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[Music] Old gum tree

Nursery rhymes have recently become a much more prominent part of my day-to-day life: a not unexpected development when you have a four-month-old son. :) I don’t, however, see why they should always be quite so staid and boring — or, for that matter, distressingly cheerful. Out of these thoughts, then, came this piece — an electronic rendition of Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree, put into a minor key for fun and profit.

I should, of course, also note that Ben, Ariel, and I have our own special version of the lyrics:

Benedict sits on his daddy’s knee,
counting all the monkeys he can see.
“None! Daddy, there are none!
Daddy there are no monkeys here but me!”

You can grab and listen to it on Soundcloud, or use the embedded player and download links below.


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Creative Commons License
Old Gum Tree by Barry van Oudtshoorn is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

If you’re interested in using any of my music in your games, videos, or other multimedia productions, let me know!

Where you were: collected pieces

[Music] Where you were

This track is a melange of orchestral, trance, dance, and chip. It’s also probably my “loudest” track to date — whilst I haven’t yet managed to put a compressor on the whole thing (or use sidechain compression), I have compressed Kontakt (for the orchestral parts) and the two basses, producing a much “tighter” mix than is normal for my music.

You can grab and listen to it on Soundcloud, or use the embedded player and download links below — whichever ensures your aquatic vehicle remains buoyant.


(Download: Opus | Ogg | MP3)

Creative Commons License
Where you were by Barry van Oudtshoorn is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

If you’re interested in using any of my music in your games, videos, or other multimedia productions, let me know!

[Music] Unforgot

It’s been far too long since I published a piece of music. Part of the reason for that is that I was, for a while, without a sound-card in my computer — a problem which has since been remedied by a new Komplete Audio 6 interface. Another reason for the lack of music is that I’ve just been really busy at work — which makes it hard to come home and write music. :(

But enough with the explanations. Unforgot is a melange of dub, chillout, and orchestral styles. I actually wrote this nearly a month ago, but made a few changes at the suggestion of a friend from work. One of the changes was to make the bass much less “wobbly” — in the first version, it oscillated between the left and right channels, which sounded a bit off.

I’ve been told that all the cool kids put their music on SoundCloud now, so I’ve played the role of the compliant sheep and followed suit. To that end, you can listen to this track directly on SoundCloud. Of course, you can still grab it from here. :)


(Download: Opus | Ogg | MP3)

Creative Commons License
Unforgot by Barry van Oudtshoorn is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

If you’re interested in using any of my music in your games, videos, or other multimedia productions, let me know!