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Into the Temple of Heaven, Beijing

Into the Temple of Heaven, Beijing
29th June 2017 Cities and Memory

Come with us today to the Temple of Heaven Park in Beijing, China, in which a crowd of people are singing what sounds like a celebratory song in unison (recorded by Mark Wilden).

Long-time contributor Tim Waterfield has produced a technical, musical recomposition of the original sound, layering percussion and bubbling digital synths using the original recording as a melodic bed for the piece. He writes:

“The remix started out with creating multiple tracks of building drones and glitches using the Objeq Delay by Applied Acoustic Systems and Valhalla Room by ValhallaDSP.

“These were then split in to two types of drones the first was made up of the full field recording and then the second was shorter chopped up looped sections.

“Finally I created a beat using the D16 Group Drumazon and added additional processing to the beat with Dmitry Sches Tantra.”

DAW: Reaper

Plugins used:
– D16 Group – Drumazon
– Applied Acoustic Systems – Objeq Delay
– ValhallaDSP – Valhalla Room
– Dmitry Sches – Tantra
– Cockos – XComp
– Stillwell Audio – Event Horizon

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