Grijs is my new single. Out now. Lyrics by Karin Ramaker in Dutch. Grijs can be listened to on all streaming services.
The track Portrait of Lotte, 0 to 16 Years which I created in 2015 commissioned by Frans Hofmeester for his time-lapse video (which has almost 24 million views at the time of writing!) is now available as a remastered version.
Music theory relies almost entirely on church modes and considers the blues as an outsider. Yet almost all pop music since The Beatles is influenced by the distinctive mix of blues and church modes. It’s time to set the record straight.
Today I have added a new product to the Melodiefabriek shop: IR-03, a package of 9 different sounding Impulse Responses which were captured using my trusty old Palmer PDI-03 Speaker Simulator.
An impulse response (IR) file is a superb solution for storing the sound of a guitar speaker cabinet into a digital file. A guitar speaker cabinet is known for its strong midrange and peak frequencies which are caused by the speaker and the reflections inside the cabinet.
Yesterday I read the article ‘Hard Truths: Every Plugin Has a Downside’ that was published on LANDR. I asked myself: are these really Hard Truths like the writer Michael Hahn claims?
I will always record with the volume control(s) and tone control(s) fully open. This way I can capture the unaffected tone of my guitar(s). But I can still lower the treble of the sound using a simple EQ in my DAW in the same way as a tone control on the guitar would.
Back in the day we used this old saying: “you can’t fix it in the mix.” This is no longer true today since we can fix almost anything in the mix.
With Reason’s Grain device you can create the same sort of lively sounding hihats as on the old Linn LM-1 drummachine. I’ve created it as a free download.
Mixing engineers Tchad Blake and Andrew Scheps did a session at winter NAMM 2020 at the Mix with the Masters booth. A super interesting conversation.
On many drummachines, hardware and software, a drumhit at a certain velocity level will result in a predictable sound. So every time you hit that drumsound at the same level exactly the same sound will be produced.
A job for the BBC/RPI was a good reason to jump out of bed.