Here's some of my music...
(MP3, 5.5 MB)
This atmospheric piece was done with the EX5 (piano), G2X (strings) and
V-Synth (sound fx plus final solo sound).
Mellogroove (MP3, 9.5 MB)
This track consists of two improvised sections that I've put
together and edited slightly to make the parts flow together. You can
hear Virus (bass sequence), G2 (background strings, bells), Creamware
MiniMax (squeeks, solo synth), FS1R (choir-string), XV5080 (Mellotron
strings and flute)
The Well in the Cave (MP3,
This is a short improvisation I put together with two patches I made
myself on the Clavia G2
- Test 30
(MP3, 2.5 MB)
Test-30 (Yes, I
really got a knack for catchy names) is a reworking/extension of something I wrote six
years ago. I'd originally sequenced the main bits in Cubase VST, but
unfortunately the project got corrupted and I had to redo everything.
This version currently features only the first few minutes, the final version will
be at least twice as long I suspect and will probably contain a long
sequenced section with a combined mellotron flute/minimoog solo plus a
quiet section (both of which aren't finished yetp). It will also be
properly mixed, I promise!
The instruments used so far are: XV-5080 (mellotron, twinkling bells),
MiniMax (bass drone, squeeks), Clavia G2 (brass), MachineDrum, Virus C
(sequencer bass), D-50 (lead synth) plus two VST soft synths.
Animah (Sequencer 10) MP3, 7.5MB)
Featuring Virus C (sequencer
sounds), Andromeda (synth bass, wind effect), MachineDrum (what do you
think?), XV-5080 (Mellotron choir) and Clavia G2 (solo synth)
Sleep (MP3, 3.5 MB)
I was playing my favorite piano patch on my trusty EX5 and came up with
something I liked enough to record for both this site and posterity.
This is a mostly a piano improvisation enhanced with a smattering of
Mellotron and Virus sounds.
- Soft Piano (MP3, 2 MB)
And now for something completely different: a piano improvisation. Don't
ask me to play this again, because I find it really tough to
figure out my improvs! Apologies for the bad sound and the background
Voyager (Sequencer 6) (MP3,
I'd already posted a short work-in-progress version of this song, this is
the most recent version with lots more happening and a couple of nice synth
solos. The first version was a bit like Jean Michel Jarre because of the Minipops-samples
and the storm-sound effect,
but I have no idea what to call the finished version, etc. Maybe that
means I'm original? This version has been significantly changed based on
suggestions on the Fin-forum.
Featuring Virus C (bass, twinkles, lead synth), XV-5080 (Minipop-samples,
Mellotron choir, Mellotron flute), D-50 (lead synth), EX-5 (lead synth).
And this is what my recording environment
currently looks like ...
My current hardware setup consists of:
- PC (Intel Core 2 Duo 3 Ghz, 2 GB RAM)
with 30" LCD screen
- Steinberg Cubase 4
- Creamware Pulsar II card and Creamware
Pulsar I card
(10 DSPs total) plus a number of plugins (MiniMax, Modular III, STS4000, ProTone)
- Yamaha 01V digital mixer with 8-channel ADAT card
- Behringer Ultragain Pro-8 Digital
- Behringer BCR-2000
- Midiman Midisport
8x8 midi interface
- Roland D-50
with expansion card and PG-1000 programmer
- Access Virus Desktop TI
- Yamaha FS1R
- Yamaha EX-5 with SCSI and breath
- Roland XV-5080 plus expansion boards
(SR-JV80-04, SRX-01, SRX-02 and SRX-05)
- Clavia Nord Modular G2X
- Roland V-Synth plus D-50 and
- Elektron MachineDrum UW
- Electro Harmonix SmallStone Phaser
- Line 6 Pod 2.0
- Ibanez electric guitar
- Rode NT-1 microphone
- Plus of course cables ... lots and
lots of cables ...
I've put all of my 19"-hardware in a rack ...
The latest addition to my synth collection is the Access Virus Desktop TI
synth module. The Virus C was my favorite synth of all and I hope that the
Virus TI will be even more fun to use. The TI is very powerful, but also very
finicky in use with a computer.
Then there's the Clavia G2X and the
V-Synth replaced the Alesis Andromeda. The A6 was a great looking, powerful machine but I never really warmed
to it because of the finicky user interface, the steep learning curve and
it's less than clean sound. I bet all the analog addicts think I'm
mad for trading it, but I think it's better to have a synth you actually
use than one that is collecting dust.
Last update: 2 April 2007 -