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[13 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]
What a sound cloud

Soundcloud is a fairly new service that i’ve been a member of since beta testing.

It “lets you move music fast & easy. The platform takes the daily hassle out of receiving, sending & distributing music for artists, record labels & other music professionals”. For me i thought it would a nice way of sharing mixes and tracks as the player’s really nice, and getting feedback as the (customisable) player allows comments.

Dj Mixes by marcreck

I bought the pro lite account, which allows me to upload a fair amount of tracks …

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[4 Jan 2009 | No Comment | ]
2008 – A (sort of) round up of last year..

or as much as i can remember off the top of my head anyway!..Don’t normally do these, but it feels a good thing for me to do as they say it’s always good to see where you’ve been before deciding where you are going to go…

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[18 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]
New Technologies for 2009

I’m having a massive overhaul at the mo of everything to make way for a few bits of kit, trying to get as much in check by the end of year to make way for 3 new technologies which are set to raise the bar for 3 areas of my life….

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[4 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]
Sound Cloud

Today i also got invited to a website/service i’ve been after for quite a while, (but interestingly especially this week!)…

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[9 Jul 2008 | One Comment | ]
Finished with the War – Dance on Film Soundtrack for New Vibes 2008

So this thursday is the screening of the Finished with the War Piece as part of this years “New Vibes”.  It’s a dance on film piece choreographed by Lucy Nicholls, directed by Liam D’Authereau, with performances by Saffy Setohy, Pippa Lund, and Krista Vuori, and also features my first 12 minute soundtrack.

This is the first time i’ve been asked to compose a track for a dance on film piece, yet this will be my second outing as part of new vibes, as a dj/vj/dance piece i worked on with Birmingham …

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[31 May 2008 | No Comment | ]
In the Studio

This week its been all about Cubase and this Dvd track. Its going well, and i’ve learnt how to link up parts of my studio i never even new existed, but its been long long days!..

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[17 May 2008 | No Comment | ]
The Reckorder Album

Ok, so this reckorder thing is something i seemed to have babbled on about a bit, and i still havent launched the website. No matter, though as i’ve started sketching out…

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[15 May 2008 | One Comment | ]
Music Commissions

Ah with all the promoting “stuff” yesterday i forgot to report my first two music commissions! I’ve been writing music for quite a few years now, and this is the first time i’ve been commissioned to produce something from scratch at least!…

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[6 May 2008 | No Comment | ]
Mididididididit

The sun is glorious, so it was most definitely time for a bbq and beers in evening. I’d however gone to town to pick up my birthday present, so from 11pm it was time to get to know it…

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[20 Nov 2007 | No Comment | ]
Meetings & Making the Break

Today was a day of meetings from start to finish.

First was one at the dss, to inform them of my course details, and business plan development, and then after a little work on that, i worked through a tutorial on how to make an amen style break (something i wanted to do for so long now again from an old music making article from computer music. (Save as and view from desktop for bigger picture)

In the afternoon i then went to Jibbering to meet our designer for Mr Elephant. …

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[13 Nov 2007 | No Comment | ]
Elephants, Song Writing & Project X

After a while away from the blog, i thought i’d drop a quick update, and share a few things i’ve found most useful on the musical side of things…

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[6 Sep 2007 | No Comment | ]
Dex n Vox n Flute

Today was the first studio session with the multi talented vocalist and flute player Amrita who we saw perform at the Rainbow last night.

Was great to have the opportunity to record some quality vocals, and some classical flute, and Amrita’s warm personality coupled with a professional approach meant for a very satisfying studio sesh.
In the eve i played around in cubase with some ideas to compliment the recordings, and already we have a few tracks coming together. Early ideas are something on a eastern/egyptian sounding tip, courtesy of a flute …

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[15 Aug 2007 | No Comment | ]
Mama Matrix & a guitar tutorial

Spent the evening in the studio today recording two members of the mighty Mama Matrix…Not the zapperesque, balkan gypsy jazz music you might imagine, but a few childrens songs such as “snail slither slowly”….

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[11 Aug 2007 | No Comment | ]
My music & dream set

Is coming along really well it has to be said…The standard i have for anything i would put around for general hearing, is just as high as any records i would buy as a dj, so in my head at least, when it does come together it will be on the level.

Also important to me is write a range of music, and not just breaks tracks. I have one acoustic instrumental with a few words, one almost finished breaks track, with drop beats not bombs mix, a dubby track and then a well produced but early in the arrangement breaks number…

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[10 Jul 2007 | No Comment | ]
The Pink Wigs, Marc Reck & Vj Chromatouch at New vibes 2007

…performed the 10 minute version of our peace not war at dropbeatnotbombs set, at the creative festival type thing in a warehouse last night.. Apparently they were amazing, and the whole thing went down really well.

New Vibes 2007
I dont have footage of last night, <update clip is above> but i just found some video of our performance from our Peace Not War when we performed at Drop Beats 9. Sound hasnt come out very well, but it captures the energy nicely. Lights and stage by Slick Events, Visuals by …