“CTRL+CMD.mp4”

Hey everyone! I hope you all are still hanging in there and still staying safe! I have been laying low for the past couple of weeks, but my family and I have been doing well. I’m so happy to be sharing some new content with you all! Let’s get to the post!

As always, I’m trying to listen to new music as much as I can. This helps me find sounds and genres that I like, that I might not have been exposed to otherwise. It helps keep things fresh and new, and plus who doesn’t like new music? So recently I found, Satoshi & Makoto from Japan. I was truly stunned because they use the same Synthesizer I had for years! We were both using the Casio CZ-5000, and their records sound amazing! They use the synthesizer to design all the sounds as well as the built in sequencer to make their tracks. I was totally inspired to do the same!

My 1985 Casio CZ-5000 Synthiziser

So after getting some cables together and cracking open the old owner’s manual I got started making my presets. I was able to run the output of the synth into a DI box I was using for my acoustic guitar, and before you knew it I was up and running. I quickly learned how to make my own sounds from the classic synth, and I began recording samples into Ableton live. From there,I continued making more and more custom presets from these recordings, and I started laying out a simple sequence. That’s how the foundation of “CTRL+CMD.mp4” was made! Everything in this track was made from my Casio CZ-5000!

Custom Sample in Ableton Live 10

Once the track was complete I held off on releasing it for a while until, to be honest, I had worked up enough guts to publish it. It had been some time since I had released any new music on any major platform, and I was a little worried about the cold release. But I eventually got over it, and decided to just share the track! But before I could do anything like that I needed to create some sort of visuals for the track.

In my past I had worked with 3D modeling programs like Maya and Zbrush, but I ended up focusing on graphic design and video editing. But I always had a passion for 3D animation and effects and I wanted to revisit that style for this song. I downloaded the update for Blender and I got started learning the software. It’s wasn’t too long before I was able to follow along some tutorials on the web and I was creating my first animations. Next thing you know I had created a cool retro video loop I could use for the song.

The song is currently out on all major platforms including my Spotify profile and my Youtube Channel. Please make sure to add the song to your playlists and like the video on YouTube! Stay safe and see you all next time!

Hey guys! Long time no see! Thanks for coming back! I’m glad to see you’re doing okay. I want to thank all the new subscribers and I want to welcome them to our little online clique. It’s nothing crazy, I’m just happy to be reaching more friends around the web. Lets get to it!

In this edition I wanted to share with you all my remix of the amazing track “Policy of Truth” by Depeche Mode!! (Original Version). I love the original version, and it means SO SO much to me. It’s such a classic song! I thought it had amazing song structure, and had such great instrumentation! To this day I just love the sound of all the instruments used in the song.

I know that there is a lot of legal “red tape” when it comes to samples. So I want it to be known that this was just for fun, and that I just wanted to pay homage to the original song and artist since I’m a fan.

Until next time guys…thanks for checking in! PLEASE STAY SAFE!! I need you all here with the crew! Love yall!

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Hey guys! I’m back again with some new instrumental music for you all! I hope you all have been doing good and have been staying safe. Let’s get to it!

So this song is another older song from the archives, but I thought it was worth sharing. I have started the process of increasing my YouTube and social media content, so I wanted include this one with that push.

“Dirty 6” (as I call it) is a throwback to the wobble bass of the early 2010’s and is focused on a, constant, driving groove with some hard drops. Im this era of my production I was perfecting some EDM techniques and motifs. Long live the Massive plug in!

I hope you all enjoy the song and try throwing it on during your “at-home happy hour” or during you next zoom gym session! Stay safe and I’ll see you next time!

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Hey guys, I just wanted to share a quick video I did last night. I have been working on perfecting my Ableton live sessions, and I made some progress last night.

In this video, I was able to get a good guitar loop laid down and build a good foundation to practice some leads. I used my Behringer FCB 1010 MIDI controller to do most of the work, and I also used my trusty Akai APC Key 25 to knock out the drums.

Overall, the song is another chilled vibe. I liked that I was able to do some cool riffs over the base loop, and that I was able to drop a beat really quick. This was the 3rd or 4th time I ran through the song. So it only took about 20 min to build an idea and make it a foundation of a new song. That’s really quick for me!

So I hope you all enjoy the vibe! Cheers!

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