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First track for FAWM 2016

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

My first FAWM track this year consists of violin, synth pads and sequenced synths, white noise and subtle percussion. The violin part has some long, slow glissandi similar to a pedal steel guitar, for example. The violin was recorded via pickup and run through an analog delay pedal as well.

This is untitled for now, I need to come up with some kind of naming scheme.

FAWM 2016

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

February Album Writing Month (FAWM) 2016 is almost here! I don’t have a concept for my album this year, but I do have some ideas and goals.


  • Incorporate my violin in my (typically all electronic) music
  • Explore different composition approaches. Focus more on the notes than the sounds. (Originally I was going to compose everything first and then perform it, but after a few experiments I felt like this was going to be too frustrating/time consuming, so I backed off on the goal a little bit).

I think it should be an interesting challenge. Feel free to follow my progress here on my blog, or on my FAWM page:


As sort of a proof of concept, here’s a demo of some ambient music heavily featuring my (heavily processed) violin.

Here’s a rough idea what my setup looks like.

Violin with synths


Sighing Below

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

My 14th (and last) track for FAWM 2015.

Pad: SQL8L (VST)
Noisy percussion: modular (purple noise from Steady State Fate Quantum Rainbow, running through Pittsburgh modular LPG), squenced by Doepfer Dark Time and Arturia Beatstep, running through Small Stone Phaser
Bass: minibrute
Sequenced synth: microbrute, with Malekko 616 Dark analog delay
Digital reverb/delay: ValhallaRoom/Valhalla Ubermod

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