Our western scale system, based on the major scale (and relative church scales like Dorian, Mixolydian etc), seems to be following the mathematics and physics when pitching tones.
Author Archive | Marco Raaphorst
You don’t need to master your songs, You don’t need to pan the vocals to the center, You don’t need a lot of bottom end, You don’t need to remove unwanted noise, …
The last time I played in Paradiso (Amsterdam) was 25 years ago with MAM. But this week I played in Paradiso again with a brand new band: The Record Man.
Yesterday a friend of mine asked me about that nasty synth sound Keith Emerson uses on the track Peter Gunn Theme. What’s Keith playing? I’ll show you in Reason …
What we hear is almost by rule different from what is actually sounding, due to the peculiarities and limitations of our hearing. And what we hear can largely differ from what we think we are listening to, due to the many tricks that perception plays on our awareness.
On Monday 27 August 2018 I will perform as a guitarist of The Record Man in Paradiso, Amsterdam. We will do a double concert with The Dutch.
Last week Henk Hofstede (NITS) and I were being interviewed for Dutch public Radio 1. We talked about the album we created with 30 musicians world wide called The Record Man. Here’s the transcription in English!
The Record Man is an album that pays tribute to an American music fan, a story that took a dramatic turn. The album came out today on Spotify and all streaming services.
I love those Tiny Desk concerts. Josh Rogosin, the audio engineer behind Tiny Desk, has a few super useful audio tips to share.
Recently I heard about Loop earplugs. Are they any good? I tried them out for a test…
I remastered my track Peper and put it on Spotify. Sang in Dutch by me. Lyrics by Erno Mijland.
Digital is perfect. Digital is a blank canvas. Uncolored. Which is kinda boring. Modern music needs treatment. Needs saturation and noise. So that’s why I bought this new tool which can fuck up a signal in a nice way: the RX950 Classic AD/DA Converter.