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.
Recorded some po’ po’ sounds in downtown Los angeles for our hybrid sample libraries. Some cool loud metal doors, barrels, rusted motors. We are aiming for multi velocity field recordings for a more expressive instrument.
Gear: Zoom H6 @ 96k + AKG Ck98.