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March 27, 2004

Music Time Again

I was playing with my new piano samples for Cubase SX, today, I think they sound alright... Take up 2.5gb on my hard-drive, so they dang well better... Download Ruby, My Dear written by Thelonious Monk, played by me.

December 9, 2003

So Sorry, Please; Take One

Been working on this solo over Bud Powell's So Sorry, Please for a couple weeks. Now I'm starting to record it and listen to the playback- this really helps me spot weak points, problems with tempo, etc.

Also made a lo-fi version just for the dialup modem users out there. Hey, actually the fidelity is quite good! So download it, already!

So Sorry, Please
So Sorry, Please lo-fi

November 18, 2003

Can't Sleep


October 20, 2003

What do you think?

Untitled 10-18-2003b.mp3

Untitled 10-17-2003a.mp3

Untitled 10-12-2003a.mp3

Actually, I am interested in pursuing all of these ideas and am just fishing for compliments. Mostly I am just playing with new instruments in Cubase and Reason, also tweaking my Korg MS2000 a bit and getting some interesting sounds out of it.

October 10, 2003

What is a grain table?

Rage Against Rave

Now with lots of added crap, but badly in need of quantizing and note-fixing. The end should have a kind of shrieking lead synth just overpowering everything, and some super-fast snare + cymbal action just to really round it out, but I will have to add that later.

It's actually pretty damn good.

Copyright; me again.

October 9, 2003


Kinda harsh, but I like it;

Rage Against Rave

Copyright; me.

October 6, 2003

New Music Threedux

A little song
A little dance
A little seltzer
Down your pants.

September 28, 2003

Laundry Fun

Wow, I just downloaded a trial copy of Steinberg Wizoo XPhraze, it is pretty swank as virtual instruments go.

For example,

this here riff...

was made in about 30 seconds (the time it took to load the program and play a descending C7 scale).


August 3, 2003

Better Off Without a Soundcard

Again, this is experimentation, folks. Thus I give you;

My Accordion AND My Bagpipes are Stuck in the Noisy Blender with John Tesh

For your listening.

July 26, 2003

More Cake

Hmm, this is interesting. Certainly not what I would call musical, but it is there anyway;

Swipesy Cakewalk