Songpack #1

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I’ve uploaded an archive of my music for easier download. This archive currently contains eighteen tracks, eight of which are no longer available anywhere else! The tracks included in this pack are:

I may well create other ‘songpacks’ for download, so keep checking back. There’ll always be a couple of exclusive tracks in each pack, so it’ll be worth your while. I hope. 🙂

Download all eighteen tracks now!

Twelve Nineteen

This one’s actually been sitting on my computer for a month or so now — I just haven’t been able to render it to wave, because my system just wasn’t fast enough. Today, though, I got a new motherboard, CPU, and RAM, and everything just purrs along, barely touching the processor. Very Happy

Anyway, about the music itself. This piece is basically me having fun with Kontakt — each of the eight instruments has fairly complex insert effect chains, a couple of send effects, and a couple of modulated group inserts, too. Smile Basically, lots of effects, for some nice sound degradation.

Because I’m still not a fan of OpenMPT’s automation handling, I managed to find a nice little workaround, that I used on a couple of instruments: I modulate various effects using the MIDI volume. This means that working with the modulation is much more immediate, and it also means that I can modulate a couple of different effects simultaneously completely independently.

The piece is, hopefully, quite fun to listen to — it was definitely fun to write. Let me know what you think!

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Evening with you

Completed: Friday, January 23, 2009 (Download)

I admit, I didn’t envisage this track going quite the way it did. 🙂 Comments and criticisms are, as always, more than welcome.

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Rebellion

Composed: Monday, October 27, 2008 (Download)

A glitchier, more off-the-beat track based around a C# pedal point. This one was fun to write, because I got to play with the various sound effect and drum kit libraries I have, and slice up some effect loops from my libraries, too.

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The call

Composed: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 (Download)

This track tells the story of a conversation between two people, with very different characters.

It also tells the story of how my musical output soars when I have lots of other work to do for university. :/

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It’s quiet at home

Composed: Friday, April 18, 2008 (Download)

I came home one afternoon really stressed out: it hadn’t been the best day, let alone the best week. The house was empty; I dumped my things and sprawled on the couch. As I sat, I realised just how soothing a few moments of quiet can be. With the opportunity to simply relax, I felt all the stress begin to fall away. This song is how I felt when it was quiet at home.

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