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Today in the Image-Line Newsletter the new Harmor synthesizer, Harmor is driven by a powerful additive synthesis engine. Its modules will look familiar to subtractive synthesizer enthusiasts including: oscillators, filters & phasers, these are featured in Harmor but, because they are performed through additive synthesis, offer more freedom. After watching the introductory video I browsed […]

opus 14 – In Two Hours!

Actually in One Hour and thirty-two minutes; this was a quicky! Almost a year ago I finished my last piece. A year later there are a lot of unfinished projects on my Hard Disc, but none of them (well, maybe one – working title “Escher’s Dream”) will ever be finished. I wrote almost the same […]

FLStudio 10 Released!

The new FLStudio is here and it has changed it’s interface a bit. Of course I’ll have to get used to it, but my first impression was: I liked the older FLStudio more. But we have to move on.More important is that the workflow has changed: when working in the playlist-window, it has all your […]

Harmless 2010 – Image Line’s Christmas Present

Although I also work with other music software, Image Line’s FLStudio is my favourite DAW. Now they’ve almost given away their new synth: Harmless. Harmless is an additive synthesizer doing subtractive synthesis. Or if you prefer, a subtractive synthesizer powered by an additive synthesis engine. Until the end of the year customers can decide for […]


While I was fully obsessed with Renoise this week, I had an hour spare time during my work last thursday and what else could I do as Making some Music? But: I only had the computer in my classroom at my disposal with FLStudio installed and only a few VST’s. The less the better, because […]

Opus 9 – Exceptional Synths

My opus 9 is inspired by Image Line’s Ogun synth, my newest addition to my VST collection. I tinkered with the sounds and made two chord patterns, one in A minor and one in C major. I also used the new synth Sawer, and some old friends, FLKeys, BooBass and Sytrus (for the guitar strumming […]


It took quite a long time for me to make a new piece of electronic music. Learning new programs (Renoise, Finale), and too busy with earning €€€ are the main reasons for the delay, but last week I felt it itching again, so turned back to FLStudio and started with a simple beat. Then I […]

Genesis – Just another untitled

This month’s issue of Computer Music is really awesome! The magazine is worth the money not only for the content, but – most of all – for the goodies. Every month a new piece of software, usually a VST plugin. This month it is the Genesis. It’s a beast.:-) Here you see it loaded in […]

Up and Down

My new piece. It’s called “Up and down” because first of all, after my eruption of inspiration, my inspiration went down and I had to struggle to finish my opus 6, which was built on a Rennaissance-like ostinato. Although I like my own Chord sequence, it was difficult to finish it, so I quit. I’m […]

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 […]

  • 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”.