Saturday, 31 March 2012
My first original track in a long while, influenced by the Amen break and old rave music. In particular I liked the way I managed to shoehorn both a normal piano and electric rhodes keyboard in the track without it sounding too awful.
Worth a spin if you like that kind of thing and if you're on Soundcloud, do give me some feedback / follow.
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Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Hot on the heels of NAMM 2012 earlier in the year, the Frankfurt Musikmesse has now opened and will be running until the end of the week on 24th March. After taking a look at some of the press, there’s lots of decent coverage at the event at all the usual places. In particular, there are a few really interesting developments and announcements going on and I wanted to write about them so here we go.
Sunday, 18 March 2012
|The Monotron Delay|
Desperate for something to satisfy my gadget fix, I’ve been ranting and raving about the Korg Monotron to my nearest and dearest as something that she could buy me for my birthday. After dropping enough hints to sink the Titanic, she went and bought me a Monotron Delay, which I have had a chance to play with and thought I would review.
I thought I'd write something just to outline the idea of putting together this blog.
I've been making music even since I started getting into computers; I've got saves of tracks on programs so old I don't even own the original software any more and don't think I'll ever stop. Music has always been a hobby of mine, whether its collecting, making it, listening to it, going to live gigs and festivals, whatever. Sometimes I get inspired to make music and other times....well, I prefer to just enjoy it.
This weekend, I've just felt ill as hell and rather than sleep it off, I've been collecting stuff that I've written for other websites (in particular http://www.freshdnb.net, which at the time of writing is currently down) with the intention of keeping it up to date with music-related stories. Whether its musings on production, hardware reviews of things I've bought or updates to my soundcloud, there should be plenty to go on.
Hope you enjoy and stick around; if you want to keep in touch, use the RSS feeds or bookmark me.