Composing and producing electronic music: week 2

The assigmnent for week 2 of Composing and Producing Electronic Music was to make a drum groove for a Drum’n Bass track. Here’s how I did it. I started with recreating Amen Break in FL Studio. First of all, I found that I am not good at playing drums. After I “played” it I had to heavily edit it in the piano roll to match the groove. Next time when I do my own complex groove from scratch, it will make sense for me to draw the groove on paper first, then play it and edit. Read more →

My first ever remix

Here’s my first ever remix made as an assignment for Composing and Producing Electronic Music course. This is the original tune by Loudon Stearns (who teaches this course). Your user agent does not support the HTML5 Audio element. And here is my techno remix Your user agent does not support the HTML5 Audio element. Read more →

Nokia+MSFT: Power of incentives

Considering that the present Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop is one of the largest individual shareholders of Microsoft, no wonder they tied a knot. And it’s not a surprise he tries to talk the Nokia’s share price down. He doesn’t currently have any Nokia shares, but he will have to buy some soon. And the cheaper Nokia shares are, the less he will pays for them. Read more →

Make your life happen

Jason Fitzpatrick left Lifehacker. Here’s what he has to say: The only commodity we have is time. Somewhere — in your mind, on a notepad, stashed in a virtual notebook — you have a list of things you’d like to be doing with your time before it all slips away. Do what you have to do to take those ideas out of storage and make them happen. You can trade and barter for a lot in life but you can never buy back time. Read more →

Freediving in the Philippines. Epilogue

Some people asked me why I needed that. Here’s why I do not know where to start… Perhaps I should start by telling how a long time ago, when I was a kid, I watched a movie called “The Big Blue”, and it forever imprinted in my memory, somewhere between the French cartoon “Time Masters” and the Bratislavan TV series “She Came Out of the Blue Sky”. Afterwards I always wondered how Luc Besson at such a young age (when the movie came out in 1988, he was 29) could make such a powerful movie. Read more →

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