142 tracks by Mr Sandbags

My piano teacher thought it might be nice for me to learn to play a carol and came up with this arrangement, by Gilbert DeBenedetti, of 'Silent Night'. Not being much into carols it wouldn't have occurred to me to try one but I liked the sound…read more
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This is the recording of my performance of Einaudi's 'I due fuimi' at the Littlewick Green church hall as part of the Cherry Garden Music winter concert. It was played on a seemingly quite old Steinway concert grand. I aim to find out more…read more
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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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