For about twenty years, I have been playing with myself in the spare bedroom. That's the inevitable, masturbatory-reference-strewn intro over, and one few bedroom producers can escape from. But that's what I have always been, and will continue to be probably for the rest of my life - a knob-twiddling, noise-making producer of music made, … Continue reading Default Rock Star
Two tips in one post today. Why? Because they're short and sharp and I need something to fill the looming postaweek deadline! Drumsticks I'm not a drummer, however, a couple of weeks ago I took delivery of a £2.99 pair of drumsticks from eBay. Having recently invested in an Alesis Palmtrack, I've developed the 'found … Continue reading Production tip – drumsticks and the perils of patch browsing
Ableton allows you to build grooves in a way no other DAW will.
2007: Returned Kit list: Apple Mac G5, Garageband, Reason 4, Logic Pro, Korg Triton Eagle-eyed readers of the previous part of this series will have spotted a somewhat seismic gap in the noted period. Eleven years to be exact, for those too lazy to check. If truth be told, I continued to make music between … Continue reading A history of bedroom production – Part 3
I had finally mastered the art of sampling and had successfully captured a beautifully played Gilmour solo from Pink Floyd's live album, Pulse. Then I found the reverse button.
As I trundled back towards the park entrance, the wind dropped to a whisper and it was then I realised I'd forgotten something essential.
It occurred to me the other day that I've been making music for over fifteen years. That's quite a long time for what has (typically) been a solitary and (always) non-profitable affair. I have therefore decided to document a brief history of my bedroom studio, foccusing both on its contents and my creative journey (ouch, … Continue reading A history of bedroom production – Part 1
Yes, for $149 you can become a bedroom BT.
He whistles by most of our ears unnoticed, with only a few gear headed geeks like me aware of his omniprescense in and continuing influence on popular music.
Hip Hop producers will love it and will be able to create sparkling productions completely within Maschine itself, with no need to switch to a DAW. Me? Not quite so simple, unfortunately.