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Mar 21 2012
This is a song I’ve been working on ever since I switched to Renoise, but the last components didn’t really fall into place until very recently. It’s a trance tune with some influences from the goa trance scene (though far more western). I had a lot of fun with it and it’s been a rewarding project. But there is such a thing as hanging around too long. So this past weekend, I went through and wrapped it up. Check it out, I think you’ll like it.
Meanwhile, Renoise 2.8 just came out with a bunch of new features. And here I am with already a half dozen ideas in my mind.
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Feb 25 2012
I’m happy to report that we finally have a new website. The back-end of the old site was a bit dated, an old installation of Drupal that hadn’t been updated in almost 6 years. It was about time for an upgrade. So now we’re running a shiny new engine, and it should be better for everyone around.
It’s going to take us a while to import some of our old posts, but we’ll get them up here. We’ll at least get the productions uploaded. In the meantime, you can at least
Jan 15 2012
It took 3rd place at The Ultimate Meeting, 2011
Sep 14 2010
This short little tune was the one I made for our 4k intro “Bait” which we entered @ Assembly 2010. Ultimately, we decided to go with Coplan’s tune for the intro which is thematically *much* better for an intro with a story about a giant alien space station that eats planets. But I thought I should release this anyways.
It’s 100% 4klang http://4klang.untergrund.net/ which is an amazing little piece of software. It’s my first real go at using this thing, so I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. Get the .4kp file from http://www.fulcrum-demo.org/ if you want to hear this thing. Otherwise hunt and poke around as I pretty much just used the presets.
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Sep 12 2010
Packard : 3:04
Greetz to fulcrum peeps.
I guess I got inspired by a really great sounding DSK VSTis (http://rekkerd.org/dsk-vsti/). There are some super gems in there. My favs are the Analog Matrix and the Asian Dreamz which I somehow managed to combine into this tune.
I’m really super happy at how this turned out, using a Chinese Pipa in the second half really breathed something into this when I got stuck trying to figure out what to do. As soon as I added that instrument, the rest of the song literally fell together.
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Sep 12 2010
Eketorp : 3:36
note:if you want to listen to this in MT2 (*and* you happen to have all the VST(i)s, you have to turn arpegiation off in z3ta+ #5, no idea why it won’t stay off…).
Anyways, I cooked up this little old-skool demo-style tune for seven and our upcoming demo. The focus was on a nice traditional demo-scene style tune, with fast beats, funky bases, over the top synth leads and the rest. But I had to keep it short and sweet to fit within the lenght of the demo.
Came out better than I hoped, plus it has a nice updated sound which I’m happy about.
Other features: first tune that I really spent any time messing around with VSTs for effects. I have a distortion VST, a chorus, a compressor, some other stuff.
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Aug 07 2010
Well, here’s the Bait 4K we released at Assembly 2010. Too bad the soundsystem at the compo mangled the music pretty bad :( Still, I’m quite happy about the progress we made. It’s the first production that I don’t want to change much after the release. Be warned, it needs a pretty heavy videocard (raymarching, yes).
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Jan 20 2010
This song has quite a few firsts in it. It is the first finished song using both my SammichSID and Ableton Live. It is also the first song after the birth of my son. I entitled it Hello World for those very reasons. Sort of a triple meaning I suppose. I always like to epic inspiring titles but I think this one fits just as well. Hard to believe I have not released a song since 2007 but I hope this is the start of many more! To that end, I will admit that I was a bit eager to release this one. I could have continued to tinker but I think it is good where it is and I want to see if I can keep my creative juices flowing. Besides, it is easy to tinker on songs ad infinitum and that is not necessarily a good thing. In any case, I hope you find the song as enjoyable as it was to create. If not, well, that is ok too.
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