Whispers from Within

A gentle Gaian mist of an effervescent light that burns deep within. Did you forget? Did you ever know? Have you ever understood? Another slow composition for “fast times”. Let’s slow it down, look within, contemplate, and gather ourselves… now centered, reach forth into the light, and share this wisdom, as there seems to be so little beauty from within brought forth into the darkness.

Instruments: Custom Roland D50 Sounds, Piano, Cello, The beauty of Clara’s voice, and the silent whispers of our Planet :)

Woodland Wonder

Wandering  the Woodlands, one will find Great Wonder Within… Find time to pause in a fast pace world. Another “Slow” composition for “Fast” times :)

The Garden of Rapture

In the Garden life she walks. The scent of sweet pink pedals from the eternal tree of spring’s essence surround her being, and a stream of Goldfish beckon her instinct, as she climbs the bridge to gaze forth into the water below. In an instant her emotions are uplifted, as she slowly turns her attention toward an overwhelming feeling of rapture …Her eyes meet his. Lost yet found, Their spirits soar beyond the heavens, wrapped within the souls of two becoming one, for the very first time. Loves embrace, eternal, and pure.

The Rhythm Of Gaia

EDM Meets an Ambient Dream …An Atmospheric array of 909 Beats, Tantric Analog Rhythms and Pads, Primordial Woodwinds, Mystic Breathing, Terran Ambience, and Gaian Chants.

Shashthi EDM

Thought I would kick off the New Year with some Dance Music! This was created using a 909 backing track with Analog Rhythms, Digital Pads, and the beautiful voices of Children from India. Happy New Year everyone!

Shashthi – Hindu folk goddess, venerated as the benefactor and protector of children.

KALI Linux Transformed

In the beginning (sounds epic huh?), I recorded and created music using a Yamaha MT-120 4 track recorder. As usual technology advanced, and I switched to Syntech’s Studio One sequencer using a Commodore 64 with a Sonus MIDI interface, which eventually led to the Atari 1040STe using the Sonus Masterpiece sequencer. Finally came Windows 95, with all of it’s bells and whistles around 1997 (Finally, affordable Red Book CD Burning).

Well, It was time to break the learning curve once again. After much research, I’ve successfully turned KALI Linux into a Digital Audio Workstation. And why exactly would I create a Digital Audio Workstation originally designed to be a  Penetration Testing and Security Auditing Workstation? Easy answer …I use the best Security Auditing tool to monitor my networks, and as always, wondered if I could just make it happen. Might as well multi-task fun as well              😀           …Next up: Linux based Music.

Linux Instruments: AM Synth, Sample v1, Synth v1
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Linux DAW: Ardour ver. 5.3.0

By now I believe everyone has at least heard of Linux, Ubuntu being the most popular version. KALI is a bit different, and was never meant to be transformed into a Digital Audio Workstation. Here’s the description from kali.org:

Kali Linux is a Debian-based Linux distribution aimed at advanced Penetration Testing and Security Auditing. Kali contains several hundred tools which are geared towards various information security tasks, such as Penetration Testing, Security research, Computer Forensics and Reverse Engineering. Kali Linux is developed, funded and maintained by Offensive Security, a leading information security training company.

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Linux Audio: Jack Audio Connection Kit, Synth v1
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Linux Audio: Installation of the Linux Audio Driver and Mixer

Electra Prime

I would like to share an album I released back in 2006. It’s an album called “Electra Prime”. I eventually plan on releasing this and much more on this website, but felt the need to begin here. This album is much more than music, it’s the story of a journey through space, time, and destiny. I’m hoping it resonates with some of you. Included within the image link below are 9 MP3’s, 1 hand crafted album cover, and a PDF which contains the literature for each song in sequence. I hope you all enjoy …More to come 😀

“Following the release of The Gates of Infinity, This release will guide you, the listener, from your home world of Earth toward Electra Prime, a distant planet in the Pleiades star cluster, into life as a Pleiadian, and beyond.”

Click here to download Electra Prime as a “Zipped” archive :)

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Retro 90’s “Piano Pad”

After much anticipation patiently awaiting UVI’s servers to deliver a 10 Gigabyte package beyond a download speed of 24K, I finally had the chance to play with UVI’s “Digital Synsations”, an emulation of 4 Vintage Digital Classic Synthesizers, including the highly acclaimed Roland D-50, Yamaha SY77, Korg M1, and Ensoniq VFX, (always wanted to own the entire lot, but they seemed to be out of financial reach back in the day).

I have always wanted to use these old classics to create an awesome “New Age” Piano Pad. I loaded up the D590’s, DSX, and DS1, tweaked a few settings to my taste, then added an ambient/concert Piano and I believe I found that classic “end of the 80’s/beginning of the 90’s” Piano Pad sound.

UVI's "Digital Synsations"
UVI’s “Digital Synsations”

I was astonished just how well UVI has emulated these awesome digital classics, which includes all of the editing capabilities needed, minus the original oscillators, (I think that would have been a copyright issue at any-rate). I hope everyone interested in Digital Synsations took advantage of the free UVI promotion. After week of download time because of this promotion, it was still totally worth the wait!

 

Heliocentricity: an Additive Journey

This is “Take 3” on my learning curve journey to understand just how to “Mix” sounds within a composition using the harmonic frequencies of Additive Synthesis, by no means an easy feat. The harmonic structures that make up the sounds themselves are made up of 6 separate additive oscillators containing 12 “hand-shaped” additive wave-forms I created spanning multiple frequency shifting modulation routes.

Yes, even the majority of so called “Subtractive Filter Sweep” sounds are NOT traditionally subtractive at all, their Frequency Modulation shifts that ascend, peak, then descend thereafter combined with emulated resonance through spectral analysis. Only 2 sounds within this soundtrack aren’t Additive; the Arpeggio and Vocals. The Arp was created using Sam Spacey’s EPICA, and the awesome vocal was the Free “Clara’s Vocal Library Version 1.03” (Version 2.0 is now available for $40.00 and available here: http://stefanomaccarelli.com/factory/ ).

So far it sounds like I’m getting one step closer to Mixing Additive Frequencies as an audible medium without blowing my speakers up …Might sound crappy on a “Low-End” system though, and by no means completely mastered as I trudge along the path of Adding Additive to a mix 😉

Definition: Additive Synthesis (AKA Fourier Analysis): A method of synthesizing complex tones by adding together an appropriate number of simple sine waves at harmonically related frequencies. The timbre of musical instruments can be considered in the light of Fourier theory to consist of multiple harmonic or inharmonic partials or overtones. Each partial is a sine wave of different frequency and amplitude that swells and decays over time. Additive synthesis most directly generates sound by adding the output of multiple sine wave generators. Alternative implementations may use pre-computed wavetables or the inverse Fast Fourier transform.