:: Wednesday, March 27, 2002 ::
It's time for a full blown publishing contract with raw42 in England.
:: Tuesday, March 26, 2002 ::
:: DJ 8:23 PM [+] ::
I've listened to jokers.
:: Monday, March 25, 2002 ::
I've listened to fools.
:: DJ 9:21 PM [+] ::
'Curtain' is uploaded to the mp3 site.
:: Saturday, March 23, 2002 ::
:: DJ 9:28 PM [+] ::
I've been working on my latest song 'Curtain' on and off for 2 weekends now. Oof.
:: Thursday, March 21, 2002 ::
This is taking longer than expected...
:: DJ 8:41 AM [+] ::
I see visions of her
:: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 ::
Everywhere I go.
:: DJ 7:14 PM [+] ::
'Brevity' was accepted by the British company I'm working with a couple of days ago.
:: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 ::
'Anthracite' was rejected today.
I've just uploaded 'Face'.
We'll see how that goes.
Maybe one of these will be off. As I recall reading, Moby got his "start" (or kickstart) when a handful of his songs were featured in commercials.
:: DJ 7:56 PM [+] ::
Life's an illusion
:: Monday, March 18, 2002 ::
Love is a dream
:: DJ 7:34 PM [+] ::
What's my gear?
I produce all my music on the following hardware:
Dell Inspiron 7000 laptop - Pentium II 400 MHz, 384 MB RAM, 18 GB hard drive, running WinXP
Dell Inspiron 8100 laptop - Pentium III 1.2 GHz, 512 MB RAM, 60 GB hard drive, running WinXP
D-Link wireless network connected to a cable modem
Cambridge Soundworks FourPointSurround sound system
I produce all my music using the following software:
endless loop libraries CDs from Sonic Foundry
lots of royalty free loops downloaded from various sites on the internet
:: DJ 8:16 PM [+] ::
This site is now ad free.
:: Sunday, March 17, 2002 ::
:: DJ 6:31 PM [+] ::
Electricity comes from other planets.
:: Saturday, March 16, 2002 ::
:: DJ 3:52 PM [+] ::
:: Friday, March 15, 2002 ::
A British company accepted one of my demos ('Brevity') to try to promote to TV companies there!
I will be faxing over a non-exclusive agreement for the track Monday!
Click here to listen to the song now.
:: DJ 2:27 PM [+] ::
Everybody's having a hard day.
:: Wednesday, March 13, 2002 ::
:: DJ 10:55 PM [+] ::
How do I put together a song?
:: Tuesday, March 12, 2002 ::
Generally the process works with me finding a loop that I like. Just a single loop.
I usually paint out a minute's worth in Acid then start figuring out which other loops go with it.
This is a pseudo random process.
Often I start with drums, then bass, then high range loops then medium range loops.
After I find 6-8 loops that work well together, I start arranging them in different combinations in different orders.
Once the general arrangement of the song is done I listen to it 3-4 times, rearranging, tweaking and adding different effects.
I cut parts of loops to add variation. I pound on the loops in Sound Forge. I slice and dice them with Chopper.
I shake. I stir. I shake. I bake.
Then I shake again.
:: DJ 8:21 PM [+] ::
Got out two demos today. Will now play the waiting game and see what happens.
:: DJ 9:04 PM [+] ::
Another good review for D R E A M D A Z E has been posted here.
:: Monday, March 11, 2002 ::
:: DJ 7:06 PM [+] ::
The first of my demos would have shipped out FedEx today if I could have found the damn record companies' phone numbers. Looks like I'll get the demos out via regular mail tomorrow unless FedEx decides they can take the packages without phone numbers.
:: Sunday, March 10, 2002 ::
:: DJ 9:17 PM [+] ::
There is no love in this world anymore.
:: DJ 12:46 PM [+] ::
One of these days when I get another copy of Photoshop I need to crank out some CD covers and split up all the songs tagged as on the 'Miscellaneous' CD. I figure I have enough for at least 2 CDs. I'm going to have one which is all trance and another which is all drum'n'bass and ambient. I figure I'll call the trance CD 'Goa A Go Go' and keep 'Miscellaneous' as the title of the drum'n'bass CD.
:: DJ 10:48 AM [+] ::
I just uploaded 'Savitur' to my mp3 site. It's my first real effort at goa trance. I've finally broken into my World Pop loop CD. Lots of fun stuff there.
:: Saturday, March 09, 2002 ::
:: DJ 10:46 AM [+] ::
Read a review of D R E A M D A Z E here.
:: DJ 8:30 PM [+] ::
:: DJ 7:13 PM [+] ::
I have a theory that if a 2-year old dances to a song then people should like it in a club. I'm not sure what this says about clubkids - or 2-year olds.
:: DJ 7:08 PM [+] ::
I've determined that if a song gives my wife a headache then it will chart well on mp3.com.
:: DJ 7:06 PM [+] ::
This is my first attempt at blogging. I am curious as to how well it works. This seems like it should be an interesting place to enter my thoughts as I compose songs and attempt to promote my 'fake band' D R E A M D A Z E on the web. We'll see how it goes.
:: DJ 6:56 PM [+] ::