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

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Remixes
The making of A-ha’s – Take On Me remix

Back in the days I found the original version (1985) intriguing. Not a big fan, but the song was enjoyable and became such a big hit due to the revolutionary music video. It took Michael Patterson 3,000 sketches – and the total crew 4 months – to complete the stylish video. I was browsing some […]

Check the true quality of your MP3 files

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Studio

There is a way to check if your audio files really are the quality they say they are. A low quality MP3 file (e.g. 128 kbps) can be upscaled to a high quality file such as 320 kbps. The upscaled version tricks you into thinking you have some top notch audio but it only takes […]

Accepting Bitcoins

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in Media

Thanks to the amazing team at BitKassa, I’m now able to accept the Bitcoin payment method, in addition to PayPal and the usual bank transfer. Something I create – a soundtrack, remix or song – can now be paid with Bitcoins. Want to know more? Just send me an e-mail. What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is […]

Cubase: routing FX to a group track

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013 in Studio
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.