Thursday, September 5, 2013

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Build Break Mold Make

Build Break Mold Make

Project1542 Audio log

   Building down tempo to an up tempo building up beat, that’s the best way to describe this monster, and this monster was a beast from beyond. Monster in the sense that its long…you should be used to that by now, and Monster because some VST instruments %#)E*(&@(  don’t like to play with others in a crowded environment. I want to blame Live but after more investigation poor programming on the VST side is to blame.
   Most of this was a far cry from what it was sounding like in my head, but none the less the outcome was greater than expected. The biggest step in where I want to go is really improving on some scales and chords. If you listen to some of the recent stuff you can see the pointy head-stock of a guitar permeating the mix. The blues pentatonic scales and chords are what I have used to build the Project1542 from the ground up. This has worked well for the heavy rock/metal/blues background, on the other hand its coming to the limits of where I would like to take the music. 
   On that idea I am going to take some time until the next post focus on some chords and scales. If you really like this song and where it is going, don’t stress this kind of greatness doesn’t just get thrown out and I will be revisiting it soon in the future.
   Listen to the recent audio logs and at least my feeling is around a quarter of the way to final touches here. If we can keep ignoring family, friends, and the infamous “you should have been there party” the music will keep churning and burning. For now it’s off to the valley of the sun, there is something about playing music in house in the woods with vaulted ceilings that brings out fantastic creativity.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Dark Die or Consumed

Project1542 Audio log

This one is short and sweet. I was told there was a synth by Hans Zimmer, if you don’t know who he is, he has been behind the music of such films as: Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, The Last Samurai, Inception the list goes on and on. So I jumped a chance for a really complex synth with some really awesome patches. I have been playing around with it and well here we are, the drums and guitar are the only peace’s not produced by the synth. All of the other sounds are coming through zebra except some compression through Ableton. 

-There will be more stuff in a couple of days got some more fantastic work on the way, this has been a tiny side project...for today at least.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Project1542 Audio Log 5-28-2013

So to start out I have some original material, then a one hour continuous mix by Stan.  The first is another totally new production built from the ground up. I included a screenshot for below for viewing pleasure, so you can see the kind of effort that has gone into making it. For the most part it is a large portion produced with a good amount of time put in it…(easy and easier I might add), and with that time brings the power of bending a song to you will each step of the way.

Pay no attention to the length because it’s really two songs the second portion really just got mixed at the last minute as part of a larger live set… see picture below. Included guitar which I takes me back to some of the stuff we were producing earlier last summer, however this time it is not just this solid concrete thing that does not change, more like a ambient and dynamic electronic sound with a great deal of stage worthy modifiable musical properties. The name is a play on words (hidden meaning in everything). 

 Second part is a mix of some old school trance I have been listening too, from the days when the balearic island of Ibiza was the creator of some fantastic feel good music. My visit there forever altered my taste in music, and sound which to this day I have always been chasing. In hopes of bringing that same experience back here is the track list for Stan’s euphoric mix.

Stan’s Euphoric classics mix-
1.      Boccaccio - The sercret wish "0-3:46"
2.      Mauro Picotto - Lizard "3:46-8:25"
3.      Sasha - Xpander "8:25-12:30"
4.      Lovechild - Liberta "12:30-17:04"
5.      Pulser - Cloud walking "21:41-25:50"
6.      Gate - Iron Eden "21:41-30:54"
7.      Push - Strange world "30:54-34:47"
8.      Lost Tribe - Gamemaster "34:47-39:21"
9.      Angelli & nelson - El Nino "39:21-44:28"
10.  Cascade - Trancend "44:28-48:06"
11.  PPK - ressurection "48:06-52:28"
12.  Veracocha - Carte Blanche "52:28-58:13

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

A chiptune maybe?

Project1542 Audio Log 5-23-2013

So I was playing with some patches on the synth and found a chip tune patch,  really cool. I have watched some people perform some chiptunes only once before and it was really amazing, hacked Gameboys from the 80s turned into instruments making out of this world BPM and sounds. So on a whim found this patch and turned it into something. The something would be something probably listened to something like this ever.  Experimental musical project we are so, we bring you a chiptune with real drums, guitar and some other sweet stuff that really thought was cool together. Make sure if you listen start at about 4:30 to the end favorite part of it, then listen to the rest if you have got that far. If you like it let me know and I will try to make more for now just a little fun with some crazy synths.

check back in a couple of days for 1hr euphoric mix of classic trance...... 

Monday, May 20, 2013

One to remember!

Project1542 Audio log 5-20-2013

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This I can absolutely say is the best work so far in Ableton, it just sounds really good. The other 2 works that were posted earlier fail in comparison to this. It really shines. Playing it is a joy all in itself, feeling like a producer directing each instrument telling when and where to sound. Ableton takes so much work but this work really pays off. So now cheers, to tear it down, reconstruct, rebuild and do 100,000 more times, and 100,000 times better. Only thing I would like to add is some live guitar with some deep hard chords on the bridge, maybe some lead and vocals.
Other than that it feels solid. I know you will feel the same way, if you don’t, well I have no idea what you are doing reading this. That is the confidence this has produced.  
Thanks to the guys at Ableton for making Live 9. Its mind bogglingly complex and hard to learn, when your left brain is Cubase and have no previous electronic music background it was hard at the very least to retrain a brain. However it has help make some fantastic work, and it’s totally up to the operator to create, innovate, and express, that is what the music is all about.

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Project1542 Audio log 5-12-2013

Project1542 Audio log 5-12-2013

This one is really going out there. It has been really fun to produce and really getting down to having fun instead of learning. The noise bass fader is really cool you will notice I was playing with it. I am still getting used to timing it just right and some other mixing type stuff. However this is by far the best one yet. The complete song is mixed in real time and it’s a completely original mix.  Project1542 dual spin state

Monday, May 6, 2013

A New Beginning

A New Beginning

Seem like a long time, and probably is. I have been gone for some time a couple of months, even though months have felt like most of a year. Somehow the giant experience that I have gone through has made it feel that way. The experience… here on the blog at least I will only refer to as a small trip I once took. I was a trip of learning and experiencing that I will not soon forget. It has shown me what is pushing the edge of music, and changing the scene as we know it. You would think if anybody asked. How the music industry is doing? The most common big label response, is that internet is killed the market, and ruined music as we once knew it. This answer could not be further from the truth, in the real world there is a whole new breed of musicians that are pushing the envelope with live performances, venues big, small and some underground.  This has changed the studio sound of so many before, to an almost irreproducible sound that is the selling point to draw fans out and into the music.
On that note as I have returned home to draw on the new inspiration I have found, started working on it as soon as I got home last night. What follows is my own flavor of what I have listened to and the skills I have learned, during my little trip to the real world. All of it produced from start to finish made in an evening, with Ableton live. You will find some screens to show a little of what I am doing. Work always can be done but I felt it best after so much time to give you a dose of what I will be working on.
Another Audio log: Project1542-Undiscovered (and original mix)


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

-Private stock mix – To – Public-

To start off let’s see where we have come since the inception of the project. In the days of the beginning it there was 2 of us jamming on some guitars, or bass, probably drunk, stoned or somewhere in-between. We liked what we were playing however we had no place to take it beyond the confines of small parties, groups of friends and our living room floor. 

From there we graduated to studio recording lots of sharing and eventually YouTube postings, 1st gig and so on. During that time we have all grown up a little some of us spreading to other cities and places. What we have now though represents a continuing of that original passion for music in all its forms. Now two of us make music the way two people can do it best, grim is good with drums and sampling; and I now am controlling DAW’s, recording, effects setups, wiring, keys, and guitar.
Although grim is leaving, for the fast paced world of physics. I hope to carry on the music although by myself with all the great sounds from only one console. This is one of the final mixes for grim and I, and although he is leaving we have immortalized him with the countless hours of sampling and mixing of drums, and beats that has led to the Project1542 beat library. Now here it is several projects created entirely by me through use of grim as the sampler, are now in a nonstop mix! The mix was produced in Cubase then imported to Ableton Live, thanks to the wonderful APC40 made by Akai, I can now bring the sound out of the studio setting and on to the main stage, if we choose. For now listen to the very first mix (yes very first), of the Ultrarelativistic.
Taken full circle from the start of a jam, production, recording, mixing and now DJ like template used in conjunction with Ableton Live, to bring it to you live, this we hope is not like anything you have been hearing because this is a start to finish electro-hybrid mix.  


This will be improved and lengthened as time will allow, plenty of content to add.  Link below 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Project1542 Audio Log 1-22-2013

More samplelogic goodness! 

Partly restructured added filters limiters and some parallel compression for a nice thumb sound. Over all structure is the same just 2 peaks instead of the one before. Grim has added a drum line but for now its being left out, we are having problems limiting the drums and creating that same thump without blowing the RMS. Couple of days and you can check back on that as for now, we think it is miles better then before and it is loud and polyphonic. Best way to enjoy is with a good pair of headphones or a killer stereo or 5.1 anything else and you are missing the expansion waves from the effects setup..Enjoy!  

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Project1542 Audio Log 1-8-2013

New tune for the New Year. 

Resembling some kind of turn of a dial from, crossover, happy hardcore, then on into trance, trance anthem, club mix, progressive trance kind of sound. It might sound like you took a trip back early 2000s, however it is what we were trying to accomplish. Many people do not understand how Project1542 goes from, rock, hard rock, jam kind of style, to something like a trance anthem...the answer? Is in the repetitive slow building eruption feeling that culminates in the crescendo peak of the song or mix, the sound is unique, and very interesting because of its complexity. We want to recreate that in a less electronic fashion with a mix of analog and electronic sounds. Then comes the task of learning the essence of what we are looking for….This song is part of that journey from beginning of trance to progressive trance (no Dubstep) sound. For the mean time enjoy Sample logic found below. It’s long like past couple we have been working on but that is the point.