Enhanced Trance

After finishing my “Melancholy” – tune, I was filled with inspiration to make another one. This time it would be a more up-tempo work, so I chose “trance” as my genre – BPM 140. Not that I ever attended a house party, but the project was, after two projects with only samples, and two projects […]


Very simple, this ambient tune. Very short also. I invented the chord sequence accidentally during my work on april, 11th. I recorded it in FLStudio and nothing happened for almost two weeks. Tonight I had the inspiration to finish it and added the melodies, using Image-line’s Sytrus for the blow-bottle preset and Computer Musics free […]

Insecure Steps

Started this project on april, 3rd, just to fiddle around a bit with my new FLStudio8 and the three synths, Poizone, Toxic and Morphine. I also use the Sytrus. With so many great synths this should be a piece of work, but you might be disappointed. For me however it is a great step: this […]

Web based drum machine simulator

A Web based drum machine based on the Roland TR-909. At blog.andre-michelle.com you find the Air application, based on Adobes Integrated Runttime technology. A YouTube video to see the machine at work:

Digital Music – DIY Now!

A guide to making a living making music out of your backpack, from anywhere, and everywhere.Michael W. Dean and Chris Caulder. 232 pages, 120 color photos. ISBN: 0-9705392-4-X Released on 7/7/07 under Creative Commons, attribution and share-alike license Free eBook!

Bram Bos’ Lunchbox

First of all: let’s quote one of my favourite writers, Robert Heinlein, from his novel “The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress”: TANSTAAFL: There Ain”t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch. Lunches may not be free, but the Lunchbox is. It is a piece of software by Bram Bos, who also gave Moonfish, Hammerhead, Tuareg […]

Meditation in Jazz

Yes, I invested some of my money to upgrade Ableton Live to version 6! It’s great, and the interface inspires me, so, today I had some spare time to make a new – instrumental – piece of music. I admit, again I used a lot of ready-made samples grabbed from the Computer Music DVD, but […]

Het gehijg.

Computer Music Magazine number 105 (october 2006) is about House. Not entirely my cup of tea, but who cares. The samples on the DVD were the same as the samples from the september 2005 issue. So I tried to play with the samples as I do every month, this time with the newest Live! 6. […]

  • The Aesthetics and Beauty of Knowledge

    Shih was the opposite of facts and raw information; shih was the elegance of knowledge, the insight and skill to organize knowledge into meaningful patterns. As an artist chooses colours or light to make her pictures, a master of shih chooses textures of knowledge – various ideas, myths, abstractions, and theories – to create a way of seeing the world. The aesthetics and beauty of knowledge – this was shih.

    – David Zindell, The Broken God, 1993

  • Geek Attitude

    The attitude thing is about flexibility, portability, creativity, sociability and jamming (ran out of suitable “ity” words!). It’s about improvising – in the practical and musical senses of the word; not getting tangled in boundaries and the “right” way to do things.
    Definitely the only way to travel.
    Martin Delaney – “Laptop Music”.