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Make music in Virtual Reality

August 21, 2016  |  Virtual Reality

SoundStage: VR Music Maker is a virtual reality music sandbox built specifically for room-scale VR. I haven’t tried this but my initial reaction is.. W T F! 🙂 Being a hardware guy I really can’t see this replacing a real studio anytime soon. Could be fun to try out though. So far I haven’t seen any obvious killer app for VR.

Crunchy Beats [Nintendo Gameboy]

August 20, 2016  |  8-bit, Chip music, Gameboy

I still think it’s pretty fun to make noisy noises on my Gameboy so I’ve just spent a few hours finishing up the track I made a demo of the other week. I have given it the name Crunchy Beats and you can listen to it below.

Now I must concentrate on finishing my album, which will sound completely different. More analog and much less 8-bit digital. 🙂

Urban Astronauts – Animal (Bjorn Fogelberg Remix)

August 18, 2016  |  Music, Music production

I think the most famous artist I remixed back in the day must have been Matt Darey and his rocktronica project Urban Astronauts. (I’m not counting Jean-Michel Jarre and Klaus Schulze as those remixes were actually covers where the artists weren’t involved in the project).

If you know your trance music history you know that Matt was one of the big names. He’s sold more than two million albums during his long career. I used to send him my tracks and he played some of them on his radio show Nocturnal. In 2008 when he was starting the Urban Astronauts project I was asked if I wanted to remix one of the tracks. I got to choose which one. A couple of weeks later Urban Astronauts – Animal (Bjorn Fogelberg Remix) was done and approved by Matt. The EP was released later that year.