This week I worked on the 7th multitimbral Mondays live-stream and composition - and to mark the half way mark in this epic journey of self-discovery I opted for a sax-fuelled power ballad using all that the Roland JV80 has to offer! Check out 'Morning Eyes' (yeahhh I know terrible name) below... I've really … Continue reading Half Way! (kinda)
Here's week two of my #multitimbralMondays compositions - 'Love Story', a boogie-ballad from the Roland D-20. This week I had a few issues with the D-20, namely that local MIDI would not turn off whilst in multitimbral-mode! In the end, I opted to control the D-20 remotely from the D5 and this worked fine, albeit … Continue reading More Monday, More MIDI.
About a year ago I embarked on a mission to write some multitimbral compositions using some of my more capable digital hardware synths. The first - 'JV80' was written and sequenced using Reason, with a single MIDI cable sending all of that lovely MIDI goodness into the Roland JV-80 (my first synth!). I often feel … Continue reading Multitimbral Moments – Part 2
I've recently started the third year of my degree here in Manchester so I've been a little lazy here on my blog it has to be said. I've been busy working on a few projects which I'll be posting soon, as well as starting my 'Major Project' for my degree which will no doubt be … Continue reading Moto / Synth Sound Design
I've been on a bit of a science fiction fix recently, after working on my latest sound redesign (find it here) I've been constantly thinking about designing sounds for use in sci-fi games and for post production purposes. I've also been getting well acquainted with Spark, an ensemble for Native Instruments Reaktor. It's a powerful … Continue reading Sci-Fi Aircraft Sound Design
After a rather long hiatus from work on DATACompiler I've finally got round to finishing version 2 and implementing some of the changes that folks had mentioned along with a few GUI tweaks. It will be available on the new downloads page soon. Version 2 Updates: MIDI Input Modes (Pitch / Gate / Note / Velocity … Continue reading DATACompiler (V.2)
Here's my latest Reaktor ensemble in Logic giving us a little demo... great for big 80s pads and rhythmic bass parts. I'll have this up for download soon if anyone is interested in giving it a go!