Recorded throughout 2010
The Morning Sound Report came about as a result of many things. First was the purchasing of a $400 laptop. I was pleasantly surprised at its power and was able to load my entire 'studio' into it. Over the last 10 years I have experimented with hundreds of music apps and with this new system I narrowed it down to a core base of essentials that offer a nearly limitless set of possibilities.
The way I have always worked is to setup a complex chain of sound creators and sound modifiers, press buttons and see what evolves. For the past 4 years I have used Plouge's Bidual as my host program. This is a modular system that can chain any amount of instruments and effects together with as many mixers as your computer can process until it crashes. To control all this I use a combination of external midi controllers and internal VST algorithmic midi pattern generators.
With this setup I started The Morning Sound Report series. Quite simply these are tracks that were usually made in the early morning hours (before going to work) from start to finish. Then I would post them online. Some tracks spanned a few days and had overdubs added in a multitracking program, most are a single live recording. This process has been very liberating as I usually spend months or years piecing together an album. With The Morning Sound Report the entire process turned into a few hours.
released December 19, 2012
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