Hello all! I’m happy to have a new collection of songs up - all made with Ardour. I’ve been getting more friendly with VCV and Vital in the last year since my initial posting (Debut album: you will be unsubscribed within seven business days), while finding ways to combine the digital instruments with some good old fashioned analog.
You can find it here - I hope someone finds it enjoyable!
Just this week I started fiddling about with VCV (from a starting point of zero) not really having any idea how I might use it. Your tracks are really inspiring and make me want to learn more. I think you’ve done a great job blending the analog and digital.
I particularly love the track, Speaking in Cursive. There’s an incredibly familiar phrase at 2:12 that I just can’t place. From there on out, it reminds me of the brilliant work of Don Ellis from the late 60s, early 70s.
Well done. Looking forward to more.
I was trying to find a way to reply privately, but I failed. Not sure it’s possible. In any event – thanks for listening!
Incorporating VCV with “real” guitar and horns is a trial. I have much to build on, but making some inroads. If nothing else, modular is a whole different way of tackling a track – I did one of these in a “live performance” (table manners) – but I routed everything to ardour for final balancing and master. VCV (and Cardinal) is nothing but fun. Vital/Vitalium is also a deep, deep hole to jump in. I can spend hours in sound design without realizing I’m not actually building towards an… actual song.
If you can find the root of the similarities in Speaking in Cursive I’d love to know it – most muses are subconscious, and I’d like to put a name to what might have inadvertently influenced me!