Hope Coalition

Just finished writing a short piece to accompany a promo video for the Hope Coalition: a Minnesota-based non profit fighting to end child abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence. Listen here!   More info here: http://hope-coalition.org/  

Studio One Expert

Rather than continuing to publish articles here that noone reads, I’ve instead become a team member at Studio One Expert, where I write tutorial articles, news and reviews on Digital Audio related things. Studio One Expert Studio One Expert: Meet The Team My Articles

Collab With Jazz Vocalist Mercedes Nicole

Just embarked on a new collaboration project with Seattle-based jazz singer Mercedes Nicole and her quartet. Here is the first song we worked on- “Touching the Sky”   “An extraordinary vocal jazz stylist and interpreter of standards, blues, original compositions, and New Gospel music, Ms. Nicole brings her unique personality and vocal quality to her performances. Her rich, expressive voice …

The Last Storm

Read a short story written by my good friend- author and linguistic gymnast Eva Duncan Álvarez. It was inspired (allegedly) by my soundtrack to the film “Umformung: The Transformation”     So many dusty volumes had been written about sacrifice, and so long had the sage preached about it during his youth, and yet he only understood its meaning in the …

Maynooth University Orchestra Premiere New Work

The Maynooth University Orchestra performed the premiere of my Partita for String Orchestra yesterday (26 April 2015). They also premiered a work by Niall Tormey and Tom Cullivans Violin Concerto. It was a marvelous concert, played by very talented musicians under the expert baton of Sebastien Petiet. It was an true honour to be a part of it. Well done to …

Understanding Audio Setup in Studio One

The audio setup dialogue is where you’ll configure your audio hardware. Here you can set options for sound card, sample rate, bit depth, multicore processing and many other useful settings. Audio Device Here you will choose which soundcard you want to use with Studio One. You may use either an internal sound driver, or an external audio interface if you …

Calderdale Live TV sound effects

I recently designed some sound effects for Calderdale Live TV. It includes logo reveal audio and various other bits and pieces of sound design. Check it out! http://calderdalelive.tv/

Music for New Interactive Story

Some music of mine is to be included in the new video game / interactive story “Citadel of Shadows” It’s a psychological horror / mystery title. Have a listen!  

Bussing in Studio One

Bussing simply means routing audio from one or more tracks to an “auxiliary” track in order to process them as a single unit. Think of it as putting an audio signal on a “bus”, to send it from one place to another. For instance, if you wanted to put a reverb on 10 different tracks, you might use bussing. Rather …

How to use Audio Bend in Studio One

Audio Bend is similar to Elastic Audio in Pro Tools or Audio Warp in Cubase: it’s a way of bending, stretching and molding audio around in time without affecting the pitch. It is very useful for manipulating an out-of-time performance or can be used creatively to achieve brand new sounds.   First, click the Audio Bend icon to show the …

Track Organization in Studio One

If you often find yourself working on projects that wind up having 30+ tracks in them, you’ll more than likely need some way or organizing the project into more manageable chunks. Happily, Studio One makes this extremely easy.   As a composer specializing in classical music,  I often find myself writing extremely large orchestral scores with 50 or more tracks. …