Back in the days I found the original version (1985) intriguing, especially due to the revolutionary music video. It took Michael Patterson 3,000 sketches and the total crew 4 months to complete it. I was browsing some a capellas when I found the Take On Me vocals in January 2017. I imported them in my […]
There is a way to check if your audio files really are the quality they say they are. A low quality MP3 file – for instance, with a 128 kbps bitrate – can be converted to a higher quality file with a 320 kbps bitrate. This upscaled version tricks you into thinking you have some […]
In Cubase 7, I was able to route all my virtual instruments and audio tracks to Group tracks – or the so called ‘buses’. But it seemed impossible to route a Send Effect track (or: FX channel) to a Group track, where I’d like to process all Send Effects together, before it would hit the […]
Remixes have been around for a while now and seem to have an increasing impact on the success of a single. With several interpretations and variations of a song being published, the audience can enjoy the version they like most. I’ll explain how I come to my remixes in this article.
A friend of mine visited my home studio some months ago and told me to check the acoustics. He explained the basics such as the sound reflections coming from the walls, the bass which tends to accumulate in the corners and my listening position not being centered. He also suggested to clap my hands and […]
I composed and recorded the soundtrack for a new Centric commercial, which was produced by NewMade. The video was shot in South Africa and deals with the omni-channel concept for retailers. After receiving the storyboard, script and attending the meetings with Centric and NewMade, I started composing. It was clear that the first section of […]
My remix for Intronaut’s “Valley of Smoke” contest on Indaba.com finished 2nd, that was a close call. I think I didn’t win because I only used some of the supplied guitar and drum samples of the original song, made an unrecognizable arrangement compared to the original and last but certainly not least: they were obliged […]
My entry ended 2nd in the Nick Carter remix contest on Indaba.com. Who would’ve thought that, since all I did was fiddling around on the piano for just two nights? This meant I received a cash prize and a signed CD. As a bonus, my remix will be included on the official release of Nick’s […]
The interview I did for “WebSpot”, will be broadcasted from 13th of January until the 19th, 2001. Only people with a television provider in the Netherlands (Casema or Essent) can view this broadcast. The songs you see and hear me playing are ‘Jungle’ and ‘Bombay Breakout’.