For version 3 of the enormously successful software title of Propellerhead, Reason, my company Melodiefabriek was responsible for sound design (over 180 patches were created by us) and for providing content (samples/sample-loops). For this project we worked as a team with our partners of ReasonBanks.com; Andras Haasz of PinkNoise Studio Inc. (Hungary) and Eric Corminier […]
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For Heineken, I composed 4 tracks which are now used as ‘DJ-sets’ in the Heineken Experience 6 days a week from 10.00 – 18.00 hrs. This is part of a whole new special event of the Heineken Experience. In a sort of danceclub a DJ-set and VJ-set are created which are operated by the visitors […]
My track Grrrroove, will be broadcasted today in the episode ‘Teen Angst’ of television-program ZED-tv on Canadian tv-station CBC.
The PRO.TON 2 is available at ReasonBanks now. This Refill contains, among other things, fat Moog samples which are expanding the sonic possibilities of musicsoftware Reason in a huge way. For PRO.TON 2, I composed the demosong ‘from Budapest to The Hague’.
The Dutch ClubCharts reviewed my track Baby as a very hot one and decided straight away to put it on their ClubCharts October mix compilation.
How did it all start? “In the mid 80’s I bought some turntables with a tape recorder, a Revox, which I still own. With these tools I started to made loops. At first I started doing live mixing, DJ battles in hiphop-style with Robin Albers, who had a competition (Dutch mixing championships). And other locals […]
Power Tools for Reason 2.5, a book tutorial for Reason, the popular virtual music studio software by Propellerhead, is launched. The book was written by Kurt Kurasaki a.k.a. Peff and published by Backbeat Books. I have composed a demo song for the CD-rom which is enclosed in the book, called Grrrroove.
Today I received the news that in two days time (!) my song Grrrroove hit the 6th position in the charts of Vitaminic.com. This is at the highest level, independent of style. In the ‘funk’ category my song is at number one at the moment 🙂 Vitaminic and MP3.com are the biggest promoters of music […]
Kurt Kurasaki (nickname: Peff) asked me to compose a piece of music for the CD-rom/book ‘Power Tools for Reason 2.5’ which Kurt is writing at the moment. That song became Grrrroove.
On the 14th & 15th of June 2003 Ableton Live 2.0 was demonstrated by me at the Novotel, Rotterdam during the VSTdays2003. For this fair I also composed a special song, called Fonk, using Ableton Live.
For Click Sounds, a project created by marketing company Click Communicatie, I have composed two tracks. Plus additional consultancy work (advice on how to use Logic and MIDI in their setups).
For the 3rd time the 2-days music-fair VSTdays will be organized. On the 14th & 15th of June 2003 I will demostrate the innovative software Ableton Live 2.0 during the VSTdays at the Novotel, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.