Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Blast from the Past

I'd forgotten about this! I did this when I was at college, and I hadn't had the Juno or the MicroKorg very long. The synth and drum sounds aren't very accurate, and my playing was a bit ham handed, but I still quite like this. I'm going to focus on this song and replicate the sounds as part of my ReFill.

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Sunday, 23 October 2011

New content series coming soon!

Hello Readers

I’ve been quite lazy with the site lately, but that’s about to change. As part of my degree I’m going to be carrying out an investigative study into synthpop in the early 1980s, and how today’s technology can be used to replicate sounds generated by gear from the time.
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Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Minimalist Piano Music

University has kicked off with a bang! I'm only in the second week of my second year and already my creative juices are flowing. Today we learned about Steve Reich's approach to Minimalism, specifically how he wrote pieces of music designed to be played at different tempos on different instruments. The effect is stunning, and we were all given the chance to come up with something similar.

After a bit of messing around in Pro Tools and Reason I came up with this, and I'm quite proud of it. No delays effects or time stretch tools were used in this recording; one piano was recorded 0.5 bpm slower than the other.

Drifting Pianos by Matt Harrison

Also related to university, I've got a big project that I'll be announcing soon on here, and I'll be updating the site much more regularly as part of it, so make sure you come back soon.
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Thursday, 6 October 2011

Steve Jobs

I just read the sad news that Steve Jobs has passed away.

I've got a lot of respect for anyone who revolutionises technology, but to consistently come up with new, revolutionary devices, ideas and services the way he did is a rarity. He was one in a million.

Rest in Peace Steve
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