1 September 2017

Using Trello as a Master Project template

Trello

Trello is a collaboration tool that lets you organize your projects into boards. In one glance,Trello tells you what's being worked on, who's working on what, and where something is in a process.

Trello lets you lay out information across a Board which can contain many Lists, each of which can hold many cards into which you can add comments, upload file attachments, create checklists, add labels and due dates, and more. Best of all, it's free (unlimited Boards, Lists, Cards, Members, Checklists, and attachments).

I have found that using Trello to help me remember and comment on each step of my music production has been very useful.
My Music Project Board hold many Lists, filled with cards, which can be about any aspect of your music production. I have cards covering musical key structure, production notes, sound design tricks, and so on.

30 July 2017

Princess Parizade

A new piece exploring the use of story telling narrative as a composition aid. This is developed from 1001 Arabian nights.

24 July 2017

Roland sale!

These were recently auctioned on ebay. Don't get excited ... it was just the empty boxes. Which went for around $40 each. Luckily I always keep my old boxes.

11 May 2017

Learn music production with Ableton

Ableton has created a fantastic online tool to teach the basics of music production.

I can see this becoming a very popular tool with music teachers as it gets the basics across in a very easy and imaginative way allowing you to test out different rhythms, basslines, melodies etc.

The Learning Music website includes chapters on beats, chords, melodies and basslines, which all come with examples from established songs like Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’, Inner City’s ‘Good Life’ and ‘Single Ladies’ by BeyoncĂ©



Start here - Learning Music

8 May 2017

Lament

Lament. A new piece where I focused on better balancing of tracks and mastered separately. Hope you enjoy it.

2 April 2017

Father of Roland and the 808 has died

Word is spreading that the maestro, Ikutaro Kakehashi founder of Japanese giant Roland, known affectionately to fans simply as “Mr. K,” has died today at the age of 87


24 March 2017

12 March 2017

6 of the Best Unusual Software Titles (2017)

Here are some of the more unusual plugin titles so far this year. Starting with the iZotope Neutron which takes some of the housekeeping work out of your mixing.

















Aeris: Hybrid Choir Designer - the clue is in the name






















Sonic Academy Kick 2 - a serious upgrade on the original, which was already pretty very good.




















Toontrack Dream Pop EZX. What you expect; drums, foley and hybrid percussion



















Best Future Nightmare – Big Fish Audio Cyborg. A collection with a dark and twisted side, full of drones, atmospheres, crunchy guitars and effects.


6 March 2017

Fabfilter Pro-R Review

FabFilter, who by consensus can seem to do no wrong with their plugins, are now offering Pro-R, the company’s first ever reverb plugin. And it's beautiful. Bedroom Producers Blog have a review of here