All of the fortes/mezzo-fortes are on the strings in an expressive way so they get louder during the climatic points. To clean up the piano I had to do some serious noise removal on the piano track because it stands on it's own for a few seconds here and there. This is the second half of the prelude to Mer Noire.