Author: Mario

808 day! Free 808 Kicks sample pack

Happy 808 day!
To celebrate this memorable drum machine day I’ve put a free samplepack online with over 120 different 808 kicks original recorded from hardware. And both original and processed through SSL hardware in combination with software clipping and distortions.
Download the package on the link below:
RAM IO Music 808 Kicks 1 Free sample pack

Article about AI and music production

I have been following developments of AI since the arrival decades ago. Since it also finds applicability in music production, I investigate the possibilities, pros and cons with a very skeptical view.

At this moment I am working for Sony Music Entertainment on a research program and I am even more involved in this area in the background.

Now there has an article been published on the Bax Music website in which I introduce the possibilities and why, despite great enthusiasm, I remain very skeptical about the application of this technology in music production. The article is in dutch only, but it can be translated well to any language.

Live studio recordings for songwriting

This is a very fine workflow I like to take for writing songs.
I record a live performance on a combination of mostly hardware and some software synths controlled by separated outboard controllers. Then clean up the recording as can be seen now in the picture below. From there one taking it to a next stage in the writing proces by writing some extra here and there.
After that I’m going on with the audio, pure sound design. And in the final stage mixing it all from the bottom up. With this approach I can manage to keep emotional expression of human performance in music, combined with modern day digital tools which give an extra creative opportunity to add flavor and expression to a track.



The recording as shown above can be listened here:


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