https://soundcloud.com/earthpages/avanti I've been working on this for a while. The past few days it's been a mastering exercise, which I actually like more than composing. I tried a popular commercial demo (Ozone 8) for mastering but its presets never really made this sound right, and it was too resource heavy to be of any real... Continue Reading →
https://soundcloud.com/dedrokstarz/plastic-bags-fix-mix Duh... I mixed the first one with my computer EQ boosted around the voice level (to hear an old movie). This morning I realized the error, which made "plastic bags" a bit quieter than intended. Here's a quick fix. I'll leave the first one because sometimes my fixes turn out not as good as... Continue Reading →
https://soundcloud.com/dedrokstarz/plastic-bags goofing around with some freeware...
https://soundcloud.com/mike-clark-124/firebrand This is a pretty old tune that I originally sang. The first recording was done in the late 1980s / early 1990s on a Fostex 4-track tape with a Yamaha mini keys keyboard, an Ibanez digital delay and a couple of foot pedals. Despite the limited tech, the end result was pretty good. (I... Continue Reading →
One of the best freeware sites for VST FX. I use NastyDLA mkII (a digital delay that works with audio and midi files) often. I've compared it to some of the big boys and imo it's every bit as good. Much lighter on resources too. Source: Downloads
Hard to believe this is free! Just checked it out and it works great in Reaper. Grab it while it's free. https://youtu.be/x9jB9DjecCw
https://soundcloud.com/earthpages/hymn-for-the-earth Here's a little jingle i wrote years ago in india... originally for guitar. i've tried different versions over the years. this one is influenced a bit by david bowie.. specifically, i was thinking of bowie while doing the little drummer boy rat-a-tat snare on my midi keyboard. i forgot to humanize the kick drum,... Continue Reading →
https://soundcloud.com/dedrokstarz/orion-s_belt A tune I've been working on over the past few days. More like a sketch than a finished product. Might add a bit more something to it. Not sure just what yet... maybe some distant talking with the ol' telephone wire FX. We'll see...
https://soundcloud.com/dedrokstarz/back-on-the-train-2 Here's a tune I wrote back in the 80s! My partner had just moved out and this creative outlet started spouting all sorts of tunes. So... it's young, not too sophisticated... but part of me. I might do a version with real guitar. The guitar sounds here are from VST plugins. I love to... Continue Reading →