Turning a Loop into a Song

Well really that should be a “Piece” as without words it ain’t a Song, but that is the parlance and when in Rome, do Romans. This article is gong to be huge (over 3,100 words). This subject is so huge that people have written bibles on each part of this. I am glossing to try…

Using One Sample for EVERY sound

This article flows from a request I got from Ben after hearing my “One For All” track on Pixel Deep Plays where all sounds in the track (incl. drums) were made from one short sample. Ben asked: Really enjoying reading your posts. I listened to your album and I liked the idea of making a composition…

Pixel Deep Plays

Everything on a computer is pixel deep. There is nothing but our imagination beneath the pixels we see. Some people say that is a reason to consider music made on computers non-music. Even some musicians think that software instruments are not as real as those made of wood and tin (with circuits inside). I don’t…

500+ Reasons ReFill

500+ Reasons ReFill 500+ Reasons ReFill is a collection of the Reason patches that I have made over the last two years. As the name suggests, the ReFill contains 500+ patches for the Propellerheads Reason environment. ReFill Count Bass : 48 Bell : 34 Brass : 46 Drums : 14 Lead : 20 Organ : 21…

Other Places / Other Spaces

There is nothing remotely Pop about this record, it is 1 hour 20 mins long to start with, and the four pieces are all 20 mins long. This album is in great part about the artwork so I will pop the YouTube video above the Bandcamp audio. Set to full screen and quality to HD.…

Albums that could only have happened in the 80’s

The 80’s was a special decade in popular music as it created things that just wouldn’t or couldn’t have happened at any other time. Some of the reasons are technology, some are social. The main technologies to affect music in the 80’s were affordable Synthesizers, Samplers, and the Music Video. The social events were fear of Nuclear…