Cover for my latest submission to WeeklyBeats 2014. Wanted to go for an atmospheric sound again, something more ambient. Maybe this worked. Maybe not, but it came out as a complete unit. Also tried sticking to a small ‘band’. In this case used instruments from SampleTank: Blue Phaser electric piano, Xpander Phat synth pad, Cosmic […]
My latest submission to WeeklyBeats 2014. Had a lot of technical challenges with this one. Slower beat required more consideration of instrument selection and placement. Also had to get various samples to sound ‘good’ at this beat and discovered the muddiness that can be introduced by tweaking the sample frequency. Not a great tune, but […]
This week’s WeeklyBeats creation — I had no idea what I’d be doing this week. Then Korg went and released the cool Gadget app for the iPad and I knew I’d be using it. A few hours later, some futzing around in GarageBand for the drumkit, guitars and mix, and it’s done. Thanks to my […]
Well, I was disappointed that I didn’t have more time for my third (weekly) submission to WeeklyBeats — but it’s my own fault that I let my time get away from me this week. In the time I had, I managed to stitch together a few tracks and make a salvageable attempt at an atmospheric […]
The latest image for an upcoming composition exercise with WeeklyBeats. It’s fun to make the music AND envision an album cover for the tune. Image captured with my iPhone and edited with my iPad. Flightline should be is live on the WeeklyBeats.com site January 12th around 5pm MST now.
Over the last few years I’ve been trying to learn more about music production. This has been an on/off interest of mine with real motivation driving me toward any learning structure. Last week that changed. I found WeeklyBeats.com — a website that encourages you to produce — any type of music — one cut per […]
Previously I’d written about the impending launch of Garage Band for iPad, and mentioned how Apple’s release of this app will challenge smaller independent app developers in the music creation space. Today’ I’m at it again. With yesterday’s release of iOS 4.3, it seems that Apple has again taken a bite out of a developer’s […]