Production Log: No Mercy

This is my version of Holly Hofmann’s “No Mercy” but arranged for Native American flute and ukulele instead of the original silver flute and piano. Update: the song was actually composed by Glenn Cashman; here’s a great version of it with Glenn on tenor sax. Update #2: After talking with Glenn, I made a mistake in […]

Production Log: Waiting for Spring

Composition for this track started on my Ono baritone ukulele experimenting with chords using two fingers and two open strings. Here’s the simplified chord chart: I threw in some more fingers later but that was the starting point. Ironically, this much was done in the spring and I posted a quick jam of it back in […]

Production Log:Swiftlet in the Sun

Composition for this one began just noodling on my Ono baritone ukulele. The chord progressions were worked out and entered into the Guitar Toolkit app for safekeeping. I went through a number of attempts at formulating a style and arrangement. I tried some ideas in ChordBot, iDS-10, and DM2 and didn’t really settle on anything […]

Using… AltiSpace and Audio Reverb

Music App Blog gives a great overview of AltiSpace and there’s not much I can add to that. Given that it only supports IAA, not Audio Units, and is somewhat CPU intensive, the obvious role for AltiSpace is as a Send effect, and that is how I’ve used it so far. One of nice features […]

Using… Moog Model 15 (for breath control)

I got the Moog Model 15 app for half price right after Thanksgiving. I especially wanted to try the aftertouch controls for use with my EWI wind controller. Being a modular synth, the method of routing aftertouch is a very different experience from, say, iSem. In one way, it is more limiting in that there […]