Ned Frankly

Music is Therapy.

Tag: electronica

Cosmic Flux – Electronica

Not sure where this one came from. It just sorta wrote itself, and I was along for the ride. Anyway, I find it soothing. The fast solos are me in real time. Just thought I’d throw that out there. 🙂

I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Enjoy Responsibly!

Jay

 

CyberCulture – Electronica / Bass Trance

Not a commentary, just a musical observation. A rather simple trance piece with a rubber bass I finally am able to create. It’s a combination of 3 synthesizers (2 real, 1 virtual). You’ll hear what I mean. Have a listen, and and enjoy responsibly!

Jay

Power (I Can Dance) – (A Buckaroo Banzai Remix)

And a completely different take on the same material. Rather glitchy, again True Blue Blazers will recognize much from this tune.

And remember, no matter where you go, there you are. Oh, and Lithium is no longer available on credit…

Enjoy.  —Jay

Planet 10 – A Buckaroo Banzai Remix

I cut up the first 30 minutes of the Best. Movie. Ever., “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, Across the Eighth Dimension“. Peter Weller and John Lithgow’s best work (just ask me, I’ll tell you!), it was scored by Michael Boddiker, I had never thought of sampling it until I listened to the Trance channel on whatever music service I use at work. I realized that people sample EVERYTHING. I ceased feeling guilty and started cutting. I posted this a few minutes ago to YouTube.

Blue Blazers will recognize quite a few sounds from the movie, and I have another one in the works. I haven’t even sampled past the first 30 minutes, so I look forward to remixing some more Buckaroo.

Let me know what you think.

Jay

Alchemy – My favorite VST, but…

Apple purchased Camel Audio, a German software company that produced my favorite VST, Alchemy, as well as the infamous CamelSpace and CamelCrusher. Until now, this hasn’t impacted me at all – I knew I wouldn’t be getting any new packs or content for Alchemy, but I never thought Ableton would turn their corporate back on my favorite little VST (a little VST that cost several hundred dollars).

I recently upgraded everything to 64 bit, and I was a little disappointed in how crashy my system became, and how delicate Ableton is now. I had already had some trouble with the installs.

Max still refuses to run for me (Brandon with Ableton assures me that it’s something I’m doing wrong, or a bad download, or something not Ableton’s fault…). The Max install comes as an MSI inside a Zip. That’s two CRC checks that I’m aware of, and neither one failed, so the “bad download” theory is not going to be the answer.

Anyway, Brandon also informed me that Alchemy has reached that point where Ableton won’t support it any longer (you know, because Apple), so if I choose to run it, any problems are, well, my problem. Ableton’s usually better about these things…

So I said all that to say this: I spent a day and a half reloading all of my sound banks into Alchemy, and I remembered why I ponyed up the cash for it – it’s a great sounding synth. Apple customers, you got a gem there.

I cut a trance piece as a kind of proof of concept. It’s in the synthwave arena, I think, but most of the sounds are from Alchemy. Listen, and let me know what you think!

FTP Ops – Rework, Remix?

FTP Ops was a work in progress, and I published an early version of it a few days ago. My friend Andy, an accomplished producer in his own right, offered some suggestions (I need suggestions right about now…) and I think the results were pretty good.

Have a listen and let me know what you think.

FTP Ops – Out on YouTube

Ned has some time on his hands. He’s spending some of it in the studio trying to wrap his head around the video tools at his disposal. Currently we’re using VSDC Video Editor, and it has a quite sharp learning curve. Take a look at Ned’s latest video to see if we’re making progress. We think so.

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