Prince of the Two Lands Coming Soon!: The past several months have been spent working on the new album project. Each one of the 17 tracks was inspired by the mysteries and wonders of ancient Egypt. I've always been fascinated by the ancient world and this project was one I've wanted to do for quite some time.
NAMM 2009 and passing the 20,000 plays mark. :): The new year has started off with a bang. First I spent the weekend covering NAMM 2009 for WSM (at www.wusikmagazine.com) and now I come home to find over 20,000 plays so far on the counter.
I am really looking forward to working on both "Liquid" and Joanna's project "Stream" this year, so keep your ears open: more music will be coming soon!
Presets - love 'em or hate 'em!: Whenever I'm writing a new track, like many musicians I'll often dig out the synths and VST instruments, hoping that I'll come across a sound that makes me think, "Yes! That sounds awesome!".
A lot of the time I'll come across a preset that I'll tweak slightly simply because it hasn't quite got that 'something' that I'm after. But other times I'll tweak it simply because I feel bad for just using a sound that I didn't design or spend any time creating myself; some will criticise this approach saying that it results in lazy production.
Or does it?
The way I see presets is that they're...