No click track - everything follows the improvised AcGtr
In the event of encountering wild foxes be encountered in the mountains (see yt vid), my repertoire now includes a tune for them.
having a play on the various instruments
This was a fun one to make. Basically one improvised take on a MIDI keyboard which is hooked up to 3 synths and drum machine, with a pad from a 4rd synth going on in the background. Piano and noise-wave crashes were added afterwards. Using the JX-8P as a bass synth for the first time and gotta say....not too shabby!!!!!! [more inside]
Analog synth rap beat!!
Got an Arturia Keystep which means I can now program sequences on the JX-8P and baby it is a game changer!!!!!! Marimba sounds are from the Roland SC-88 which is MIDI'd up to the JX-8P as well.
2 analogs synth looping together. Experimenting with CV connectivity to create syncopation.
Kind of an LCD Soundsystem vibe
Arps: Roland SC-88 Chords: Roland JX-8P Drums: Korg S3 Bass: Korg Monologue
another from the breakbeat archives [more inside]
a demo synth loop with some manual tom fills in stereo
homage to the mega drive/genesis game [more inside]
Wrote this for a competition in January. Sort of... [more inside]
Improvised electric guitar over drum machine
brash, downbeat electro. one part melancholy, two parts wibbly wobbly bass
short/minimal arrangement of a handful of acoustic samples [more inside]
more scattershot electro. a deliberate "track 1". [more inside]
optimistic down-tempo instrumental hip hop beats and synth-strings [more inside]
a bit of an experiment. old. a series of mostly-drumless electronic vignettes.
more synth-laden breakbeat - quite fruity in places [more inside]
A peppy major chord synth tune for the upcoming break. [more inside]
A short instrumental with chill vibes and a hint of mystery.
Trying out an exciting new piece of recording gear, the Strymon Iridium!!
Driving music with some synth pad action
Improvising on a synth loop
Improvising with 2 synths and a drum machine (where it's at!!!!)
I bought an old Steinway upright recently, on which I've been making pieces like this, which I call "naturelles." Three more naturelles on Bandcamp, here: https://raygull.bandcamp.com/album/naturelles-1-4 [more inside]
Banjo and accordion, some light processing through the modular synth, lots of reverb (of course). [more inside]
Enjoying my new drum machine!
Some minimal/deep house vibes. A very simple 4-track recording that was super easy and fun to make.
A little gtr, a little marimba, a little synth.
A quick finger style arrangement of the Everly Brothers' classic for baritone guitar. [more inside]
This is probably the third iteration of this song. No vocals yet. I'm not sure I like it, but I'm trying to hone it nonetheless.
I'm working on this album concept where the earth's orbit has changed bringing cataclysmic changes to the the environment and season, ultimately bring about the extinction of mankind. This is sort of a nod to climate change but with a more dramatic, science-fiction narrative to emphasize and accelerate the outcome... [more inside]
I'm not sure what kind of album I'm trying to make. My emotions seem to be at conflict. [more inside]
In honor of the upcoming first day of school, here is a song about the pressures of the morning. [more inside]
Another song I recorded lately. Instrumental for now but I think I can add some gothic vibe vocals to this one.
just kind of feeling good about stuff!!
Another drum-less synth loop featuring the Roland Sound Canvas SC-88 deploying its absolutely classic harp sample once again! All of the sounds on both this and my last post were made using hardware rather than software which is kind of a first for me in terms of synth tunes! Really enjoying it!
a new synth track featuring a new vintage gear acquisition, the Roland SC-88, providing the classic harp sample!
Semi-ambient modern synth pad instrumental with minimalist electronic bass, reversed electric guitar, and some pretty and deliberate vinyl crackle-ish soft static noise and a gentle mix of treated samples. Maybe sort of cinematic? [more inside]
Simple instrumental. Guitar, bass, programmed drums and keys.
Some FL in FL
Kind of beta testing a new recording template
A mellow, chilled-out hip-hop groove
An eggs-tremely mellow morning improv sesh on the synth rig!!!
a short instrumental featuring all your favourite instruments including the ernie ball stingray 5-string fretless bass, the PRS SE Paul's Guitar, the Takamine G-series acoustic guitar, the Hammond SK-1 organ, and the Roland DP-90 providing the piano as well as the drums!!!!
so I've been using this songwriting trick where I program a simple loop using the sequencer on my synths and sort of riff off of it to come up with the other instrumental parts. Then, when I have the idea properly fleshed out, I remove the synths. A songwriting scaffold, of sorts (though in many cases I have kept the original loop in there!!!) Anyways, for this track I included the synth loop at the very beginning so you can hear what I'm riffing off of for the rest of the track. Hope you like it!!!! -CA
Tried a bunch of new stuff this time round. It's a dance trance but I played almost everything live, including the drums which were "performed" on the keyboard, because I'm not a drummer. The only things that were automated were the drum fills, crash cymbals, and the marimba/piano 2 patterns.