Grand Piano

by Ruben on March 16th, 2015 Leave a comment »

Rap

by Ruben on March 15th, 2015 Leave a comment »

Back Online…

by Ruben on March 7th, 2015 Leave a comment »

Re-installing WordPress got our site back online, but it is very well possible that some things got broken because of missing data from the previous installation. Please let me know when you spot any missing images, audio or notice any other errors on the site. Unfortunately our website was not the only thing that broke down. My only […]

Inevitable Defeat

by Ruben on December 29th, 2014 Leave a comment »

So, Angelique set me up with this little “challenge” or “assignment” in which I got only 24 hours to create a piece of music depicting an outnumbered medieval army that was about to face certain defeat…

My thoughts on creating your own sounds

by Ruben on October 6th, 2014 Leave a comment »

Every once in a while, someone in my little circle of friends and acquaintances comes along that says: “I never use presets, real artists make their own sounds.” The short version of my thoughts on that: bollocks!

Open Minded 2 (Omnidextrous Dub)

by Ruben on August 10th, 2014 1 comment »

Webmaster of Starink World, Andreas Heinz, posted some of his own compositions in the Ed Starink Facebook Group about 5 weeks ago. There were some interesting tracks in there, some of which were great compositions, but lacking a melody.

Oceano (Roberto Cacciapaglia Cover)

by Ruben on August 3rd, 2014 Leave a comment »

After our previous little project, Angelique and I decided to “practice” a bit by covering an existing piano/orchestra piece. We choose “Oceano” by Roberto Cacciapaglia (because my mother provided Angelique with the sheet music).

Even Months Only

by Ruben on June 28th, 2014 Leave a comment »

This is a little fun experiment in creating a song together with Angelique. I’ve known her for about 13 years now but just recently found out that she still plays the piano pretty well.

Strictly Personal (Ed Starink Cover)

by Ruben on June 15th, 2014 Leave a comment »

Another track for my planned “Ed Starink Greatest volume 1” compilation.  This is the fourth track I sort of finished, but it was actually the first track I started working on and got the entire Ed Starink Greatest “project” running.

World (Ed Starink Cover)

by Ruben on June 14th, 2014 Leave a comment »

My third cover for my little Ed Starink Greatest “project”.

The Wave Song (Ed Starink Cover)

by Ruben on June 9th, 2014 Leave a comment »

This is the second song I finished in a planned larger series of Ed Starink Covers. Visit the Ed Starink Wiki to hear the original and find out on which albums it appeared.

Mephisto’s Garden (G.I.R.L. Cover)

by Ruben on February 23rd, 2014 Leave a comment »

Some time ago, I promised a Facebook friend to cover one of his old tracker creations. Took me a while to actually get to it, but here it is. The original is a composition by Dave Brink, aka G.I.R.L., who made it with some tracker program a long time ago. I took the most identifiable […]

I paid for it!

by Ruben on September 5th, 2013 Leave a comment »

This piece is about the ridiculous rules and regulations in the Netherlands. I don’t know about the rules in other countries and to be honest, I don’t care… I have an MP3 recorder/player I use for my work as a radio DJ to record interviews and live performances (with permission). The price of the recorder included “private copying levy”, […]

Roland E-30

by Ruben on August 29th, 2013 Leave a comment »

Another one of my very first keyboard. This was actually my first mid-range keyboard that I actually had to save some money for before I could buy it. Before that, I’ve only been buying cheapo mini-size Casio toys to play with. Been using this keyboard to create quite some tunes, most of which have been […]

Kawai WK40

by Ruben on August 25th, 2013 Leave a comment »

I’m not entirely sure when I bought this keyboard, but I have it on photographs taken in 1988/1989. I remember that there was also a WK50 available, but that was a more expensive 5-octave model. But this keyboard is really what “started it all”. It was my very first MIDI keyboard that I could hook […]

Superman Can’t Dance With The Magic Twilight Criminal

by Ruben on August 20th, 2013 1 comment »

Another quick example of the overrated thing called “mashup”. This one was made in little over 2 hours by request of my brother. Is has the following songs mashed up together: Genesis – I Can’t Dance 2 Unlimited – The Magic Friend / Twilight Zone Eminem – Superman Michael Jackson – Smooth Criminal

Mashups Are Overrated!

by Ruben on June 27th, 2013 Leave a comment »

Okay, so I’ve been ranting around about the mashups quite a bit now, what’s my problem? Well, no problem really, I just can’t stand those people who act like they are the worlds best producer ever just because know how to click a mouse and drag audio files to the right position in their DAW. […]

Usher vs. Tears For Fears – DJ Got Us Shouting

by Ruben on June 27th, 2013 Leave a comment »

This is my final rant against the overrated non-creative thing called “mashup”. After this one, I won’t mention it again, I promise! Creating mashups is not creative, it is not “awesome”, it is not genious and people who slap mashups together are not “talented”. It’s dead easy, anyone can do it. Period.

Adele vs. Britney – Rolling One More Time

by Ruben on June 23rd, 2013 Leave a comment »

I never did a real mashup, so I though I’d give it a try. It appeared that mashups are so extremely overrated, I wasn’t even sure if I should put this online. I decided to “publish” it anyway, just to show how totally non-creative this mashup crap is.

Adele vs. Britney – Rolling It Against Me

by Ruben on June 23rd, 2013 2 comments »

I never did a real mashup, so I though I’d give it a try. It appeared that mashups are so extremely overrated, I wasn’t even sure if I should put this online. I decided to “publish” it anyway, just to show how totally non-creative this mashup crap is.

Tears For Fears – Shout (Omnidextrous Remix)

by Ruben on June 10th, 2013 Leave a comment »

More info will be added soon… or maybe never.

Telocin (Ed Starink Cover)

by Ruben on May 17th, 2013 2 comments »

Originally by Ed Starink and first one in a planned series of Ed Starink covers. (Actually the first one I finished, “Strictly Personal” is the first one I started with and got the whole idea rolling). The original track appeared on Synthesizer Spectacular vol. 4, Synthesizer Greatest volume 7 and Synthétiseur 8 – Les Plus […]

Spiral (Vangelis Cover³)

by Ruben on May 11th, 2013 Leave a comment »

In 1977, Vangelis released his epic “Spiral” album with the evenly epic title song. In 1989, Ed Starink released a cover version of this song on various synthesizer albums, most notably the successful Synthesizer Greatest series released by Arcade. In 1991, I did my own cover version on a Roland SoundCanvas, using Ed’s cover as […]

The Ecstacy of Gold

by Ruben on April 10th, 2013 Leave a comment »

No, this is NOT a cover from a song by Metallica but a cover from the ORIGINAL composition by Ennio Morricone for the movie “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”. I spend about two days on this and then I just never looked at it again. It was just another test to see if […]

John Martin – Don’t You Worry Child (Thomas-Likes-Beeps Remix)

by Ruben on April 1st, 2013 Leave a comment »

My good friend Thomas de Vries is a big fan of what I like to call “beep music”, so this was just a little ‘over the weekend’ fun experiment to create a remix with all sorts of bleeps and blops in it. Besides the ultimately annoying starting beep sound, an even more annoying “riser” effect […]