03 Oct

New Track – Pop Rock

This rock piece was just released on Pond5. I threw in all the good ingredients of a rock song – guitar, bass, drums, Hammond organ and a Rhodes piano for good measure.

You may be confused by these sounds but let me assure you, you haven’t travelled back in time, to the late 70ies or early 80ies. You’re allowed to feel taken back to that time, though.

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Production Notes:
This is the sort of guitar riff I catch when riding my bike to work and they get stuck in my head until I record them. Now it all started out very AC/DC, but developed into something a little bit influenced by the sound of progressive rock bands I love. I have no control over these things!

The guitars are recorded with Bx_Rockrack, which took a little tweaking and pre-processing before it started to sound the way I wanted, but now I’m very happy with the results. Similar experiments allowed me to finally make peace with Logic’s Bass amp. To my ears, it sounds very real now.

This is also my first track using ValhallaDSP’s Room and Vintage reverbs. And to me, they make all the difference. The compressor credits again go to NI, FabFilter’s Pro-Q 2 has taken over as mixing and mastering EQ.

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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.