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Lock On – The Intro Soundtrack (part 3 of 3)

‘Lock On’ required engaging the viewer the second the music video starts. This means that, along with the Visuals and Sound Design, the music must set the mood and immerse the viewer into the scene. The first blog was about the elements that went into the Sound Design while the second blog dealt mainly Sound Design in terms […]

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Lock On – The Steps of Blaxx (part 2 of 3)

‘Lock On’ has various Sound Design elements that one may not notice but if absent, or if done incorrectly, will take the viewer out of the experience the Director wants the audience to feel. Some of these elements were described in my previous blog . The process of walking is something we all observe in nature and will instinctively […]

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Lock On — Papers, Printers and Police (part 1 of 3)

‘Lock On’ was a music video that I had a lot of fun creating the Sound Design and composing the Intro Soundtrack for. It is a combination of suspense, storyline, culture though music and cinema. I had the honour of having a role in setting the mood via audio at the start of the music […]

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TEN SECONDS

Ten seconds …. that’s all you have ….. ten seconds. Ten seconds to make an impact, ten seconds to establish your identity, ten seconds to make a lasting impression. This was the constraint I was faced with when I created the Sound Design for the ident of Creative Compass Design Studios. This studio is founded […]

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From Silence To Sound. The ‘My Love’ Experience

It is interesting to discover that every sound in the Abdiel/Destra music video (except the monologue in the beginning and the music) was all constructed. There was silence at the beginning and end of the music video and that the audio world was constructed from scratch to further the story of what was seen on […]

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A Story, a Podcast and Gunshots!!

A story, a podcast and gunshots!! Two men thousands of miles apart (approx. 3,915 miles) who have not physically been in the same space since 2013 producing extraordinary works via internet file transfers.. Two men thousands of miles apart (approx. 3,915 miles) who have not physically been in the same space since 2013 producing extraordinary […]

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The Voice. The Music Industry. Do’s and Don’ts. (Part 3 of 3)

The Voice. The Music Industry. Do’s and Don’ts. (Part 3 of 3) A note to upcoming vocalists “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” – Aldous Huxley –   In the previous blog in this series I mentioned that vocalists should not only look at one income stream in the use of […]

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The Voice. The Music Industry. Do’s and Don’ts. (Part 2 of 3)

The Voice. The Music Industry. Do’s and Don’ts. (Part 2 of 3) A note to upcoming vocalists “Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life” – Berthold Auerbach – In my last blog I received positive comments about my advice for upcoming vocalists especially point #5. We shall now continue with some of […]

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The Voice. The Music Industry. Do’s and Don’ts. (Part 1 of 3)

The Voice. The Music Industry. Do’s and Don’ts. (Part 1 of 3) A note to upcoming vocalists “Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.” – Plato – First off let me say this. I am not a fan of performing gigs for free in the hope […]

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Marketing Your Music In The Digital World (Part 3 of 3)

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” Albert Einstein Unique Recording Studios, a 26 year old studio that created recorded albums and hits from Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Taylor Dayne, Depeche Mode, George Benson, Pet Shop Boys, Level 42, Michael Bolton, Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Cliff, Cher, George Clinton and a host of recording artists great […]