Emerald City Productions

Kore 2

Hi,

I love the winter, and snow etc, it helps me for whatever reason to compose. I have the Native Instruments Komplete 7 system and Kore 2. With so many sounds and mangaling facilities, I should come up with some good stuff for the new EP I’m working on. Still mixing the 4th track (been a few weeks now!?) Winter, live on forever-I get more done………

Been listening to Carols..looking forward to my new Denon DM38 Stereo system with Cambridge s20/30

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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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Mixing the Music?

by Paul on March 5, 2010

in Electronic Music, General, Music

Hi There,

I’m mixing tracks for the Electronic EP I’m doing.  It has the highest number of track counts so far for this EP.  It is an exploration of the future including spacey sounds and particle Physics level stuff-brilliant.

I released another album on march 3rd-Chthonic Netherworld. This is fully Electronic with synths using the excellant Kore 2 system with Komplete 6 set of Native Intruments series of Plugins.  It is Space orientated with again melodic stuctures and a sense of exploration of the further reaches of the Universe-I loved writing it as it a particular interest area of mine aside other things.  You will be able to get it off www.itunes.com/paulstokes and www.believe.fr/albums/52696.cosimc-renditions.html or hear it at it at: www.downloadplatform.com/paul_stokes and released in 260 countries-enjoy.

Cheers


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Composing Electronic Music

by Paul on January 27, 2010

in Electronic Music, General, Music

Hi All,

I have been busy composing tracks for the forthcoming EP today.  It is purely Electronic in feel working on the Kore 2 series of Synthesizers.  Had a good bash at it today, working out Bass parts for the 2nd half of the track, although there is a more to go.  The sound is spacey though up front in parts with a good synth lead sound that I have designed.  Just as I was getting it deep, I had to give up due to the daughter ringing me for a lift 🙂

Having a night out with the 3 stooges (Ian Boddy, Marcus Howarth & me) tomorrow night!-a music seminar ending in the most important part-a curry!

Cheers

Paul 🙂

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Blade-runner music……

by Paul on December 19, 2009

in General, Music

Hi All,

Just heard the music of Blade-runner again by Vangelis-the digitally remastered film-thought it was brilliant.  Loved the synths which sounded very cool-yamaha CS 80 I believe. Plenty of reverb with very smooth reverb tails.  Lovely smooth overall sound-I wonder, did they use any real tape-or Digital tape emulation?  He caught the sense of the movie very well, and drove it in place where the was need.  I am aware that Ian Boddy has had his tracks remastered, having it put onto 2 inch tape then back into computer sequencer for further work.

I use Logic Pro Studio sequencer with Native Instruments Kore 2 system.  Very powerful arsenal as I am finding at the moment, and using it to compose my next EP.  I want to achieve similar quality sound that Vangelis has got on the film.  In my initial foray into film music, I have not yet got the perfect sound in the mix.  Hopefully that will change with this setup that I am using…….Merry Christmas!

Speak soon-Paul

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