February 2012

Electronic Music Composition (EMC) Course

I'm currently developing a brand new course for Point Blank Online Music College. Please take a look at the Promo Video below and also visit the brochure page for detailed info.
Meanwhile here is the blurb....

When producing a track, we've all experienced that point when you can't get any further and need some extra inspiration. Electronic Music Composition (EMC) will help you overcome this obstacle by showing you how to develop the musical aspects of your tracks in an easy to understand way without getting bogged down in scales and theory. You'll learn how to add hooks, riffs, chords, basslines, melodies, develop your arrangements and work with vocals whilst keeping everything in key so it 'sounds right'.Also, importantly, how to finish your tracks! We analyze and demonstrate how classic and cutting edge tunes are put together musically to clearly show you the techniques they use so you can implement them in your own tracks. You'll find EMC both engaging and inspiring, just what making music should be.It's developed by virtuoso keyboardist Ski Oakenfull (solo artist signed to Sony andremixer/producer/writer/player for artists including Incognito, Joey Negro and The Bays). The course contains new presentation techniques that enable you to see exactly what's being played on the keys and what's happening in the software/DAW. This course is compatible with both Ableton Live AND Logic. You will be able to use these ideas and techniques in your own productions to get that musical buzz you're missing. Check out the preview and see you in class!

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Deep House Arpeggiation Article in this week's DJ Mag Weekly 89

The Ableton Deep House Arpeggiated Chord Pattern Generator Tutorial video I made for Point Blank Online College has been published in this week's DJ Mag Free online edition. You can check it out here: http://www.djmag.com/djweekly/ Its DJ Weekly 89.
I'm also attaching the offline version for you to download. You'll find the attachment underneath the picture..

Deep House Arpeggiation Article in this week's DJ Mag Weekly 89
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Ayota's Helicopter Cuts LP due for release in April 2012

Here is a track from my forthcoming Ayota album Helicopter Cuts, due for release in April 2012 on Third Ear Records.
Check here for the Discogs entry for the album that was released in Japan a few years ago.
There is also some brand new Ayota material on the way later in the year for release on Primaudial Records.

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