Just Mickey Mousing Around Here

A reddit post caught my attention this week, about film music and the phrase “Mickey Mouse” as a way to describe a composition style. I’ve been thinking about this post for a few days now and on some projects I’ve done a true Mickey Mouse job at scoring, admitting that with no shame. What IContinue reading “Just Mickey Mousing Around Here”

Sampling Autoharp and Pan Pipe

Listen to the clip to hear my new sampled instruments in action: This week I recorded 2 instruments and created digital sample instruments from them. This is the first I’ve done with sampling instruments to be reused with midi. The motivation for this was my coming across an Autoharp in a second hand store. IContinue reading “Sampling Autoharp and Pan Pipe”

Reviving a Silent Treasure – A Gold Necklace

A Gold Necklace is a 10 minute short film from 1910 starring Mary Pickford who was at the time early in a career that would see her become a major silent film superstar and influential force for the future of the industry.

DAW Project Template and its maiden run

There are many others out there who have done a lot more projects and have published video and commentary in detail on setting up a template, I’ll let you seek those out for more experienced nitty gritty, but I am just documenting my journey here so I’ll share my perspective as one who is justContinue reading “DAW Project Template and its maiden run”

Using Digital Instruments and Samples: pros, cons, and morals

I love to use real instruments for recording, but let’s be honest, the convenience of midi digital instruments and samples wins out in many situations. I use Logic’s software instruments regularly. Starting in 2015 I was pleasantly surprised how good the vintage pianos and clavinets were and I started adding them as secondary instruments toContinue reading “Using Digital Instruments and Samples: pros, cons, and morals”

Music Creator Blog

I have this new website, perfect for letting all interested parties know what kind of music I create and a little about who I am and what I do. That’s great, it’s just what I needed, but I can also publish regular posts and updates in blog format, and that gives me the opportunity exploreContinue reading “Music Creator Blog”