Benedict Roff-Marsh

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 – Bach Week Two of my lead up to release of my "Plugged-In Bach" tribute to Wendy Carlos and her "Switched-On Bach" sees me attack a Brandenburg Concerto. Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048. I actually did the bulk of this work several years ago as a semi-tongue in cheek demo of sounds… Continue reading Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 – Bach

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Toccata & Fugue in D Minor – Bach It was 50 years ago today (well almost) Wendy Carlos released what was to be for ages the best selling Classical record of all time called "Switched-On Bach". For a while, it was even outselling The Beatles! The Moog Modular was in its infancy. Wendy was pals with Bob Moog and they traded ideas… Continue reading Toccata & Fugue in D Minor – Bach

Space Case
Benedict Roff-Marsh, Instruments

Space Case – Album + VST Collection

"Space Case" is the name both of the album and a collection of Instruments & Effects in the VST format designed to behave as the core components in a Space music studio. More on that bit later, music first. The "Case" tracks were all composed 100% with the instruments & effects units of the Space Case… Continue reading Space Case – Album + VST Collection

Music Tutorials

Avoiding Avoidance – getting on with things

Do you find that you avoid making music? I have spoken about this concern a time or two before but it has always been a bit more abstract, about the thinking and not so much the doing. This time I will try to be more practical in my look at the dilemma and possible solutions.… Continue reading Avoiding Avoidance – getting on with things

Music Tutorials

Are You Making Music, or Are You Making A Noise?

Until only a few years ago if you wanted to represent the concept of music visually, you used something like a graphic of notes and a wavey line. It worked well because it actually represents the flow of notes (story) in music over time. Nowadays¬†music is commonly represented with a Soundcloud "worm". This may not… Continue reading Are You Making Music, or Are You Making A Noise?

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Rock Is Dead – We Killed It Ourselves

This is a companion article and video. Each is a bit different. The article is a lot tighter, and the video is a lot looser*. Tighter Since dawn of the industrial age, tighter has been the goal. A tighter system, with less slack. Tighter connection with customers. Even plastic surgeons deliver tighter skin. No… Continue reading Rock Is Dead – We Killed It Ourselves