I figured out how to use the arpeggiator on my op1 (actually the 'endless' sequencer). Brings to mind seeing out from the home village on an epic quest.
My train rides lately have been spent either a) playing with my synthesizer, or b) playing through Super Metroid on my phone. This captures pretty nicely the feeling of wandering a submerged subterranean maze, looking for secret side tunnels while kinda low on life (though with a couple energy tanks in reserve).
Some synth experiment from the vault...2nd half goes more analog...
At 0:32 I start ripping off a Goblin riff and I can't find the song that I am ripping off. It's not off of Roller or Profondo Rosso... Any insight would be appreciated.
the big synth at the beginning is live-performed on a Roland JX-8P on the patch called "Van Halen"!!!
Just an experiment of guitar electronic fusion I've been playing with. I'm planning on doing an album-full of these types of songs soon.
Piano vs. Electronics. Kinda epic even though it's not all that long! [more inside]
From the Prehistoric EP (2008)!
My son asked me to record his heartbeat for some school thing a few months ago. I had this heartbeat lying around so I added some Moog to it and Bob's your uncle it became a synthpop song.
Finally finished my latest project, VOIDBREAKER. Ominous space synths, gritty breakbeats and a consciously gritty production. This is the fourth track from the EP just released on Spotify. [more inside]
Got a MIDI controller, which I'm superdy duper excited about, and figured I'd put it to work by fulfilling Greg Nog's Mefi Cover Challenge, covering Cold Specks' Blank Maps. Quick 'n dirty.
A loud, frenetic jam in F#, dancing between half-time/double-time, with synth slap bass!
No drum beat or melody. Just some interlocking synth arps. For the Sunday crowd.
It was snowing and what better to do than mess with the arpeggiator? [more inside]
I just loaded up Ubuntu Studio with some soft synths, and recorded this CarrotAdventure-inspired piece. It came out sounding like a game show theme, hence the name. [more inside]
Have a merry Synthmas with this peaceful electronic soundscape from the Men's Snarehouse. [more inside]
An upbeat synthwave / retrowave instrumental. [more inside]
Just as the seasons can see a categorical change in all the features embodied in this one unifying phenomenon we call 'the weather', so too can a song be totally turned on its head from the original version, doing a near about-face.... that is what happened to this track in this remix by Malcolm Holmes, famous for his participation in legendary synthpop group Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD). [more inside]
Piano, strings, and electronics on a journey across a strange, wide landscape. [more inside]
Instrumental with big tunes and riffs, and a driving cadence that's perfect for cycling (especially if the weather should force you to ride indoors). Bandcamp download (with artwork).
This is a short song I wrote to accompany my brother's ad for his new iphone game. (Bivball is the name of the game). Fun project with short turnaround. It's a little clunky, but on the one millionth listen it suddenly levels up to "pretty good" (try it, you'll see). Comments welcome. Thanks for listening.
I put together a short EP (I'm calling it Earth and Sky) that loosely orbits around two maybe-related stories. This is the opening track. [more inside]
Retro, funky, electro
New recording of an old song with the following Garageband synths: "hip hop kit", "pop flute" and "shimmering harpsichord" (IIRC). Song about good friends who have, by now, all moved away. I'd love any thoughts on this. [more inside]
As in comet. Carbon 7, doing the free-form space jazz thing, again. [more inside]
This is an endlessly rising Radiohead cover vignette; a section from Paranoid Android rises a whole step and repeats itself, and does so again, six times total, before returning to where it started, as a kind of large-scale take on the Shepard tone. [more inside]
A synthed out, vocoded take on Beck's extremely non-synthy song off of Sea Change, as an excuse to fiddle around with Reason 8. [more inside]
Fast catchy tune with a thumping chorus - but the piano takes the star turn in the verses. [more inside]
Pensive piano interspersed with electronic outbursts and a broad, burbling middle section. [more inside]
I can't believe you've done this. Electro-dance-pop. [more inside]
In honor of tomorrow's blu-ray release, I recorded a new take on the classic Lynch/Badalamenti theme, "Falling," from Twin Peaks. [more inside]
Uptempo, hard-driving instrumental for synth+piano, with elements of trance and classical. First track on my Anthem of the Heart EP. [more inside]
Carbon 7 doing our mellowest, jazziest thing yet. Joined again by flautist Fred Mitchim. Kept to a pretty sleek 9 minutes. [more inside]
Another song from my newish free EP of quirky electronic cheese, "Part Time Drum Machine." I sort of picture a mechanical sunrise operated by heavy robots intent on bringing light joy. You know. [more inside]
From my new (free!) EP 'Part Time Drum Machine', this is an instrumental keyboard-based track driven forward by a cheap synth bass and Casio-ish beats. A different kind of style than you may have heard from me before. [more inside]
Synth-based dance with a nocturnal air. [more inside]
A very quick intro/chorus I finally polished up this morning. I just need to write the other 78% of the song now. Thoughts? [more inside]
This is a song about an artist dying for attention. From the forthcoming album First World Problems by Resistor. [more inside]
Flyball battle anthem. Not quite "Eye of the Tiger", to be sure, but you can still turn it up and rock out. Electronic instrumental. [more inside]
More massive amounts of Massive. I think it builds up nicely. Let me know what you think.
Based loosely of Queens of the Stone Age's "Suture Up My Future" [more inside]
bouncy, spiky little ditty about getting away with murder. Part of a series I'm working on. I'll post the other one tomorrow if y'all enjoy this one. [more inside]
I bought a cheap casiotone keyboard. I have to figure out how to learn to play it, but in the meantime... drone!
Based on The World Famous' challenge idea in this thread, to make a song using only one note. [more inside]
Pretty self explanatory. Drug teens doing teen drugs. [more inside]
A synthy Mother's Day to all!