Some sounds we hear have a certain pitch while others seem to be unpitched. Broadly speaking we can use pitched sounds for playing melodies and chords. Unpitched sounds are often used for making rhythm and sound effects. Question: how can we detect the pitch? Answer: by using a spectrum analyser A spectrum analyzer measures the […]
From October 2014 through February 2015 the San Jose Museum of Art hosts the Momentum exhibit. My musical score is one of the scores that accompanies the silent video by artist Josh Azzarella that is in the permanent collection of the San Jose Museum of Art. The finished work in Momentum consists of three small […]
The Roland TR-808 has a legendary status. Roland released the TR-808 as a good and cheap drummachine for making demos. It is not at all sounding as realistic and fat as the LinnDrum, it sounds rather thin and synthetic. But because it was cheap it got used a lot, in early hiphop, soul and disco […]
Yesterday the upcoming 808 documentary was announced. Produced by Arthur Baker featuring contributions by Afrika Bambaataa, Pharell, Questlove, Phil Collins, Rick Rubin, New Order, Fatboy Slim and many more. Because I’ve made a documentary about Marvin Gaye and Sexual Healing in which the TR-808 plays an important role, I was interviewed on Radio 6 about […]
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When Propellerhead announced Amp in Reason 8, manufactured by Softube, I was afraid that they would use the same models as those included with Ableton Live. These models are the worst sounding guitar amps in my opinion. When I was invited to beta test the new Amp as well as the Bass Amp, a few months ago, my doubt was confirmed: […]
u-he has introduced Bazille this week. It’s a digital modular software synthesizer. I was not looking for another synthesizer, I already own too many instruments to choose from, but the positive raves changed my mind. Before I knew it I was downloading the demo version. Peter Kirn of CreateDigitalMusic: This is a total monster, the […]
Today I did a Reason #sessionview in open air for TodaysArt festival. It was nice. Video made by Niek ‘t Hart / Interniek: