Part 1: Intro & Basics 1. Preamble: Writing for the virtual orchestra is an art that has come a long way in the last two decades or so. With the advances in computer hardware, sequencing software, MIDI and instrument sampling, it’s now easier than ever to create astonishingly professional sounding orchestral music using readily-available tools, even for the beginner. Although …
Part 1 Intro & Basics Continued 6. Section Review: Choir More than any other group, the human voice is often omitted from discussions about orchestration and composition for large ensembles. It is rarely considered part of the orchestra, and indeed, one often neglects to think of the voice as a musical instrument at all despite it being the eldest and …
In this free video tutorial, I give a detailed walk through of how to use the Chorder found within the Note FX included in Studio One 4.
Microsoft Windows has been the world’s number one operating system for almost 30 years – it runs on everything from desktop PCs, laptops, tablets, phones, ATM machines, electronic billboards and many other devices. Because of its ubiquity, there are an enormous combination of hardware settings, system settings and audio settings available that can affect how Studio One will run on …
I just finished orchestrating the theme song for this years Global Youth Leaders Conference in Kassel, Germany 2018. The title of the track, and the theme of the conference, is “Pass It On” Check out more about the event at http://youth.adventist.org/GYLC
This macro is super-useful for tempo mapping in studio one. It splits an event at every bar for your entire song. Easy Way: Download the macro here: https://mega.nz/#!XF8RDagQ!KOFzNbs8eJRdDYusNtdEPqkfn_VuiWf4bNdUXiJNU2M Then move the file to your macro folder. On windows, it’s C:\Users\Documents\Studio One\Macros Done! Hard way: Alternatively, if you want to get a bit more control over the inner-workings of the code …
A song I produced back in April has been released on iTunes and Spotify. “Human”, a song about homelessness, was written by Danny Dempsey and sung by Gillian Walsh All proceeds from sales are being donated to homeless charities including #HomesweetHome, #ICHHDublin , #MyNameIs and #EndHomelesssnessNow Stream it here on Spotify!
Just finished orchestrating a new piece of music – a short piece for piano and orchestra. Peter from Costa Rica on the piano. Check it out!
I contributed some orchestrations for the latest album “Treasure” by the Christian faith band “Deep Renewal”. Check it out here!
The very talented lyre player John Billing recently come to the studio to record a full album of Bach’s music. John recorded a selection of Bach’s music on his hand-made renaissance lyre, which is an ancient instrument shaped and played like a small harp. Check out John at his website for his tour and teaching schedules: http://www.johnlyre.co.uk/ …
I recently featured as a guest pianist on a new album by Nemo James- a folk singer/songwriter from Croatia. I also contributed some orchestrations. The album is called “Special Days”, and you can listen here! http://www.nemojames.com/albums/special-days
Just finished writing an orchestral part for a new song by the French band “Lucy, Raquel and Me”. The song is titled “Millions Out There”. Check out the track here!
Just finished a recording session with singer / guitarist Niamh Langan. She recorded two songs in the red room recording studio. Check it out!
A short film I scored recently will be included in the New York City Independent Film Festival. “Instafamous”, directed by Yunxin Hu, will be shown at the Producers Club, Theater G, 44th Street, New York on the 7th of May at 4:15. It’s a film about some of the pernicious aspects of social media. In the directors own words: We construct …
Anni-Wilton Jones of Claremorris Community Radio popped round to the studio to interview me about my work and my music recently. The first part of that interview will be broadcast this Saturday the 5th of March at 7pm. It was a lot of fun and we ended up having a great conversation! The link to listen live is http://ccr946.ie/
Great work going on at One Difference, a charity that provides clean drinking water to some of the most remote parts of Africa. Check out their Christmas appeal for which I arranged & produced the music. More here: www.onedifference.org
Just finished orchestrating a piano piece written by Australian composer Daxter Yeo. Have a listen to the collaboration below!
Just wrote a short cue for psychological suspense film “Antrum”, by director David Amito. This track features the voice of Alicia Fricker. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9213244/
Just wrote two very short music clips for Chicago-based theatre company and streaming service, Stagecloud. Have a listen! Watch live theatrical performances from around the world at http://www.stagecloudtheater.com/
I recently played piano on an upcoming album by Carbon City Lights. This track is called “How It Feels To Be In Love” Have a listen! More info and updates @ http://carboncitylights.com/