Click Track and Gradual Tempo Changes

Click Track and Gradual Tempo Changes Ritardandos and accelerandos are very tricky to do with a click track that live players need to record to later. Especially the standard tempo changes that DAW’s offer with a constant slowdown or speedup usually feel very...

Disguising Tempo Changes

Disguising Tempo Changes On rhythmically active music, tempo changes are quite obvious and can drag so much attention on themselves that they might not be appropriate in certain scoring situations. But of course they might be necessary as the scene changes pace etc. A...

Ten Seconds per Texture

Ten Seconds per Texture The ear/brain needs about ten seconds to adjust to and digest a new musical texture so changing orchestration colours roughly in that tempo is something that feels quite natural/interesting and is easy to digest for our brain. However using...

Music and the Perception of Time

Music and the Perception of Time Music can alter the perception of time quite heavily. It can actually even work like a subjective slow motion. For example imagine a huge battle, the last few minutes of it, the hero is fighting, lots of fast action and instead of...