A retrospective and a beginning

My first experience with an audio sequencer was a small program I think was just called ‘Sound Tracker’ for MacOS System 7, made by some enterprising German programmer (of course), very fond of ‘Pump up Jam.’ I was lucky to have access to a Mac Quadra 840AV at the time and just went nuts… on variations of Pump up Jam.

Later in the 90’s I waited with baited breath for another piece of sequencing software to arrive, Swedish developer Propellerhead Software’s ReBirth RB-338. Starting with digital recreations of two 303 synths and the analog 808 drum machine, later expanding to include a 909 drum machine as well, I got hooked on the ‘real hardware’ interface style iconic to Properllhead, and started creating my own baselines and beats. Now the RB-338 software, which was simulating hardware that’s probably in museums, is itself retired to a museum of it’s own. But Propellerhead was just getting started, and so was I…

Over the next few posts I’ll be putting up some of the music I’ve created over the last 10+ years via SoundCloud. Most of it is just barely mixed at all, a lot is quite synth-y, especially early on. Though some of it makes me cringe now, at the time I was creating it for myself and it felt right. Maybe it’ll feel right for you too.

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One thought on “A retrospective and a beginning

  1. Joseph Smarr January 29, 2012 / 5:15 pm

    I remember those early days messing with your dad’s computer in his office. I could tell even back then that you had talent waiting to be unlocked, and the passion to make it happen!

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