Music Archive

This page is a catalog of some of my compositions.

Date Title Comments
2019-12-05 MetalChain This was written to provide the backing to a video about the new MQ Blockchain Bridge.

For the technically minded, the percussion track was written to continually add things, a bit like the Blockchain ledger. (Though the final version runs through that process twice to make the necessary length.)

2019-10-25 Slow(ish) March No particular comments on this one.
2019-10-19 Uhe Waltz This came out of exploring the presets with a couple of new synths I’d bought – the u-he Zebra2 and Repro.
2019-09-09 Prometheus Counting Another video backing.

This includes a “live” bass guitar track (had fun working out the cabling needed to get that recorded). One mix included a real brass section that I recorded one instrument at a time, but I decided it made things too thick, so I stuck to synth brass.

2019-09-05 Accidental Plagiarism This started out as a pleasant-enough chord/bass improvisation. Nothing special but perhaps it would inspire something. Unfortunately, when I started to put a melody on top, it began to sound a little familiar. It’s a bit jerky because once I got to this point I didn’t bother cleaning up the performances. And now I can’t think of any other tune to go in there.
Broken Chords:
Add a melody:
2019-05-27 Omni1 I had just bought the Omnisphere soft synth and this started out while exploring its preset sounds. I particularly liked the guitar that shows up in the middle section here. Though I did end up using other instruments too.
2019-01-30 MQ CBT I was working on a video, and it was mostly silent so needed something behind it. I had a deadline for delivery of the video, and didn’t have long to think about what to do for the soundtrack. Rather than use “library” music, I decided to have a go, and this was my first real use of Studio One as a DAW.
2016-01-01 MQ Theme My first public composition – a short phrase used at the start of a number of MQ-related videos. Originally created with Sonar, but later recreated in Studio One. The full background to this piece is in this post.

This post was last updated on December 6th, 2019 at 11:04 am