This is not mine! I was just playing with the slide show feature in Apple’s Photos application, and, when you choose the “Ken Burns” style, this is the music that plays. I Googled it with no results, and then SoundHounded it, but it came up unknown. Posting here to see if anyone knows the composer/musician.Read More Ken Burns Slideshow Soundtrack in Apple Photos
Man, I have been really inspired by the commission from Libba and Ron to create sounds for “Libba’s 11,” as I’m calling them. Very interesting project, right up my alley, as Ron asked for sounds at about a minute long– which has been about the length I’ve been doing with my voice jingles on my […]Read More New Music Like Crazy!
Productive Macs has a great promotion going on right now: 8 great Mac apps for $40. I bought it, even though I already own one of them (Default Folder)– BusyCal, Fantastical, LaunchBar each by themselves costs more than $40. Buy it here: http://www.productivemacs.com/f/7181299Read More Great Set of Mac Productivity Apps
I am so happy with iTunes Match! For the first time in my life, i feel like I have real control over my music collection, no matter what device I’m using: Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone… Such a relief! I don’t have to worry about losing music and my ratings and comments and other metadata that […]Read More Loving iTunes Match!
wow, REALLY nice video call with Deana today, via Skype! Yeah, for FREE, too! She had Twittered me to see if I was around, so we Twitter-chatted for a little while– she?s got a new phone (Sony Ericsson Walkman W200i) and wanted me to help her get some music on it. It was just a […]Read More Video Call with Deana in Holland!
Yes, FIVE freaking classes! Three of them are 1-credit-hour PowerPoint: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. The other two are BTS 161, the MS Office class. Just had first “Hybrid” class this evening, and it went really well. I think I’m definitely gonna like just one day a week on campus. Keeps us focused. Had a nice […]Read More Teaching Online! + GRACIBOOK!!! + Parallels Desktop + Social Networking
Created on my 2004 MacMini in 2007, using Mackie Tracktion v2, with 4 instances of Spectrasonics Atmosphere softsynth. Composed during a particularly inspired time in my life, while I was working with Jon Anderson (of Yes) on several voice projects. While not a lot came from my collaborations with Jon, I did get this track […]Read More Motherland
Been working on an “Electronica” piece in GarageBand… my first real foray into dance music. I mean, it’s rather upbeat, although in D minor, so not too “happy” sounding. Started from a really cool patch in Korg Legacy– um “Cell”, which is a real cool area where you combine like three different patches from the […]Read More Some Thoughts on Music Production/Composition/Software
Not feeling very Christmassy this year. The weather has been pretty cold for Corpus, and we had a Holiday party last night, but, i don’t know… just hasn’t sunk in that it’s Christmas yet. Maybe it will here on Xmas Eve at Mama’s… Maybe it’s that i’ve not bought many Xmas presents. No wrapping. M […]Read More Xmas is…