Thursday, January 30, 2014

Calderones voyage back



Jan Hammer inspired song..

I had hard time getting the soulfree quantized timing right. It is not in thirds or quarters. It was a funky mix of both.. 

The beginning bass happened by accident. I was playing with Wasp XL synth (part of FLstudio)
and delay FX.. The combination produced the Jan Hammer sounding looming bass in the background..

 The project is made with FLstudio 11.04: (opens also with later versions probably)

http://forum.image-line.com/viewtopic.php?f=100&t=110933

The FLP file for the song is at:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/lf2v5q0b68j5d4c/17%20Calderones%20voyage%20back.zip


It uses:

NI Kore player

http://www.native-instruments.com/index.php?id=koreplayerdl

 Synth1 by Ichiro Toda:

 http://www.kvraudio.com/product/synth1-by-ichiro-toda/details

 Firebird by Tone 2

http://www.tone2.com/html/firebird_vsti_vst_synthesizer_1.html

Monday, January 27, 2014

Roll Credits



Like name implies todays song is intended to be instrumental at the end of a movie.


The project is made with FLstudio 11.04: (opens also with later versions probably)

http://forum.image-line.com/viewtopic.php?f=100&t=110933

The FLP file for the song is at:

 https://www.dropbox.com/s/kjdtr7bqplxr3r5/16%20Roll%20Credits.zip

It uses: 

GTG Jupiter 6 emulation at :

http://www.gtgsynths.com/plugins.htm

  Synth1 by Ichiro Toda:

 http://www.kvraudio.com/product/synth1-by-ichiro-toda/details

SFZ - soundfont player :

http://www.cakewalk.com/Download/sfz.aspx

That uses strings from Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra by Mattias Westlund
that you can download at:
 
http://sso.mattiaswestlund.net/download.html

The SSO is also used by 2 instances of Directwave. (Playing Timpani in seperated stereo channels)

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Martyred


 Back to songs with Vocals:

 The project is made with FLstudio 11.04: (opens also with later versions probably)

http://forum.image-line.com/viewtopic.php?f=100&t=110933

The FLP file for the song is at:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ufcfrwbdwp6npo2/15%20Martyred.zip

It uses:

Minisynth beta that will be free for who have bought FLstudio: 

http://www.image-line.com/documents/news.php?entry_id=1390169237&title=minisynth-beta

  Synth1 by Ichiro Toda:

 http://www.kvraudio.com/product/synth1-by-ichiro-toda/details

 Firebird by Tone 2

http://www.tone2.com/html/firebird_vsti_vst_synthesizer_1.html


Martyred
******

Chained to this life
through this mortal coil of mine
I go through the days
in a non believing haze

Is this really me
on this cross
just you and me

martyred

just a sacrifice

Is God playing games
does he know the way we hurt
on these dark and twisted days
in this dim and scary maze

Is this really me
on this cross
just you and me

martyred

just a sacrifice

Down on our knees
we are begging
begging please
for a little short relief
from these things
that we can feel

Is this really me
on this cross
just you and me

martyred

just a sacrifice

Once I was a boy
innocent and young
then I fell from grace
now I trod down here

(repeat)

The whip crack is from:

http://www.stoutman.com/faq.php


Saturday, January 25, 2014

Crockett & Tubbs


Todays song is instrumental: 

It is a little tricky to open. For some reason the SFforzando plugin and SFZ soundfont
player together lock the computer. Way around that is to press CTRL ALT DEL and
go to the processes. Once there. kill the illbridge instance and that should open the project.
Or replace the strings with something else.

The sforzando plugin plays bass strings from the same soundfont orcehstra that
I use with sfz (LINK LATER). You have to reload it each time you open the song because
it crashes in the start (that is why you have to kill the illbridge instance).

Well. Maybe it wont crash for other computers.. But on mine windows 7 64 bit it does.

 The project is made with FLstudio 11.04: (opens also with later versions probably)

http://forum.image-line.com/viewtopic.php?f=100&t=110933

The FLP file for the song is at:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/fzfn8nryqmh0s47/14%20Crockett%20%26%20Tubbs.zip

It uses:

  Synth1 by Ichiro Toda:

 http://www.kvraudio.com/product/synth1-by-ichiro-toda/details

Sforzando by Plogue:


http://www.plogue.com/products/sforzando/

SFZ - soundfont player :

http://www.cakewalk.com/Download/sfz.aspx

That uses strings from Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra by Mattias Westlund
that you can download at:
 
http://sso.mattiaswestlund.net/download.html

 Firebird by Tone 2

http://www.tone2.com/html/firebird_vsti_vst_synthesizer_1.html


It also uses a discontinued string synth called Valo that I can not find online anymore.


You can replace that with synth strings of your choice..

Friday, January 24, 2014

Dancing


I have been less inspired this week.. A lot of stress and bad sleep.. Although I had bad
sleep in November too.. Yet I made a lot of stuff back then.. I feel like I have been more
critical of myself lately.. It is hard to make songs when you are critical of your self..

Here is a very soul free song that was born out of weird very soulful influences.

 First I was making a 80es sounding song once again. Then, somewhere in between,
Image line relased the new "mini synth", I was playing with it a lot. I like it.
But somehow I just could not "feel it".

The song would not resolve. Then yesterday we watched Miami Vice that featured Bob
 marleys "Jamming". .

This morning I woke up with it in my head.. I started singing it on the top of the song.
My wife said. How about "Dancing".. So I ran with it..

The dance styles bit was inspired by the Blues Brothers I saw with my wife last night.

It BLEW ME AWAY. I was crying through the performances. Just.. So much raw
emotion in that movie.. The dancing styles bit was probably inspired by Ray Charles
singing "Shake your tailfeather" on the blues brothers..

Heck. I just googled dancing styles on wiki and used what fit that part.. :D Thus
they were all hip hop dancing styles, cause they came first..

I know my music is soul free and has none of that feel.. But.. So be it..

So here it is. My quantified, soul free, Jan Hammer, reggae, blues inspired "Dancing"..

 The project is made with FLstudio 11.04: (opens also with later versions probably)

http://forum.image-line.com/viewtopic.php?f=100&t=110933

The FLP file for the song is at:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xw8y7oe83p4qkkl/13%20Dancing.zip

It uses:

GTG Jupiter 6 emulation at :

http://www.gtgsynths.com/plugins.htm

  Synth1 by Ichiro Toda:

 http://www.kvraudio.com/product/synth1-by-ichiro-toda/details

Minisynth beta that will be free for who have bought FLstudio: 


http://www.image-line.com/documents/news.php?entry_id=1390169237&title=minisynth-beta

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Waves




Back to instrumental..

The project is made with FLstudio 11.04: (opens also with later versions probably)

http://forum.image-line.com/viewtopic.php?f=100&t=110933

The FLP file for the song is at:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9g7sji52vtnhts5/10%20Waves.zip

It uses:

GTG Jupiter 6 emulation at :

http://www.gtgsynths.com/plugins.htm

  Synth1 by Ichiro Toda:

 http://www.kvraudio.com/product/synth1-by-ichiro-toda/details

SFZ - soundfont player :

http://www.cakewalk.com/Download/sfz.aspx

That uses strings from Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra by Mattias Westlund
that you can download at:
 
http://sso.mattiaswestlund.net/download.html


Magix Independence free:

  http://pro.magix.com/en/independence/independence-free.1013.html


 Tunefish VST:

http://www.tunefish-synth.com/?action=download

Friday, January 17, 2014

And moon is harsh mistress


Here is a little more modern sounding song.

It was inspired by interview with FLstudio poweruser Savant who was singing the
praise of Harmor synthesizer that comes with FLstudio..

It inspired me to go back to it.. What I did was.. I used TS404 synth that comes with
FLstudio and made a sample of one of the preset bass apreggios.. Then I took that and
transported it into harmor as a image. Now.. Once.. I was in harmor.. It was easy
peasy to make the rather dull sounding TS404 patch to sound disorted and heavy..

The song almost took another direction when I sampled TS 404 for the half time
part. I sampled it accidentally in F instead of C.. So when I played it that part was
playing in C#.. It kind a worked.. but I decided not to do that.. And kept the base
chords the same.. But because of that the harmor playing the bass part in half time
part plays it from c instead of a.. (transposed up 3 notes)

Then I wrote some melodies and came up with the story of "robot boy".. :D

Moon is harsh mistress
*************************

Robot (repeat)

i push the buttons
all day long
feeling something
somethings is wrong
like i should not be like this
i guess i miss your kiss

Robot
I am just a robot
Robot
I am just a robot
Robot
I am just a robot boy

Robot
I am just a robot
Robot
I am just a robot
Robot
I am just a robot boy

Robot
I am just a robot
Robot
I am just a robot
Robot
I am just a robot boy

i am like the catcher in the rye
there is no purpose in my life
I am holding on to hope
but my faith is going broke

Robot

Robot
I am just a robot boy

I am just shooting from the hip
like a grown up kid
I am looking out for you
but you are in the moon

and moon
is harsh
mistress

and moon
is harsh
mistress

I am trying to build a rocket
but I fear that it is too late
you are princess in the moon
and i am robot that is the fate

who am i to argue what the fate
has planned for us
this is final countdown
i am coming like it or not

8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Robot
I am just a Robot
Robot
I am just a robot boy

Robot
I am just a Robot
Robot
I am just a robot boy

and moon
is harsh
mistress

and moon
is harsh
mistress

Robot

Robot
I am just a robot boy

and moon
is harsh
mistress

and moon
is harsh
mistress

and moon
is harsh
mistress

--

The project is made with FLstudio 11.04: (opens also with later versions probably)

http://forum.image-line.com/viewtopic.php?f=100&t=110933

The FLP file for the song is at:


https://www.dropbox.com/s/1u452k5y5rmdznd/9%20And%20moon%20is%20harsh%20mistress.zip

It uses:

GTG Jupiter 6 emulation at :

http://www.gtgsynths.com/plugins.htm

  Synth1 by Ichiro Toda:

 http://www.kvraudio.com/product/synth1-by-ichiro-toda/details


Firebird by Tone 2

http://www.tone2.com/html/firebird_vsti_vst_synthesizer_1.html

SFZ - soundfont player :

http://www.cakewalk.com/Download/sfz.aspx

That uses strings from Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra by Mattias Westlund
that you can download at:
 
http://sso.mattiaswestlund.net/download.html

  Trancedrive by Maik Menz:

http://www.kvraudio.com/product/trancedrive_by_maik_menz


It also uses a discontinued string synth called Valo that I can not find online anymore.


You can replace that with synth strings of your choice..

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Sexual anorexic


Here is a really weird song I came up with.

I have been thinking of the term "sexual anorexic" since yesterday..

Meaning someone who can not have romantic sex.. That is not me.. But
I thought it sounds cool..

Then I started making a song today and out came a Waltz.. :D I guess
due to my heavy exposure to music of Leonard Cohen.. "Take this Waltz"
especially..  Then I jumped into a NIN like rock from there.. :D I kind a like it..

Sexual anorexic
***************

Its cold
its dark
I am broke
I am starved..

There is no moon
there is no stars
just this cold
cold waltz..

And it disturbs me
the way I feel
this cold waltz
it fucks me up, but I get none..

Anorexic..
I am sexual anorexic..

Anorexic..
I am sexual anorexic..

I bought a dream
from a whore
a dream of sex
now it burns me..

And it disturbs me
the way I feel
this cold waltz
it fucks me up, but I get none..

Anorexic..
I am sexual anorexic..

Anorexic..
I am sexual anorexic..

Anorexic..
I am sexual anorexic..

--
The project is made with FLstudio 11.04: (opens also with later versions probably)

http://forum.image-line.com/viewtopic.php?f=100&t=110933

The FLP file for the song is at:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/spmmdctmhwkejbx/8%20Sexual%20anorexic.zip


It uses:

GTG Jupiter 6 emulation at :

http://www.gtgsynths.com/plugins.htm

  Synth1 by Ichiro Toda:

 http://www.kvraudio.com/product/synth1-by-ichiro-toda/details


Magix Independence free:

  http://pro.magix.com/en/independence/independence-free.1013.html

Firebird by Tone 2

http://www.tone2.com/html/firebird_vsti_vst_synthesizer_1.html

SFZ - soundfont player :

http://www.cakewalk.com/Download/sfz.aspx

That uses strings from Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra by Mattias Westlund
that you can download at:
 
http://sso.mattiaswestlund.net/download.html

There is also a instance of directwave that uses the strings..

The vocals use  Luxonix lfx-1310:

http://luxonix.com/lfx.html

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Winter day


My 80es trip continues.



 Winter day
***********

winter day
i can see the waves
rolling in

winter day
i wonder how youve been

i remember you
and me

It really
no longer
matters..

like a fool i still
search you on this beach

like a fool i still wonder what
could have been

as the waves spray salt
on my
dreams

winter day
i can see the waves
rolling in

winter day
i wonder how youve been

i remember you
and me

why did i fall out of grace

away from your warm embrace

i remember you
and me

it really no longer
matters

like a fool i still
search you on this beach

like a fool i still wonder what
could have been

as the waves spray salt
on my
dreams

winter day
i can see the waves
rolling in

winter day
i wonder how youve been

i remember you
and me

it really no longer
matters

cause my heart is
broken and tattered

why did i fall out of grace

away from your warm embrace

i remember you
and me

winter day
i can see the waves
rolling in

winter day
i wonder how youve been

i remember you
and me

--

The project is made with FLstudio 11.04: (opens also with later versions probably)


http://forum.image-line.com/viewtopic.php?f=100&t=110933

The FLP file for the song is at:

 https://www.dropbox.com/s/dii9ueze18m5jjy/12%20Winter%20day.zip

It uses:

GTG Jupiter 6 emulation at :

http://www.gtgsynths.com/plugins.htm


  Synth1 by Ichiro Toda:

 http://www.kvraudio.com/product/synth1-by-ichiro-toda/details

There is a instance of DSK indian dreams but it is not used.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Bring back the Vice



The project is made with FLstudio 11.04: (opens also with later versions probably)


http://forum.image-line.com/viewtopic.php?f=100&t=110933

The FLP file for the song is at:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/cslbcy28onkbsmt/11%20VICE.zip

It uses:

  Synth1 by Ichiro Toda:

 http://www.kvraudio.com/product/synth1-by-ichiro-toda/details

Piano one by Magic:

http://www.kvraudio.com/product/piano-one-by-sound-magic 

Magix Independence free:

  http://pro.magix.com/en/independence/independence-free.1013.html



DSK guitar steel:

http://www.dskmusic.com/dsk-guitars-steel/

I made a simple video for it using some old family vacation videos from Florida.




Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Pop Orchestra


The project is made with FLstudio 11.04: (opens also with later versions probably)

http://forum.image-line.com/viewtopic.php?f=100&t=110933

The FLP file for the song is at:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hinhikzsj464pf6/7%20Pop%20Orchestra.zip


It uses:

Martinic Combo model V:

 http://www.martinic.com/combov/


There is one instance of vst called valo for strings but I do not know where to find it anymore.
It used to be at KVR. You can replace that with string patch of your choice..

Firebird by Tone 2

http://www.tone2.com/html/firebird_vsti_vst_synthesizer_1.html

  Synth1 by Ichiro Toda:

 http://www.kvraudio.com/product/synth1-by-ichiro-toda/details

Piano one by Magic:

http://www.kvraudio.com/product/piano-one-by-sound-magic 

Magix Independence free:

  http://pro.magix.com/en/independence/independence-free.1013.html


SFZ - soundfont player :

http://www.cakewalk.com/Download/sfz.aspx

That uses strings from Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra by Mattias Westlund
that you can download at:
 
http://sso.mattiaswestlund.net/download.html


Cellofan:

http://soundkeysvst.free.fr/

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Circus theme



Kyle needed circus theme so I made one..

The project is made with FLstudio 11.04: (opens also with later versions probably)

http://forum.image-line.com/viewtopic.php?f=100&t=110933

The FLP file for the song is at:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/qk1mfjjfzuwhd3g/2%20Circus.zip

It uses:

DSK Asian dreams:

http://www.dskmusic.com/dsk-asian-dreamz/

Firebird by Tone 2

http://www.tone2.com/html/firebird_vsti_vst_synthesizer_1.html


SFZ - soundfont player :

http://www.cakewalk.com/Download/sfz.aspx

That uses strings from Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra by Mattias Westlund
that you can download at:
 
http://sso.mattiaswestlund.net/download.html

  Synth1 by Ichiro Toda:

 http://www.kvraudio.com/product/synth1-by-ichiro-toda/details

  Piano one by Magic:

 http://www.kvraudio.com/product/piano-one-by-sound-magic 

 Tunefish VST:(the instance is not used..)

http://www.tunefish-synth.com/?action=download

There is one instance of vst called valo for strings but I do not know where to find it anymore.
It used to be at KVR. You can replace that with string patch of your choice.. 

I remember you



Happy new year!

The songs to Kyle series continues.

The project is made with FLstudio 11.04: (opens also with later versions probably)

http://forum.image-line.com/viewtopic.php?f=100&t=110933

The FLP file for the song is at:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/kjej9airhwfpcmf/1%20I%20remember%20you.zip

It uses:


Cellofan:


http://soundkeysvst.free.fr/


DSK Asian dreams:

http://www.dskmusic.com/dsk-asian-dreamz/

Firebird by Tone 2

http://www.tone2.com/html/firebird_vsti_vst_synthesizer_1.html