By reeker, 2015-03-23
There is LetterstotheDevil, where the only thing programmed is the drums. Scott Moricle did live vocals, lyrics,
some programing & guitar work too. Jordan Chaliel did guest vocals on the project.
I did majority of the guitars, bass, and live synths. The project featured metal, rock, industrial and electronic influences. For that project what you hear on the recording is what you get live, including the programmed drums. No going back to punch in or fix anything. So when we played it had to be perfect. We spent more time doing live practice runs than we did recording. A lot of hard work and time went into it. What we call a labor of love because we love to make all kinds of music!!! Last the current project RëëKëR. On this electronic project anything goes. Blending of Drum & Bass, Dubstep, Industrial, and pretty much any electronic genre or sub genre out there. What my goal is for the project is to mix anything and everything to get something different.I encourage others to take the road less traveled and have fun with music. Music is supposed to be fun It is also supposed to be creative and there are many ways to acheive that regardless of songwriting, structure, no structure,or genre. Music is music a combo of notes, rythmns, melodies, and the mathmatics of it. It is up to us to create the magic.
By reeker, 2015-03-23
I put this little song together using loops and samples. What makes it mine is the arrangement and how I use those sounds. For those that do not know me or my music background I have a history of making all kinds of music. I have been classicaly trained, and took lessons. I play guitar, bass, keyboards, alto sax, tenor sax, and a variety of other live instruments and I can read music too. Took classes in Music Theory I & II for math credits. SO why use samples? I say why not? A sample is just a sample sitting alone. If it sounds good use it!!! Some times I make my own samples or I'll go in and create an arrangement using midi for what I am working on. You can take samples and re-sample them changing every single sound property too. Just because a sample was used does not make it any less creative. You have to take the time to arrange, mix, and master. This is no different from a band going into a recording studio and a producer cleaning up the multi track recordings using Pro Tools. Same damn thing. Yes I have been in recording studios too and learned a lot. Producing takes a lot of work and skill. Also, mixing and mastering of sound is a skill too. Some people may not be able to write a song but they are amazing on the mixing board dealing with sound placement. Many of you know I have several projects featuring a wide variety of genres which are often spliced together. The Kåra project features JimsAE doing live guitars, bass, vocals with a variety of music we make including classical influences.