Learning about Machine Learning

29 May

With the objective of acquiring some technical skills during my graduate-school career, I and several of my fellow graduate students will be embarking through Gareth James, Daniela Witten, Trevor Hastie and Robert Tibshirani’s wonderful book, An Introduction to Statistical Learning with Applications in R this summer. R Bloggers has turned the textbook into a full curriculum, complete with video lectures and powerpoint slides. We will be blogging our progress at Chaotic Neural. Follow along.

Mixcraft 7 Teacher’s Guide

11 Mar

Mixcraft 6 Teacher's Guide

MIXCRAFT 7 TEACHER’S GUIDE

An updated version of the Mixcraft Teacher’s Guide is now available. As always, a .pdf-version of the book is free. Updates include new student projects, an overview of the added features in Mixcraft version 7, recommendations on hardware, and fresh screenshots. See below for a description:

Mixcraft 7 Teacher’s Guide is a teaching tool and reference manual aimed at educators who wish to incorporate music composition, music production, and digital audio workstations into an education curriculum. The book contains an overview of a great piece of music software called Mixcraft and includes lesson plans for making remixes, podcasts, film scores, and about a dozen other creative creations. Educators can download the book here along with supplementary materials (i.e., templates for making music and sample projects).

New Synth-Pop Instrumental: House Fire

11 Mar

New synthpop instrumental; completed demo. This track is slated to become a Straw Man Standing song, the recording moniker of my good friend, Travis Webster-Booth.

Instruments:

Roland Juno 6
Moog Prodigy
Acoustic Guitar
Fender Rhodes
Drum Samples

New Synth-Pop Instrumental: Ocean Fade

8 Jan

New synthpop instrumental; completed demo.

Instruments:

Roland Juno 6
Moog Prodigy
Guitar – Delay
Acoustic Guitar – Chorus
Drum Samples

What does a Yamaha CS-40m sound like?

25 Nov

What sounds can you make with a Yamaha CS-40m analog synthesizer? Here is a collection of custom patches that I programmed into my Yamaha CS-40m. The demo includes basses, leads, sound effects, and more. I recorded these patches dry into Ableton Live. No effects processing was done. All parts were played by myself.

What does a Roland Juno-60 sound like?

2 Nov

What sounds can you make with a Roland Juno-60 polyphonic analog synthesizer? Here is a collection of custom patches that I programmed into my Roland Juno-60. The demo includes basses, strings, pads, arpeggios, and more. I recorded these patches dry into Ableton Live, and then used Ableton’s Large Space Chorus reverb preset to add some ambiance. (Ableton’s reverb sounds great on synths.) No other processing was done. All parts were played by myself; no DCB-MIDI conversion was used.

New Synth-Pop Instrumental: Second Shadow

14 Apr

New synth-pop instrumental; completed demo.

Instruments:

Roland Juno 60
Yamaha CS-40m
Acoustic Guitar
Electric Guitar (Chorus)
Electric Guitar (Clean)
Violins
Flute
Drum Samples

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