Grandmix 2017

by Ruben on December 31st, 2017 2 comments »

In case you missed it, here’s the Grandmix 2017 by Ben Liebrand as broadcasted on Radio 538 at December 31st. Happy New Year!

Roland D-5, D-10. D-20 and D-110

by Ruben on November 18th, 2017 1 comment »

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 […]

Korg M1

by Ruben on November 13th, 2017 Leave a comment »

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!

Capella Mix

by Ruben on November 12th, 2017 Leave a comment »

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…

I’m Not In Love (Unfinished 10cc Cover)

by Ruben on November 12th, 2017 Leave a comment »

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.

Andante Spianato (Chopin)

by Ruben on November 12th, 2017 Leave a comment »

Chopin cover by Angelique.

Fly Free (John Maul Cover)

by Ruben on November 12th, 2017 Leave a comment »

Here another one of those tracks that somehow got lost on the website. Luckily it was still online on SoundCloud.

Toccata And Fugue In D Minor (J.S. Bach Cover)

by Ruben on November 12th, 2017 Leave a comment »

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

by Ruben on November 12th, 2017 Leave a comment »

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.

The Piano (Michael Nyman Cover)

by Angelique Fazioli on November 6th, 2017 Leave a comment »

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 […]

Welcome to our Twisted World

by Ruben on October 29th, 2017 Leave a comment »

Not much to report here at the moment. Angelique is re-designing the entire website, so let’s see where this will bring us.

Liebeslied “Widmung” (Schumann-Liszt Cover)

by Ruben on February 12th, 2017 Leave a comment »

Performed by Angelique using a not-so-great piano sample library. (Doesn’t handle the sustain pedal very well and cuts off notes.)

Casio CSM-1

by Ruben on February 4th, 2017 Leave a comment »

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 […]

Eurocops

by Ruben on November 12th, 2016 Leave a comment »

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 […]

Onde Caressante (Music Box Version) (Ed Starink Cover)

by Ruben on October 9th, 2016 Leave a comment »

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.

Cristallin (EDM Concept) (Ed Starink Cover)

by Ruben on October 9th, 2016 Leave a comment »

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.

Unknown Piece

by Angelique Fazioli on October 9th, 2016 Leave a comment »

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!

Liebesträume No. 3 In A-Flat Major (Franz Liszt)

by Ruben on October 9th, 2016 Leave a comment »

Another piano piece by Angelique. Don’t know when it was made actually.

One Man and His Droid

by Ruben on October 9th, 2016 Leave a comment »

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.

From Where I Am (Enya Cover)

by Angelique Fazioli on October 9th, 2016 Leave a comment »

Testing the MIDI retrofit on my grand driving a synth pad. Old meets new!

Save resources by using “Multi Output” Kontakt instances

by Ruben on October 9th, 2016 Leave a comment »

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 […]

Gone and back…

by Ruben on October 9th, 2016 Leave a comment »

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 […]

Goodnight My Angel

by Ruben on May 12th, 2016 Leave a comment »

Another great performance by Angelique using an unfortunate crappy sound library. This song was originally composed and performed by Billy Joel.

Kontakt Library Wallpaper Dimensions

by Ruben on April 6th, 2015 7 comments »

[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 […]

Women…

by Ruben on April 2nd, 2015 Leave a comment »