In case you missed it, here’s the Grandmix 2017 by Ben Liebrand as broadcasted on Radio 538 at December 31st. Happy New Year!
In the late 80s, one of my friends bought a Roland D-10. For those days (and compared to the keyboards I owned myself) this synth was sounding absolutely astounding! I could never afford a D-10 myself in those days, so I enviously and endlessly listened to the ROM demos of the D-10 from a music […]
This is absolutely my all-time favourite synth! The sounds are awesome, the design is awesome, the possibilities are awesome, everything about this synth is awesome!
This was my very first attempt at mixing EVER! In 1994 Capella released the album “U Got 2 Know” and I wanted to make a mix using the tracks on this album. The only minor obstacle in my objective was the fact that I didn’t have any mixing equipment. Duh…
One of the very many things I started but never finished. This was also a self-set challenge. Try to figure out and imitate the dreamy chord voices of 10cc’s “I’m Not In Love”. You can use this for your Karaoke party if you wish.
Chopin cover by Angelique.
Here another one of those tracks that somehow got lost on the website. Luckily it was still online on SoundCloud.
Some years ago, Angelique was visiting her family in The Netherlands during christmas. Her sister requested her to play the Toccata on some crappy Yamaha PSS keyboard (the PSS series has mini-keys). Angelique hooked it up to my MacBook running a decent Church Organ VSTi and this was the result…
Alpha-Gal is a soundtrack composed for my good Facebook friend, Dave Brink. Dave is a gifted comic-artist working on a project called “Earthling”, a comic about a vegan superhero/warrior.
While cleaning up the redesigned website, I came across a snippet of music Ruben once made to give me a little scare. It’s a “rock version” of Michael Nyman’s “The Piano”. I wanted to add this snippet to the page with my cover version, only do find out this tracks isn’t on our website at […]
Not much to report here at the moment. Angelique is re-designing the entire website, so let’s see where this will bring us.
Performed by Angelique using a not-so-great piano sample library. (Doesn’t handle the sustain pedal very well and cuts off notes.)
Somewhere in the early 90’s I bought a crappy cheap sound module by Casio, The CSM-1. It didn’t have many useful sounds, it had a fixed number of available voices on a fixed number of channels and it was basically total crap. This was the build-in factory demo, which is a cover of the song […]
Aaaaaand… yet another one of those “do-you-ever-finish-anything” tracks I spend a few days on and then never looked back. Why post it in here then? Well, because I promised Angelique I would post anything on our website that had an actual recording on our filesystem. So… Eurocops was originally composed and performed by Jan Hammer […]
Another not-too-serious addition for my Ed Starink Greatest project that will probably never happen. I came across a nice music box sounds library and thought that this melody sounded great with it. Even added some real life music box noises along with the music.
This “entry” for my Ed Starink Greatest project was actually just meant as a joke and doomed be be lost in the digital afterlife forever. But somehow Angelique managed to dig it up from its binary grave and posted it on SoundCloud.
This piece was performed straight from some very Very VERY badly copied sheet music. There was no title or any other info on the sheets. Sounds like a track straight out of the “build/buy mode” from The Sims. Anyone who recognizes this piece, please let us know!
Another piano piece by Angelique. Don’t know when it was made actually.
One Man and His Droid is a song composed/programmed by Rob Hubbard for the Commodore 64 game by the same name, released by Mastertronic in 1985. This tune was playing non-stop through the entire game.
Testing the MIDI retrofit on my grand driving a synth pad. Old meets new!
Most of the money I spend on my music hobby goes into buying virtual instruments and sound libraries while I am currently getting towards a point where I should really invest in a better system first. My 2009 MacBook is having a pretty hard time to keep up with all the stuff that is relatively […]
EuroVPS seriously f’ed up our hosting when their crappy bank held on to our payment for a little too long and their automated system had our account suspended. We had to spend our entire Saturday to have the domain point to another hosting company and move over all our data to the new location. While […]
Another great performance by Angelique using an unfortunate crappy sound library. This song was originally composed and performed by Billy Joel.
[Edit: Please note that this is a rather old post. There have been many updates of Kontakt since. I can’t assure that all the information in this post is still relevant to the current version of Kontakt!] Something I’ve been looking for on Google a lot is the dimensions I should use when designing my […]