new ep by (d) – Exception

A new, six-track EP (or short LP?) by (d): Exception.  It’s more of the usual stuff that comes out of my head (cool sounds, dark atmospheres, old-school WARP feel, etc.?), but better than anything else I’ve ever done.

Stream or download it:

If you’re a producer or synth-nerd, this post is for you.  Continue reading if you’re interested in the making of Exception.

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category: (d), analog four, bandcamp, elektron, machinedrum, modular, news

new album by (d) – progression

Progression is an eight-track “album” (eight tracks is considered an “album” now, isn’t it?) by (d), released on October 29, 2014.  It’s available on Bandcamp, as usual, and costs whatever you think its true value is.

Here’s the link:

It’s dark, dirty, organic, but “not too hard to digest,” as an Elektronauts user stated.  That’s important because one of the reasons I make music is to (hopefully) connect with others.

My influences for this album are not obscure.  Anyone who was into electronic music in the ’90s will surely enjoy the melodies, atmospheres, and sound-design of Progression.
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category: (d), bandcamp, elektron, fl studio, modular, monomachine, news, snow, tracks

new ep by (d) – Silence and Infinity

Here it is, five fresh tracks for your listening enjoyment:

“Silence and Infinity” is a free download or “pay what you want.”
If you’re interested in the “tech” and compositional process behind this collection of songs, keep reading…

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new album by (d) – the expansion

“The Expansion” is a 6-track mini-release, by (d) (that’s me!), which encompases some of my favorite recent work.  You can download it for free or “pay what you want”, right here, on bandcamp: .

Inspiration came from the usual sources: space, technology, synthesis, sci-fi, 2001, 2010, Prometheus, Alien, etc…and something else.

If you’re interested in more details on the composition process, continue reading.
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category: (d), bandcamp, diy, elektron, modular, tracks

my synth DIY mini-site:

If you’ve been following along, you know that electronics, specifically the ones that go into synthesizers, is another one of the things I enjoy.  I’ve made panels, modules, and all sorts of devices (take a look at the “articles” on the side-bar).  Instead of sharing that stuff here, I put it on a different mini-blog: .  The site is hosted on Tumblr just because it is so easy to update.

There will be some (d) music news soon, but don’t expect a Boards of Canada, “Tomorrow’s Harvest”-style scavenger hunt to get the new stuff.

By the way, some links to soundcloud/bandcamp tracks may be missing; this is simply because I’m clearing space for the new stuff.  They will be back, though.

category: (d), diy, modular, news, site

guide: making the Virus TI Snow work with Reaper

If you use Reaper, the (nearly) free DAW and own an Access Virus TI Snow (or the like), and you just can’t figure out how to get them to cooperate, read this short guide.

If you’re like me, you just want to turn on your machines and go! Most of the time, this works without a hassle, but in the case of the Virus TI (Total Integration) series of synths, it’s almost a necessity to use the software integration.  It’s a blessing and a curse; along with the deep editing capability comes the usual issues of mixing hardware with soft.  Although I have used my Virus TI Snow quite a bit in the past, I know I’d be using it a lot more if things just worked.

Don’t get me wrong–everything functions as the makers intended–but it takes a couple extra steps to get everything going in Reaper.
I’m writing this guide because it’s not as inuitive as it is in, say, Ableton live.   If you’re interested, continue reading after the jump.

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