15 Sep

I Sold the Moon!

I’m kind of a podcast / audiobook geek. There’s a lot of good stuff out there for free which can keep you entertained for weeks and which might just change your perspective of the world.

Let’s start with the inspiring story of Barry McArdle who set out to make a living by selling land on the moon. For $1 an acre, transport to the property not included. A marvelous view of earth guaranteed. And you even got a certificate in return.

True story. Read by the author. Presumably performed in a silver costume.

Story: 5 / 5
Quality of Performance: 4.5 / 5
Production value: 3.5 / 5

My advice:

  1. Listen to the free podcast, exquisitely read by the author.
  2. Go to the website http://isoldthemoon.com
  3. Buy the Book + Certificate package

It is on my Christmas wish list, that’s for sure.

10 Sep

New Track – Video Console Delight

Now here’s something reminiscent of the wonderful 80ies, a quirky, lively piece which could have been part of an 80ies video game.

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Production Notes:
No, I did not buy an NES to take apart. This is in part a very clever sound set for u-he.com’s Zebra 2, some plogue chipsounds, again drum support from Microtonic and the wonderful bit crusher which comes with Logic Pro.

The mixing credits again go to NI amongst others, the mastering is firmly in FabFilter’s hands. Winning combination, I think.

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10 Sep

New Track – Above the clouds

This is my first piece on Pond5.com, a rhythmic filtered synth pad plus electronic percussion, ideally suited for flight sequences.

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Production notes:
This piece is based on a rhythmic pad preset in u-he.com’s Bazille, with some Microtonic beats thrown in for good measure, some hand-played drums and some automation. A very minimalistic piano melody to round things off.

Mixing again with NI and Plugin-Alliance, mastering with FabFilter.

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10 Sep

New Track – Baby Explores

Now this time I have a real treat to announce, released on Audiojungle.net, an uplifting piece with piano, guitar and ukulele. Ideal for commercials with puppies or babies. Anything which comes natural – that’s the idea behind this piece.

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Production notes:
Now this one has it all – Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, Glockenspiel. Wow, buy it now while it’s hot! Again, mixing includes some NI, also some Plugin-alliance help and Mastering again with FabFilter. This is a really great combination to easily boost loudness and avoid harshness.

10 Sep

New Track – Friendly Neighbours

Another fine piece of music on Audiojungle.net. This time perfect for anything from sitcom to extremely tasty coffee. Your choice.. Uplifting piece with Piano, guitars and strings. Starts out with a strong clockwork pulse and develops into movement.

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Production notes:
Now this is me and my Stratocaster. And some Piano chops to go, please. Mixing with NI plugins, mastering with FabFilter.

10 Sep

New Track – Groovin Minimal

The nice guys at Audiojungle.net approved another submitted track of mine. It does kind of have a groove, that one. It’s a minimalistic electronic piece with gated pad.

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Production notes:
This is featuring a new secret weapon of mine…
https://soniccharge.com/microtonic

So that’s not a secret anymore now, is it? Really, really inspiring piece of software. Mixing again a lot of NI, mastering with FabFilter Pro-Q and Pro-L.

10 Sep

New Track – Run and Get Help

This is perfect for driving around the city at night in your car. It’s a dark electronic piece with a sense of loss. Moving through dark places and searching for help.

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Production notes:
Synths used were across the entire u-he.com product line. Some Diva, ACE and Zebra 2 in there. Mixing and mastering with effects by NI and FabFilter

10 Sep

New Track – Psycho

The guys at Audiojugle.net approved my submission to their library. It’s an electronic piece with strong percussive elements. There is something strange in the streets of Berlin. Dark ambience, hard beats and eerie voices right over your shoulder which are almost intelligible create an unsettling atmosphere. Time is ticking away.

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