Metalstorm is a real life machine gun that fires a million rounds a minute. Stumbling on this video was a shocking to see this actually exists. Therefore for us was perfect for our dystopian storyline and we decided to start our Cybertrash series with it. Cybertrash is our line of freebies. Its random public domain and deep web sound sources we use for sound design and create sample libraries with the same GUI. The idea was also to create a donationware option on the store and donate the proceeds to social services helping out refugees from wartorn countries. Sadly this option fell apart at the last minute for technical reasons. Here are the direct donation portals if you youd like to contribute: For legal refugees and low income assistance https://lafla.org/support/online-donation/ . For refugees volunteer programs charity helping refuees in los angeles: https://www.laworks.com/donate
We got a few interesting comments or complaints about the imagary we use for our prodcuts and marketing. Its understandable, we live in a fast pace social media world where fake news spreads like wild fire becuase poeple do not double check the source and info. Its easier and more gratifying to write our immediate reaction to an image or news story than to go to another app, type the info and try to understand and verify any info. This darker side of social media is where our story thrives.
Because that is our story. Its a dystopain future where our anti hero pulsesetter lives. Its a wild sci fi future thats based on an algamation of many famous and not so famous stories from many movies and books. From Matrix “real World” , Black Mirror to Judge Dredd to Aliens to even current evens we deem of a dystopian nature. We as composers decided to use a “theme” for our marketing… and we went all out and big. since its the type of shows we’d like to score.
We wanted to create our own world and within that world we try to provide that dystopain angle. For example :In real life we had kids… we decided to record a bunch of baby toys and process them to create some cool cinematic sounds.. we searched online for dystopain baby images or sci fi story lines involving babies and selected the most cool looking and gave tons of them to our designer and he came up with “Epic Babies” where Pulsesetter walks into an underground Invitrio lab cloning babies. Thats the Dystopain story which is relevant to today: Cloning better humans will result in a huge disparity between social classes that leads to war. Also a small story line in Star Trek Deep Space Nine (for the hard scifi fans) . Personally we are very decent human beings 🙂 We would like world peace like anyone else.
So dont feel offended, digusted or outraged by our images. We strive for a cool dystopain scifi future part of a larger world where one character is trying to do its music thing while avoiding the dystopia.
Recording Euro Zambrano (Stevie Wonder, Celia Cruz, Los Angeles Philarmonic/Gustavo Dudamel etc etc), in Music Mind Tracks in Pasadena CA.
Getting the best filmscore loops from great talent and great gear.
Will be more to come and will provide updates, but we can say we will be recording some interesting Afro-Venezuelan percussion that we are sure will provide some nice addition to any film composers arsenal.
Our vision of a dystopian future slowly fulfilling itself became more real with the GDPR (European privacy laws) . And with a jealous eye we see how our EU brothers are fighting what seems to be common sense; Do not let evil corporations use or sell our private information in a way we do not like. Humans are not products and we value our privacy.
And we do it (and have being doing so since the beginning) for a simple reason; we also buy music related products for our own personal musical projects and we do not want our privacy to be compromised. So we applied that common sense philosophy to our web store.
Getting closer to our first Kontakt release.
Check out the babies eyes moving. Creepy? Nah. Cyberpunk gold material? Hell yeah
Short tutorial on connecting Gatekeeper to an analog synth (Moog Sub37) to create pulses for film scoring.
Sometimes we want to sequence with both hands on our keyboard and change dynamics or articulations at the same time but find it hard to do since well, we have only two hands.
I found a Behringer fcb1010 midi foot controller and thought maybe this would be able to change articulations and expression with my feet. Not only if I needed to play keyboard with two hands but also if I played midi guitar.
Three years later and after a couple of failed tries I finally said… or I do it, or this thing gets thrown away. And it worked. The trick… not so secret trick, was to understand and use the pedal programming instead of the software editors I do fondly tried hard to use.
So here is my video tutorial on how to setup the fcb1010 midi foot controller to change articulations using note triggers. These enable the fcb1010 to shoot specific notes and many orchestral sample libraries in Kontakt will have the ability to understand that really low notes will mean articulation switching. Spitfire will have them preset already but cinesamples and others will need to be setup to change articulation switching via note trigger.