140 tracks by Mr Sandbags

Another progress recording, with another month or so of practice and a 16-day practice streak. The concert where I am playing this is next week. I'm hoping to lock in a little more speed between now and then (although I note I seem to have…read more
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This is a recording of the first time I have played Ludivico Einaudi's "I Due Fuimi" all the way through. It includes numerous errors & slight pauses but I managed to keep going and finish it and after MANY months of practice that feels…read more
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Edward Lear. Ring Modulation. No, I don't know why either.
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It's been so long since I've made any music I've kind of forgotten how. I was just noodling about and thought I had a sound I liked so I bounced it out quite quickly. This one is all made with Reaktor and Boscomac's Air Piano ensemble, plus…read more
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A violin sample used as an impulse response for a convolution reverb to which various filtered noise is fed. Just playing with the technique.
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Some old cylinder-days orchestral sounds resampled, chopped, and effected. Put me in mind of clowns.
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No rhyme, no reason, just a colony of mournful machines piping their clangorous, grinding sonorisms at each other across an barren electronic landscape. This will also be some of the source material that I will process later into something…read more
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Always on the threshold, always buzzing, get out of my head, get out get out
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A disquieting state that grows from a seed until it consumes you. A piece made in Live & Amadeus Pro with Reaktor, Pro-C, and Vintage Warmer.
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A demo track for a new Reaktor instrument I'm building codename: Mimetron. Loop Guitar 1 is a long, flowing, ambient piece. Mellow with a few moments of grit. Mimetron is a 3 voice sampler that is driven by incoming audio. It has 3 channels…read more
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Today I decided I would play with the lovely (and free) [Pocket Blakus](http://blakus.com/pocketblakus-192) solo cello. At first I tried arpeggiating some chords but this didn't work so well with this cello which has a long, heavy, sound that…read more
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The product of yesterdays experiments with Metasynth. I took a few seconds of a Debussy piano piece and imported them into Metasynths spectrum synth where I turned them into a groove which I then filtered in the Filter room. I imported this…read more
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An arrangement of chords, arpeggiated, and lightly drizzled with effects.
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This is the first track made with my new Reaktor instrument 'Super Scanoid' which might just have well been named '1950s Sci-Fi Soundtrack Generator". The sounds it makes with this sample (a bouncy pizzicato cello) reminded me of the score from…read more
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I'm playing with making short animated movies (about 1 minute long at the moment) using ArtMatic and Studio Artist. This is a track composed to go with one of those movies. It uses an original violin sample from Markus Czwiertnia.
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A lone piano note - middle C - deconstructed with Reaktor/Tukuramu and then reconstructed with MetaSynth.
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Another in my "music for drones" series. This one started life as an "off cut" piano phrase imported into my Tukuramu Reaktor instrument and "played live" as I altered the pattern, grain length & density, filter cutoff, and delay feedback…read more
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I got stuck on a silly little musical phrase, noodling around with it on the piano, unable to let go of it and unable to really develop it into something more. I recorded myself playing a number of variations as I searched in vain for a deeper…read more
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Made with the Boité Diabolique playing some piano and cello samples. I did a bit of hand editing in Live and then added some light compression, reverb, and limiting.
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Once again the source material is a snippet of beautiful piano from [Sudara](http://alonetone.com/sudara) only this time I fed it to a new Reaktor instrument that I am working on call Tukuramu. Okay so tukuramu does not mean earth-quake but…read more
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