Posts Tagged ‘synth’

Queen of Diamonds: Santa’s Taking Off For Christmas

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Ok, so here's my Christmas Song. I didn't do a Halloween song or an Easter song or a Veterans Day song or an Arbor Day song (note to self: do an Arbor Day song). This is officially Christmas Song number 45225566265789001.

Santa's had enough. His back hurts. Let someone else deliver the loot for once. He's going on vacation. Deal with it!

Merry Christmas!

Two of Diamonds: Nothing Will Assuage The Birthers

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that "nothing will assuage" the Birthers. I've emailed back and forth with one and I believe that to be a true statement. I think this will continue to waste everyone's time until the end of Obama's Presidency. Maybe we can just ignore them. I hope so.

Anyway, on to the music. This is another home piece. I made it in Pro Tools but it's mostly a Reason thing. I did have a keyboard attached to Reason so I actually played some of the organ parts but I programmed the piano and vibes and drums.

This piece reveals my love for things that drone as well as Steve Reich. Eno rules too. Enjoy it!

Joker: End of May, Part 2 (synthesizer)

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

This is not a Joker like the other two have been but I guess I'll file it here becuase it's not really one of the 52 songs, it's more of an extra bonus. So, Jokers are all the extra bonuses. Check it!

This is another version of the "End of May" piece but instead of a guitar as the "sound generation device," I used a MicroKorg synthesizer. Other than that I used the same setup with four guitar amplifiers and a bunch of pedals.

Enjoy--on headphones!

Ten of Spades: Subway Platform: 2:45 am

Monday, March 16th, 2009

This week's song is about riding the subway late at night. Very late at night, or maybe very early in the morning. It's basically how I feel now, tired and overworked; but the only difference is that I'm home right now. Which is where I wanted to be in this song.

I did this one this weekend at the space. There are some differences between recording at home and at the space and they each have their advantages and disadvantages. At home, I have reason so I can do fake drums and synths and keyboards. But at the space, I have my better guitar, the ability to play it loudly, and my bass and, basically my better equipment. But the drawback is that the space is home to many bands and it's not the most soundproofed place in the world, as you will be able to hear at the end of this song if you listen carefully. I think it gives it character. But that's because I have to live with it.

Here's a photo of the A Train platform at 34th Street at 2:45 am:

from flickr

from flickr