Archive for the ‘Songs’ Category

Poorly programmed or dull drum fills are a sure sign of an inexperienced musician/producer. Read this good tutorial with examples and get your skills up to speed!

KNOWER – Time Traveller

Posted: June 8, 2016 by TGASMrDunne in Songs, Techniques
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Post Dubstep? Dance-Drum n/ Bass? Whatever this is, it’s just quite amazing. Production is fantastic, tons of formant twisting, shimmering synths with Launchpad gymnastics to boot. Hope these guys make it big.

The Stone Roses Return

Posted: May 18, 2016 by TGASMrDunne in Guitar, Songs
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After many many years, the Stone Roses have released some new material. Can their jangle-indie win new fans in the era on the soft synth, or will this just be a nostalgia trip for middle aged die-hards? Classic Roses production with a heap of reverb on Ian Brown’s wandering vocals, 90s style vocal harmonies and catchy riff driven guitar parts.

Radiohead – Burn the Witch

Posted: May 12, 2016 by TGASMrDunne in Recording, Songs
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Ever the masters of the sonic palette, Radiohead have released some incredible tracks this year including today’s featured track, Burn the Witch. A really interesting production including semi-spiccato strings, classic Thom Yorke reverb soaked vocals, and lo-fi drums. (Bonus points for the super disturbing Trumpton-esque video!)

Chemical Brothers ‘GO’ – Analysis

Posted: April 19, 2016 by TGASMrDunne in Songs, Techniques, theory
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A quick and simple breakdown from Computer Music on the recent Chemical Brothers song ‘Go’. Useful for AS and A2 students looking for information on how to structure a song for maximum impact while maintaining the flow.

Turbo Kid!

Posted: April 19, 2016 by TGASMrDunne in Songs, Synth Design
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Fans of the 80s will want to watch this fantastic film (available on Netflix) with a superb synthwave soundtrack by Le Matos.

Very useful article and video tutorial for all current AS and A2 students, especially at this crucial stage in the year!

Pure unadulterated funk. – Thundercat

Posted: April 11, 2016 by TGASMrDunne in Guitar, Songs
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We got the funk, we got that funky….. wait. Thundercat has definitely got the funk. Great video, awesome production and a great Isley Brothers sample.

Student Showcase

Posted: March 22, 2016 by TGASMrDunne in Songs, Synth Design
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Another track from one of our former students, Tom Patrinos, (whose face still adorns the clock in M2) featuring vocals from another former student, Murray Ashdown. Excellent house stylings, catchy hooks and slick production. Great job!

Student showcase!!

Posted: February 11, 2016 by TGASMrDunne in Songs, Synth Design
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The start of a new feature here on the blog! It’s always nice to know that ex-students are keeping up with their music! This week’s tune comes courtesy of geckojsc (getting a Royksopp vibe off this one!)