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2009_04_26_fucking_danger Concept: I added vocals to the Space Ballad song that I had made a couple posts ago. I was actually worried I wouldn’t be able to come up with any lyrics because I was having major writer’s block, but somehow I pieced it together. When I started I wanted to sing a shangri-las style […]

Hold to the line

April 23rd, 2009

So thanks to Paulie for lending me his bass. It is astonishing the degree to which my setup relies almost completely upon his and Rob’s generosity. And I haven’t even used the condenser mic yet. Anyway. This song started with the line “Hold to the line” and progressed from there. And then I spent a […]

Da Mystery Of Cheeseboxin’

April 22nd, 2009

Da Mystery Of Cheeseboxin’ This is just a quick sketch that I did over a couple of days. I was experimenting with the slice to MIDI function of Ableton 8. It takes a selection of audio, cuts it up based on some parameters you select, and then puts those slices into a MIDI instrument of […]

Efing Deeger

April 20th, 2009

This is my fucking fucking danger idea. I am going for a sort of sexy dismay. lots of arpeggiators.  efing-d

I attempted to make an arrangement of Belle Qui Tiens Ma Vie, an ancient piece credited to Thoinot Arbeau who published it in the 16th century.  I was thinking of using it for my game because it has a very distinctively renaissance sound. I haven’t decided if I’m actually going to though. For one, I’ve […]

ajourneythroughthecirculatorysystem For this song I busted out my old groove box, and after playing with it for a while I was able to get some really cool sounds out of it. The drums are the only digital instrument in the song, everything else is either the groove box or the micro korg + some effects. […]

VA3 sings!

April 14th, 2009

Ok, sorry for the late post! This is the first successful test of ChucK -> MIDI -> my new keyboard, a Roland VA-3 that I bought from a coworker. Everything seems to work rather smoothly. This proves that the problem in the earlier setup was not caused by ChucK or the MIDI system of my […]

download (3.2 MB) I have a few things coming together all at once, unfortunately none of them are in a really finished state, so I cobbled this together from something I threw together in Live 8 a few days ago. I was consciously trying to come up with an interesting bass sound* and a ridiculous […]

A “Heartless” Review

April 13th, 2009

  kanye-dis-track   I generally like Kanye West’s music. I think he has done some really great songs. His production is often both catchy and interesting, and his raps can be very clever and enjoyable. That said, when I listened to his most recent album, “808s and Heartbreak,” I was highly disappointed. I had been […]

abandoned fog tower

April 11th, 2009

abandoned-fog-tower hey guys here is a new rap instrumental i made on reason.  it samples heavely from the bert jansch ‘angie’.  i added some synth bass and drums gotta run enjoy

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