Have you opened your eyes and ears lately to
what can be done to build a sonic arsenal for you to infiltrate the
hearts and minds of the people? It used to take years to build up
weaponry, training, BORING jobs. Then came the first virtual plug ins,
slow heavy and sounded like sh*t. Not anymore. Then came Reason still a
force to be reckoned with.
Now the virtual fighting machines are everywhere and as good as the
But what has opened my eyes, and should open yours is one word:
“Torrent”.Do you need to earn thousands of pounds to acquire these weapons. No.
the playing field is now LEVEL.
All you need now is a powerful computer, you don’t even need to buy a
Mac anymore: “Jas”.
If you burn with rage and passion to make music, build the flesh and
bones of an athletic PC. But before you do search the virus storm on
the Internet for the two quoted words. That’s all you need and the rest
will unfold for you before your eyes.
Now you can compete with the rich and famous without the riches. Let
the games begin…
The amazing fact is, I’ve had Reason for a few years, but never really used it much.
Maybe I couldn’t coax the Martian sound I wanted out of it before, which may explain why.
Now I’m starting to use it and “push” it. Just for drums I have a Parametric eq and scream on every sample, plus it’s own mixer.
A Vocoder and a merger is already there to add further experiments in Electro surgery.
That’s before even any other effects have been added. So it begins to take some life and spreads across the visual sound stage in my head.
Once it starts that, it’s usable, and the drums are my own, designed from scratch.
Still not hit that feeling of The One bassline, but that’s always a search the Hunter has to be patient for.
However many days, weeks, months it takes, you wait for that shot and you don’t take a lesser kill….
The tools I‘ve had for so long but barely used for electro and the electronic side of music,
Are now going to be the mainstay of production for a while. The use of the Cv and gate inputs and outputs are something I’m really going to explore, something that only
Analogue gear has anymore, so it can do things the real world can’t.
Going to attempt not to use my old sounds and make all brand new , a hard task considering I have some
very good sounds from the last 13 or so years. Still wish my Roland and Novation were here, but they’re packed up tight waiting
for my return. Very good sounds from the Roland, strong, strong filters, yet an under rated piece of kit.
Still want to try and get some valve kit to run it all through, to take away the digital edge.
But the mammoth task begins of programming sounds begins, which always took me a long time.
So much searching, searching for that sound that speaks to you. Very hard to just make those by design.
So hours, days weeks of hard graft ahead. But I won’t settle for weak soundscapes, as there is competition to destroy and
Points to prove to many people across the world.
You’ll hear the demos as they come fast and loose….
Till next time…
The Ghost That Walks