Multitimbral Mondays

Hi all! If you've seen any of my recent posts over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram then you'll have probably noticed me babbling on about #multitimbralMondays - it's a super-geeky challenge I've started this month which will hopefully expand my knowledge and diversify the way I compose music, or end up just being FUN which … Continue reading Multitimbral Mondays

DATAStream & JJ Mist – The Spark

As some of you may know I also write and record music under my synthetic alter-ego 'DATAStream', mostly for self indulgent experiments with MIDI, synthesis and using lots of 1980s production techniques. But on the rare occasion, just every so often, a song emerges. This is the tale of one such song.... A little while back I … Continue reading DATAStream & JJ Mist – The Spark

Multitimbral Moments – Part 2

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

Multitimbral Moments

During my sequencing module at Point Blank I spent a lot of time researching about MIDI - the one stop communications protocol for musical instruments and other fun equipment! It was whilst researching that I truly started to grasp how powerful it is.. I'm a bit of a synth collector, although I can't afford the more … Continue reading Multitimbral Moments