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Music Tutorials

Hiding In Plain Sight – The Lure of Safety

I have spoken to this subject many times through other articles & videos. But in the last few days I have had a few situations where I have watched people retreat from the opportunity to do something different and unique so they could try their best to do the most average thing they could -… Continue reading Hiding In Plain Sight – The Lure of Safety

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D-Lineate ReFill
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D-Lineate ReFill

D-Lineate ReFill D-Lineate is a ReFill for the Propellerheads Reason platform with an emphasis on features found in the Reason 10 release (Europa, Grain etc). There are over 340 patches across several categories: Pads: 118Poly: 61Strings: 49Sound Effects: 30Brass: 23Leads: 19Pianos: 16Bass: 14Drums: 14 There are also the 16 Casio CZ inspired sounds I made… Continue reading D-Lineate ReFill

Music Tutorials

The Design Brief – how to Win with Freelancers

Understandably enough when many people start thinking about making something they tend to think results. It is natural enough. You need to know what the thing looks like before you can build it. But is that really wise? Actually no. Bridges all tend to look different. Some have lots of rigging in pretty "sail" patterns… Continue reading The Design Brief – how to Win with Freelancers

Music Tutorials

Music Licensing – who owns what, where, when

Music licensing can be a very complex subject, but only if we let it. Very simply, every piece of music is owned by someone. The technical term is Intellectual Property (I.P.) which means that an idea and it's execution has value - which it has or we'd never listen to Metallica records. License options depend… Continue reading Music Licensing – who owns what, where, when

Music Tutorials

Tone & Time – the Real Rules of Music

This is the holder for a series of videos on broader thinking and application of the real rules of music. Tone & Time are the core concepts to be understood in music, no matter the genre, style etc. Everything that you hear is made up of a complex moving melange of tone over time in… Continue reading Tone & Time – the Real Rules of Music

Music Tutorials

Social Media and the Great Divide – Healthy vs Un-Healthy Communities

Social Media is an amazing opportunity. As a Musician I can be talking to, working with, someone on Jupiter - or anywhere that the Internet exists. Ideas and activities don't have to be relegated to physical location. Communities are built around shared ideas and interests far more than accident of birth location, or where your… Continue reading Social Media and the Great Divide – Healthy vs Un-Healthy Communities

Benedict Roff-Marsh

T.V. Treated – TV Themes given the Benedict Treatment

This is a bit of an exercise and not a serious album outing. I think the cover & pricing shows that. First up, the title is unashamedly lifted from the Neon Judgement track of the same name. Not related in any other way except that these are my treatments of some TV Theme tunes. I… Continue reading T.V. Treated – TV Themes given the Benedict Treatment