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I'm currently in the process of re-writing "Like a Dream" which I made last year, hopefully I can make it into a much heavier tune, and get it in more of a hard trance category. I'm also redoing a bunch of other 2015 songs, so look out for those coming out in the next few days. I just release the Acoustic version of Do you love me, I've made it slightly slower, then re-recorded it using a Yamaha CP80 Electric-grand piano. Also starring a guest star on Rhodes EP piano. A load more Acoustic songs to also come out in the next week... 

Here's a new Anime inspired song...

What I'm working on now

2017-04-19 18:38:45 by maxxpump this is the link to follow for todays snippet of whats going on in the world of Stuart and Dans studios work. 

P.S: Quit with the personal attack messages, if you've got a problem attach it to one of my message boards, otherwise you obviously don't have big Corenies at all and you shouldn't be stealing internet time from your parents...(I would imagine your like a toddler or something...)

I'm currently working on a vocal cover of Bronski beat which I will hopefully release sometime at the end of the week.

Also at the weekend I'm working directly with Fireball to recreate the song "Power of Love", I'm doing all the keyboard and piano works. 

I know my singing hasn't gone down well, but my bronskie beats not bad. 

So people on here liked the likes of Concept and Save the Race (which I remade this weekend, to keep my mind off what was going on in the media and the other side of the world...). I've started a list of most popular content and revised them to make a new best of album which will contain remakes using brand new and state of the art VST's and what access to classical synths I have. I would remake dystopian peace but I know that would probably would bore everyone to tears so I won't (unless someone says otherwise...). The list so far is as follows; This includes some of the best songs from Youtube as well as I'm not going through my whole catalogue on newgrounds since they are not sorted that way, and will unfortunately take too long; 

The story of Evil Ed (using my Yamaha CS-40m, this time around),
Tripping Without Love,
We are Unchained,
Synclavier V Test (including real samples), 
Do You Love me Take me Back, 
Accordion Song MK1,
The CS-80 sound test called "Where do we Hide" Inspired by the sound track to Duke Nukem 3D,
Waterfalls (the best parts from the Mega mix!),
Optic State (its been a long coming as I have new mics and pine to redo this track), 
GTA Joyride, (Remix, using Fireball01e's original track as a bases (!)), 
Anya Ceylan (originally for accordion (!)),
Right Angles,
Like a Dream (which will be the long anticipated 12" mix using a completely new mix and vocals),
The Windows Remix (Newgrounds version to have no Microsoft/old windows samples (!)),
Spectra Crawl (my nod to Cyriak the animator),
Choose! Freedom, (the Live stage version, work in progress),
and finally A track called "Dark luminescence" (again for live usage, a very long work in progress).

The tracks on the list with the (!) are remixes of others work and maybe Youtube only releases as I ain't getting into trouble on my account on Newgrounds. 

A lot of these songs have already been on tour my band a few times and we have made a lot of changes to make them playable live, We will be doing studio re-recordings, live when we can, rather than recordings from the main desks (live mixing consoles) as these I have done before and haven't gone down to well on any of my channels, due to excess crowd interaction with the vocal mics picking up all sorts. As well as bad sounding mixes which don't play back to well on mobile devices. 

If you guys don't see me for a few days, I'm either working on this new remake album, Bliss, or DNA (Which at this point maybe entirely shelved as I'm not getting as good result out of my social media channels and when I posted this new project the other day on my book-face account I got much feedback, so this may end up being my thing rather than DNA which is disappointing as I thought people would have liked a free-be album, but I guess that's not going down to well with my target audience, which is a bummer, but I work on what ever goes to making the most people happy rather than anything else!

Anyway I'm off to make a new hard hitting dance track which is inspired by Avicii, but using completely live instrumentation! I will say my bass on the next few tracks has been slightly inspired by a track called Animals by a person I never heard of before called M Garrix (Yeah I know you probably like...What, you had you head under a rock or something, but no indeed I've heard his name but never his music before, not even on the radio. Animals sounds sick and I will be doing a training project on his work i.e: I will completely remake animals and see what I get or learn from it. I know you would be like you doubt I can do that, but I've made Wacko Jacko tracks from scratch before and got them to sound close (the mixing took me weeks, but with some patience I believe like me, anyone can do it, even though sometimes its an absolute pain the ass, takes along time and maybe over some people's patience levels, that's fine but I operate like this and love a good challenge, even though you will never hear me make any of these remixes on Newgrounds as it's against the rules, Mr fulps general wisdom and if you like that kind of thing just go to my YouTube channel and search for remixes, as there is quite a bunch up there...

As I have now talked to the rest of my work group, I am now going to create a smaller free album consisting of twelth songs and a paid live version of it. The paid version will be semi-live, using real synths, keyboards and drum machines. 

I am now working on Bliss with Fireball, Dan and Davis L which will be a live album with very light sequencing.

I will be launching some BETA's in the coming weeks, but my majors will be going towards secret sausage grade works (thats like super secret works). I'm doing this as I had two very rude messages this morning which boiled down to people that think I don't spend enough time on my projects. The longest project I ever conducted was called "Like a Dream" and that took a week. (I got under a hundred views and a very poor score even though the track got a following of sevral people for play lists on youtube and reposts on soundcloud, which I did a remaster and got nearly twnety and a half thousand views on youtube, as people reckoned it was a great party tune. so I'n the future you may only get one BETA project from me per week and one or two major projects (or projects which I think is good), a month! This will give me enough time to perfect the tunes in my spare time and put my resources towards things which don't end up with me getting a bunch of nasty messages. To be honest I really thought that "Callous" was a good dance tune when I made it earlier and the vote tallied what I thought, I guess I didn't please everyone.

Anyway this will give me the chance to create more creative music, so I can focus on both DNA, RNA and Bliss. 

Thankyou all for your kind words either way, this kind of creative comments pave the way for me in music and the nasty ones even though I expect some stick from people, the messages this morning were hideously rude and from one person in my own fan base as well. I tell you I didn't see it coming, but I guess I should probably take more care and really roll out as many bugs as possible before launching something public domian. 

New song! and mixing issues

2017-04-15 00:50:20 by maxxpump

So I'm back to creating electronica and dance music, as my foray into industrial didn't fit what generally comes out of my soul. So the first song back is called "Callous" which is a Dance/Trance tune, which is still slightly rough around the edges, but its sounding really good. Update: I'm kinda writing this as a dialogue and this tune is being a bit of a **** to mix properly, It either sounds good on my studio monitors, my Hi-Fi or my phone (I'm trying to optimise the mix for mobile devices), or it sounds distorted. I've been mixing it for three hours and I tell you what I'll put out a beta version now and you guys give me some feedback.  

First of all an apology to those who I offended this morning with my release of a song called "Hate". The song was inspired by two songs by Gary Numan, one being "I am Dust" and the other is "Love Hurt Bleed" which both are off his newest album called "Songs from a Splintered mind (or Splinter for short)", I will say I don't know to much in the field and I gave it a rough shot which went turds up! So I'm sorry to the few that messaged me to show their disapproval and obvious disgust, but I love Numan's works and do aspire to his choices of music, so expect some dark Electronica/Industrial to come out of this channel in the coming week as I have a dabble in this witch craft.

I released an interesting Trance song this morning/late last night (depending were you are), which uses sidechaining and compression effects and some experimental and dancable patterns and while being experiemental, its a start to a sound which I am slowly developing for myself. I called it DNA VI, so gis a listen and tell me what you think and if it worth devloping the overall sound further. 

I'm hard at work on so many projects at the moment so the release of different tracks will be a bit all over the place in regards to the release of DNA titles and hopefully will get around to finishing to write DNA III over the coming weekend. I have quite a few older tracks on the Newgrounds musical clipboard so may release some of them in the coming week also. 

I'm also working on a classical sounding Electronica Italio Disco tune which should be out by this weekend, its taking a while as I'm taking inspiration from Giogio Moroder's "The Chase" and the main song from "metropolis". It's already sounding quite good, and been rewritten a few times, to reflect my on going musical research which I've been putting towards the overall technique of this new song. As Moroder says on Daft Punks song, I'm looking for a sound of the 70', the 80's and a sound of the future, I have the rest but making something which is futuristic is being quite difficult.

I doubt very much that I will get anywhere near the production tecniques which Moroder uses, but I'm giving a crack at it. Even though when he made The Chase, he had about twenty years of god like experience under his belt and all while fiddling around with purely analgue equipment, I'm kind of stuffed from day one, but I am slowly learning this craft even though its an absolute pain in the ass fiddling digitally on the computer (you know its hard to explain it, but Its much easier to train using analgue equipment as well as being a hands on experience). But just to say I'm doing alot of research concurrently into techniques used by Moroder and others which worked for Casablanca records at that time. More to come, when I get back from the Shops as my GF wants sausages, dam...    

So for DNA three through to fives creation I've been using inspiration from the one and only Jean Michel Jarre. DNA IV I've published tonight on Newgrounds, which uses some arpeggios I've learned from listening to the master of synthesis, but at the same time I've pushed the envelope, and created something dynamic and truly stunning. It's using 1/128th position quantize at 126 BPM, which I've been playing around with most of the day while learning how Roland D-beam affects MIDI information. This has made for purely synthesizer based sounds which would be physically impossible to play. But I did slow down the count for some parts and played in on keyboard and sped up afterwards. I'm going to France in July this year to see Jean Michel Jarre, which I can't wait to see.

I have a chance at a work related VIP ticket and If I get it (knowing my luck I won't), I can meet the legend before the concert. which would be a honor, but i'm not getting my hopes up quite yet. 

DNA II and studio time

2017-04-07 19:48:07 by maxxpump

DNA-II is now up on newgrounds, much better in my general opinion than the last track, but this is really upto the masses what you want really. 

DNA as a album has now got some structure and a slight variation plus a story through time of EDM works. I've got some work at three studios in london which includes some recording works done at EMI studios, which a friend which is an engineer there has allocated some time for free in one of the big reverberation chambers. Which is pretty cool, the other two are Downs Studio, and Britannia Studios (the last I'm still waiting and this will be the main studio for recording RNA if we can get a space) apprently pink floyd recorded there for parts of the wall, which is really cool and they still have Helios/vintage Neve equipment there. But it ain't cheap and the chap that might get us a space for four, five hour recording sessions and mixing time, may have to pull funds from a funding bady which means a percentage of the profits would have to go back to them. But if we didn't have this guy, it would mean no studio as their rates currently are astronomical. 

I've also today ordered a custom made woodern Akai MPC 4000 which may take a while before I get it, in same auction I got a EMS Vocoder, which I didn't initially know about....aparently Daft Punk used one of these vocoders on both Discovery and Random Access Memories, which sounds cool, but is not going to work outside of the box as it has a power supply issue and was thrown in for free. 

I also currently have a chance to get a many year old SoundTracs Desk which is a 24 channel mixing console, they want £600 for it I may get it if they can get down to nearer £400, reason being I don't have space in my current studio for such a monster and if I buy it, it will just go into storage untilI can rent or buy a larger studio space. 


The format now of DNA will be two parts, 12 tracks each and with all EDM, Electronica and other electronic experimental works.