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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 Enjoy!

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

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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

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Website maintenance

The website is currently undergoing a restyling and translation from Dutch to English. During the time of this maintenance it is possible that some content appear in Dutch and some in English. We work hard to finish this as soon as possible.

New website for Mecanik Records

Mecanik Records has recently been given a new look. In-house designer of the record label Suzanne Marije has gone creatively and developed a style that better matches with what we want to convey. Simplicity, raw, industrial. At this moment the last refinements are still taking place, but it is possible to take a look already: