Recently I composed and recorded a new piano track titled ‘Forever Love’ and decided to go full range with the dynamics (from soft and gentle to loud and strong) with my performance.
Here’s the track
Most mastering professionals will agree the dynamic range is too great and should be compressed for a better industry standard recording.
But I disagree. I really wanted the full range of human emotion to come out in this piece all the way to the recording. As humans we do have a huge dynamic range emotionally, much of which we often feel the need to stifle or edit, or hide from public and even from ourselves. In this case the song is about love. Love is about as gentle, heartfelt and sweet, yet tormenting and painful as it gets.
I hope you experience the full range at http://stevencravis.bandcamp.com/track/forever-love
By Steven Cravis