The making of A-ha’s – Take On Me remix

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Remixes | No Comments
The making of A-ha’s – Take On Me remix

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 […]

Check the true quality of your MP3 files

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Studio | No Comments
Check the true quality of your MP3 files

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 […]

Cubase: routing FX to a group track

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013 in Studio | No Comments
Cubase: routing FX to a group track

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 […]

My remix approach

Posted by on Dec 6, 2012 in Remixes | No Comments
My remix approach

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.

Acoustic treatment

Posted by on Aug 23, 2012 in Studio | No Comments
Acoustic treatment

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 […]

Centric omni-channel soundtrack

Posted by on Feb 21, 2012 in Soundtracks | No Comments
Centric omni-channel soundtrack

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 […]

Intronaut – Valley of Smoke remix

Posted by on Oct 18, 2011 in Remixes | No Comments
Intronaut – Valley of Smoke remix

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 […]

Nick Carter – So Far Away remix

Posted by on Sep 24, 2011 in Remixes | No Comments
Nick Carter – So Far Away remix

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 […]

Armin van Buuren remix

Posted by on Apr 5, 2001 in Remixes | No Comments
Armin van Buuren remix

I entered the ‘Armin van Buuren – Touch Me’ remix contest which was held by Interface magazine, but didn’t win. I did however end up as one of the 9 entries which the jury liked, there were 116 participants.

WebSpot / Casema interview

Posted by on Dec 23, 2000 in Media | No Comments
WebSpot / Casema interview

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’.