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June 6, 2011

What the World needs is a better lullaby

Filed under: alternative,ambient,Composition,drums & bass,piano,strings,Synth — steve @ 12:36 pm

Chillax – feed the whales or something…

AAS Player with Cinematheque, Audio Damage’s Axon, HG Forune’s ScapesWizard Mini [free], Piano, Bass and Strings from Indpendence Pro, Steinberg’s HAlionONE, and Jamstix.

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January 18, 2011

Alien Nation

Filed under: alternative,ambient,Composition,piano,Synth,vocals — steve @ 3:18 pm

First composition for quite some time and the first using Cubase 5.5.2 64 bit on my new Win 7 64 bit PC – a fair bit of stuffing around trying to get older 32 bit VST and VSTi’s working…

So, here we are, ‘Alien Nation’: ’cause they’re due here after the world ends in 2012, don’t you know…

East West’s Voices of Passion, AAS String Studio & Entangled Species, Audio Damages Axon, HG Forune’s ScapesWizard Mini [free], and free 64 bit effects and processors VSTs [Compression, EQ, Stereo Enhancer, and Limiter] from Melda Production Audio Technologies – these made this track possible as TRacks [no 64 bit pluggins] DO NOT run at all well in Cubase 5.5.2 64 bit…

Anyhow, enjoy [11:30]

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November 21, 2010

Anxiety Attack

Filed under: alternative,Composition,Synth — steve @ 2:13 pm

My work environment is so much fun at the moment…

Axon by AudioDamage, Independence 2, StringStudio VS-1 by Applied Acoustic Systems, Proteus VX and an Emu Soundfont

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December 3, 2009

Space Scape

Filed under: alternative,Composition,Synth — steve @ 7:20 pm

A space based theme in three parts using Absynth 5 and Reaktor 5:

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November 18, 2009

Peripeteia

Filed under: ambient,Composition,drums & bass,guitar,strings,Synth,woodwind — steve @ 12:19 pm

Just when you thought you had found what you were looking for it turns out that it wasn’t there, so you start looking again, and again… like one of those stress related dreams that go around and around in circles until you look down upon yourself and wonder just what it was that you were trying to find in the first place…

Guitar, Bass and Oboe from Independence 1.5; Synths from Proteus VX; Pedal-Steel slide guitar from Sonic Reality; Cello from Miroslav Philharmonik; Bandi flute from DSK soundfont; and, Drums and Percussion by JamStix.

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November 15, 2009

Monster Spirit

Filed under: alternative,Composition,drums & bass,guitar,piano,Synth,vocals — steve @ 7:19 pm

Sort of inspired by the Monkey series which I am watching at the moment – everything is either a spirit, a monster or a demon… A bit repetitive, but then again, so is Monkey…

Guitars, bass and rhodes piano from Independence 1.5; Synths from Proteus VX’ Vocals from Creative/Emu soundfonts; and, drims by JamStix…

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November 14, 2009

Dancing with the Tazmanian Devil

Filed under: ambient,Composition,drums & bass,strings,Synth — steve @ 12:15 pm

Triplets over four-four timing makes it feel a bit like a waltz. The growling sound reminded me of the Tazmanian Devil. Hence, ‘Dancing with the Tazmanian Devil’ is what this is called.

Bass, Chimes and Clarinet from Independence 1.5; Synth Pads and growling sound from Proteus VX; Harp and Cello from Miroslav Philharmonik; and, Percussion from Jamstix 2.5…

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November 12, 2009

Machinations of Evil

Filed under: ambient,Composition,drums & bass,guitar,piano,Synth,vocals — steve @ 5:00 pm

The strange machinations of a not so pure mind… tick-tock-tock, tick-tock-tock…

Piano, bass, and guitar synth from Independence 1.5; other synths from Proteous VX; choir oohs and aahs from various soundfonts; and, drums from JamStix…

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October 1, 2009

[Life is] All Around You

Filed under: ambient,Composition,drums & bass,guitar,Synth,vocals — steve @ 5:08 pm

Another ambient piece. For me, life is a series of computer-monitors placed strategically around me – they’re real…

Bass, guitar and arpeggiated thing from Independence; Synths from Proteus VX; Vocals from Miroslav Philharmonik as well as Creative-EMU sondfont banks; and, drums and percussion from Jamstix…

UPDATE: Have spent 2 days remixing and editing this piece – added just this [very late] evening the Irina Brochin soundfont – when you need a female vocalist to cut through then you can count on Irina! Much improved over the first draft – I really like this now…

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September 20, 2009

A Balmy Night

Filed under: ambient,Composition,guitar,strings,Synth — steve @ 3:27 pm

For one of those balmy nights that should be heading our way here in the next few months… with the warm wind blowing through the trees and wind-chimes clanging in the breeze…

Synths from Proteus VX; Bass from Independence 1.5; Cello from Miroslav Philharmonik; lap-steel slide guitar from Sonic Reality; and, percussion by JamStix.

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September 18, 2009

Dream Cloud

Filed under: ambient,Composition,Synth,woodwind — steve @ 2:43 pm

An ambient piece that, amazingly, I did not use Independence 1.5 in at all for the first time since I bought it…

Flute and bell/chime things from Miroslav Philharmonik; synths from Proteus VX; and, percussion by JamStix…

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September 17, 2009

Popped Gothic Rock

Filed under: alternative,Composition,drums & bass,guitar,Synth,vocals — steve @ 4:49 pm

Taking a break from study for a few days to get the weird study related dreams out of my head. Tried out my new Miroslav Philharmonik VST and this is what came from it – a goth rock sort of thing for whatever reason – such is the nature of intuitive composing with no real direction to start with.

Male vocals and orchestral warm-up noises from Miroslav Philharmonik; guitars and basses from Independence 1.5; organ and synths from Proteus VX; female vocals from the wonderful Irina Brochin soundfont; and, drums by JamStix 2.5…

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August 11, 2009

(Looking for my) Happy Place

Filed under: ambient,Composition,drums & bass,piano,Synth,woodwind — steve @ 8:49 pm

Sort of ambient, but not much, really… At a direct instruction teaching session yesterday, the Lecturer referred to students going to their happy place when zoning out in a lesson – no doubt something we all tend to do if bored and finding it difficult to concentrate on the task at hand…

Ban-DI from DSK; flute, bass, piano and kettledrums from Independence 1.5; synths from Proteus VX; and, percussion from JamStix…

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July 30, 2009

(A) Rift in Time

Filed under: alternative,Composition,drums & bass,guitar,Synth — steve @ 12:21 am

A semi techno- trance thing with mangled arpeggiators and synths and the like plus drums, ‘guitar’ and bass… Strange syncopated cross rhythms after the change/middle eight – hence the “Rift in Time”…

All instruments from indpendence 1.5, drums from JamStix…

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July 24, 2009

Drunk & Dischordally

Filed under: alternative,Composition,drums & bass,piano,Synth — steve @ 12:06 am

An attempt at mangling sounds with arpeggiators, modulators, echo and the like. Kind of reminded me of the voices and crap inside your head when you are so very, very drunk that you are almost tripping like when drinking copious amounts of red wine on an empty stomach – not that I have done that for 20 years or more now…

All instruments from Independence 1.5 except for the drums from JamStix…

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July 22, 2009

Mole Skin

Filed under: alternative,Composition,drums & bass,guitar,piano,Synth — steve @ 7:54 pm

This is from a piano piece by Edwin Lynch (his version is here). He sent me the midi file of the piano and then I re-arranged it a little and added bass, bells, guitar and synths to it to produce this version below…

Piano, bass and guitar from Independence, bells from Halion, synths from ProteusVX, and drums from JamStix…

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June 22, 2009

Not Waving, Drowning

Filed under: ambient,Composition,piano,Synth,woodwind — steve @ 11:53 pm

So what if you were drowning and everyone just thought you were waving, so all they do is wave back, grinning? As you struggle to keep your head above water you drift out to sea before finally submerging into the depths below… not too comforting really…

Main flute [Ban-Di] from DSK, plus E-MU  soundfonts, synths from Proteus and flute and piano from Independence…

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June 21, 2009

Acid Gibbon

Filed under: ambient,Composition,drums & bass,piano,Synth — steve @ 4:05 pm

Another sort of ambient piece… Why “Acid Gibbon”? I have no idea – it just seemed to be swinging too fast through the trees for a Sloth…

Electric Piano, Bass and Synths from Independence, Synths and bass from Proteus and drums by JamStix which once again kept on stuffing up and took out all my VSTs which meant they had to be reloaded and everything mixed again >|

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June 14, 2009

Evil Dark Nasty Thing

Filed under: alternative,Composition,strings,Synth — steve @ 8:40 pm

A rather nasty, evil, dark composition…

Independence 1.5 and Proteus VX plus a little bit of vocals from Papelmedia_Irina_Brochin.sf2…

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June 13, 2009

Space Whales

Filed under: ambient,Composition,drums & bass,Synth — steve @ 8:14 pm

Another ambient sort of piece with crying whales somewhere in space. In space, no-one can hear you scream, but you can sure hear the whales.

Synths by E-MU Proteus VX and Independence, basses from Independence, drums by JamStix…

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Not So Evil Piano

Filed under: ambient,Composition,drums & bass,piano,Synth — steve @ 1:03 pm

A kind of ambient piece that was originally going to be based around an evil piano – however it didn’t come out so evil afterall…

Rhodes Piano and Bass from Independence, Synth from E-Mu Proteus VX, and Drums by JamStix…

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