on these pages you can hear examples of some of the music I have produced over the last
20+ years or so , mostly solo stuff ..but also stuff that's been done with other people...
Whilst at work I was asked to do some music for a video promo project some people were working on , with an "A-team" feel...which is something I didn't want to do , but I thought I could give it a military feel by using military snares and a whistle sound. After hearing the music I was invited by our MD to modify it into a longer version to be used as our "on hold" music which lead to the next track......
Knowing it would be heard via a telephone I didn't worry too much how wide sounding this would be although there is some stereo separation going on ..Usual suspects are used , sounding similar to "prelude" ..DR-660 and SH-101 providing rhythm and sequencer parts and ESI-32 providing most other sounds. RD-250s piano is there with JX-3P and SY-35 adding some extra strings.
So after being played on a constant loop on the hold lines , many people disliked it...and many people liked it and asked if they could get hold of a copy, and this lead to a CD single!!. Idea was to make it available to buy and all proceeds would go to the children with leukemia charity we supported..so I created another 3 versions of the tune and the CD was made. The 4 tracks that blend into each other are :-
1- anthem, 2- anthem ~ quiet version, 3- anthem ~ indian dream version, 4- anthem ~ innocence version
Indian dream version probably to this date has been the hardest track I've done to create..anyway I like the way the overall project turned out , except for the artwork someone created for the CD which didn't even mention the tracks titles!!!!!
Used when we started a Days Of Grace gig , this played before we stared playing " Judgement Day ", and is a variation of the chord structure from that song. This replaced me playing the " Terminator "theme for a while. Its got an arabic tone to it from the indian percussion samples from the ESI-32 and the main strings melody. Its almost all ESI-32 apart from the DR-660 providing drums half way in and JX-3P bass drone.
Simply as the name suggests a version of the prelude theme , but recorded using samples of orchestral instruments from the ESI-32 and the RD-250s piano.
Using the fostex DMT-8VL digital 8 track for the first time, this track was recorded using it especially for my brothers wedding. The ESI-32 sampler also makes it's first appearance where it provides almost all the sounds except for SH-101 sequence and DR-660 drums).
Is actually the last piece I recorded using the 160 analog 4 track. It has quite a warm sound I think due to this and the use of the JX-3P's strings..only thing is I dislike the "wobbly"SH-101 lead sound in half way through , but unable to remove as it became part of another track having bounced down to allow for more sounds ( only 4 track ).
Using the TR-707 drums and SH-101 sequence as the main rhythm , with strings being created with the JX-3P and bell sequence and bass by DX-100.There is also a choir sound from the S612.
D-110 provides drums with a sequence of DX-100 bells and S612 vocal sample.JX-3P creates all pads and drones with lead provided unusually by the CZ-101 (soon after to be lent to Jose Lucas and never be seen again!!!!) Something about this piece reminded me of russian cossack dances so I named it accordingly.
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