February 9, 2017
I’m struggling with this. Number two is another spoken word set this time in an ambient soundscape which I hope suits it.
Words are difficult to get as usual and I want to experiment with more song type forms and with using guitar but I keep coming across barriers, sometimes technical and sometimes of my own making.
Oh well it feels like a learning experience so lets soldier on. I have two or three fragments building so hopefully I’ll have more soon.
February 3, 2017
I have decided to participate in FAWM this year. That’s February Album Writing Month, I seem to need some thing to focus on, perhaps this will help me clarify my direction and bring things together.
I’m going to try and write words for each track, perhaps experiment with song form a little more, I also have in mind something sparse, but quite what that means I an unsure.
This first one is a spoken word piece over a minimal beatscape, so not really a song. But you have to start somewhere 🙂
January 20, 2017
January 18, 2017
I have still been in a quiet phase these last two weeks; not many tracks to show for my efforts and some days I haven’t even been able to muster the energy to even try. Today saw two tracks emerge however and I present them both below.
I’m trying to get back into the habit of going into the workroom at the start of each day no matter my mood etc.
January 1, 2017
Happy New Year Trackers. Lets hope we all have a good one.
The days are short and the nights are long here in Norway but no snow in January is a sad sight to see.
I’ve only done two tracks this week which is the quietest week in a long long time, but my mind has been contemplating sound the whole time, and I hope that contemplation will bear fruit soon.
This is one of those tracks: it is my most complex Gadget piece ever and though quite long it does go through several stages or sections and I hope it is enjoyable throughout. For some reason I have gone very ‘synthy’ lately.
December 24, 2016
December 9, 2016
It’s been quite some time since I made a video though I have been thinking about it a lot.
The soundtrack is a slow Soundscape made by combining two jams: The first was made with Xynthesizr, AudioShare, Dedalus, and Flux:FX. The second used Model 15, Dedalus, AudioShare, AUFX:Dub, AUFX:Space, Emo Chorus, and AUFX:Peak.
The artwork was done in iColorama.
The video was made in Pinnacle Pro and treated with CinemaFXV.
Happy Birthday My Love.
November 30, 2016
Back to Gadget but still without horns, I got the new Korg app Odessei (based on the Arp Odyssey synth) recently and decided to have a play with it’s Gadget version Lexington. I must say that I am enjoying this synth much more than I usually enjoy subtractive synths.
I got 4 instances of it in this track before it began to strain my iPad. Also used were 5 instances of Darwin for the bass drone (I often craft one sound in Gadget from multiple sounds) and Bilbao for the drums.
I hope that you enjoy this gentle track.
November 26, 2016
Hi Trackers, sorry for the lack of posts this month.
I have been having one of my recurring depressive episodes (which often happens with the onset of winter) and therefore have been full of doubts and self loathing, not to mention being unable to concentrate or focus for long. All of which has left my music floundering a bit; I have several unfinished pieces that I don’t have the energy to revisit (which is not like me), and I’m having difficulty sorting through my options and projects to decide what to do next.
Thank goodness for iMaschine! It’s relative simplicity and it’s comfortable workflow means that I can still produce tracks with it.
This is my favourite from this month, it has a soothing quality which may explain that.