Emerald City Productions

Mixing 4th Track for EP……

by Paul on November 3, 2010

in Electronic Music, Music

Hi,

I have nearly mixed the 4th track track for the Electronic EP…just needs a polish…..might be 6 months….LOL…..

I am on with getting the final sounds perfect and right-if not it wont work!

Paul

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Electronic EP has grown!

by Paul on October 12, 2010

in Electronic Music, General, Music

Hi All,

In my latest attempts at writing the latest Electronic track have caused me to add a bass line where there was none.  I had a brilliant drum feel to the track and thought I not need to add a bass line-so deep the ground shook–I now have to try it after experimenting!  Then come the effects bending……thought I was up to the mastering stage!!

Cheers……….Paul

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Album ‘Imagination’

by Paul on October 8, 2010

in Amateur Radio

Hi All,

thank you for your support these past weeks.  Just a reminder that the Album imagination is available from Believe Digital and you can hear the tracks from there or itunes etc  Will be in studio this afternoon still working on the tracks for the forthcoming EP.  A Russian Orchestra is available in Moscow for recording works at very good rates called ‘Moscow Recordings’.  They have all the gear.  Might use them one day for song tracks and works I have.

Cheers for now-Paul

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Hols over…………….?

by Paul on October 2, 2010

in General

Hi All,

I return refreshed and ‘eager to go’ from hols in Scotland, also having dined on a Haggis caught in the hills….?  We had a Stag wander nonchalantly through the garden in front of the car coming up the drive!  Its a new season and a bit of software needs to be purchased to keep up to date-Wavelab 7 for the Mac, and an update to Native Instruments Komplete 6 to 7.  Also got to do final mix on Electronic piece…..at last!…..and start to next work on the EP.  Looking forward to the new sounds from Komplete 7 set of synthesizers…..this will help with my obsession of the particles…..and getting them into music….?

Cheers

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Hi,

Going to Scotland for a week to get yet more inspiration-got to mix on Electronic track when I get back…………..hoping for more inspiation for when I get back-fortunately got stuff recorded to dictaphone if short.

Inerested in how to ‘warm-up’ my more harsh digital recordings-there are plugins, but are analouge units better?  I have one outboard gear-SPL viatlizer MKII, which is good for polish.  Wavelab 7 is just out and I will have a look for what ‘warmers’ it has……..

Byzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…………

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Dogs Charity-PLEASE GIVE!

by Paul on September 15, 2010

in General

Please will you consider giving to this charity for dogs-they are tortured/Burnt/Beaten to death-Picture below is of Merrie our dog  http://www.justgiving.com/Davidwil26 Family is doing dog walk for the Dogs Trust-please sponser using the website…..Please click on link to donate…..

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Hi,

I am currently working on an area which I have never touched on in seriousness, but enjoyed others works in.  I used to be challenged by Tangerine Dream, Michael Nyman, Philip Glass and other German Ilk composers such as Ian Boddy. I am working with a Mac computer and using the Komplete 6 by Native Instruments.  This gives me the vast batch of synthesizers they give with the their package.  You are able to create almost anything you think of-and that’s a fantastic!  I use the Kore 2 synthesiser/controller which I mix the sounds with and create the atmospheres and leads.  I love it.

On the 3rd piece in the EP-Starting with the sounds imagined, I created a beautiful background phasing grunge sound, by mixing on the Kore 2-loading in selected sounds.  A sort of a Moog type lead sound was selected and twisted/EQ’d and came out wonderful.  One or two more synthy lead sounds were selected/altered.  Turning next to Drum/Aux sounds was fun, but needed extensive editing.  I pulled the sounds from all over the place from Ultrabeat in Logic Pro and Absynth/Battery/Kontakt.

I not sure what counts for experimental Electronic music, but what has been created in track 3 is not exactly where I thought I would be going in.  I seem to drift as so many do-but drifting is fun sometimes when there is no pressure from record companies or TV demands!  I know how to react to pressure and write to brief-difficult but true.  I am now at the point of the mix, and thats going to fun…..

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Internet Promotion of Music….

by Paul on September 10, 2010

in Electronic Music, General, Music

Had brilliant night out with the 3 stooges (us 3 composers) Ian Boddy/Marcus Howarth +me!  We discussed how the Internet is full of content already, and how to get the message across-although Ian has a 20 year track record, how do other composers get their work known so they can make a living??  The Internet method doesn’t bode well for starters.  Apparently though the word still is content, content and more content!!!!-so here’s some………….

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Worldwide Bee death…..

by Paul on September 8, 2010

in General, Science

I find it tragic that the world’s Bee population is threatened with extinction unless something can be done about the death of complete hives.  They can apparently suddenly disappear, vacating the hive. Scientists are trying to solve the problem, and there seems to be several factors, but they cant find the main cause, though currently they think that pests parasite and other diseases may be the cause.

Einstein postulated that if the world Bee population were to die, that the worlds human populations would die. When you look at what they pollinate, everything in the food chain is threatened. Perhaps this should be more popular subject than Global Warming-it’s a more immediate threat. Further, it seems that as usual everything other than the most important issues are attended to. Should NASA be closed down until this issue be solved.  The truth is that many people do not believe the predictions of scientists, as it would possibly impinge on their own finances so there is no commitment.

Interestingly  Australia has banned all import of foreign Hives to protect against transfer of possible viruses etc to their populations.

When will this world act wisely and with responsibility-this is more serious than we can imagine?

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Music Break!?

by Paul on August 19, 2010

in Electronic Music, Music

Hi All,

Mad summer thinking is here!  Everybody goes on holiday…..and stops work or other….I’ve had a break doing house stuff-painting, repaired house etc.

Looking forward to Autumn-had one or two musical ideas and recorded them on handheld tape.  Continuing with Electronic EP-have to alter some of the mixes when I get back to studio……working on third work today-few bars of drum sounds.  Maybe the recent Perseid meteor showers will inspire some ideas, although the tracks for the EP are essentially Astro-Physics and Particle Physics related.

Looking forward to more results from the Large Hadron Colider to get yet more inspiration………..!

Cheers

PS

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