Category Archives: My Music

Different examples of the music I’ve written over the last 20 years.

The Virtual Orchestra Project

After lots of work, composing, filming, editing and coding, I’m proud to announce the world’s first ever online orchestra project, called The Virtual Orchestra Project, or VOP.

The idea is simple – go to the VOP site, download your part (Flute, Trumpet, Cello, etc.), and play along with the conductor video that appears on the app.  When you’re ready, record your performance as a video, and submit the video.  Once there are enough submissions, I will mix together the entire piece – and without any of the musicians having been face to face, the end result will be epic.

I was inspired by the Lux Arumque project that Eric Whitacre did, but that vocal alone – I decided to take it a step further, and make it entirely symphonic.

What is my recording, mixing, orchestrating and mastering?

People often ask me, or simply give me blank stares when I describe what it is I do with music.  See, I’ll often go to a site, record the singers, musicians, etc.  I’ll then end up with a “raw” source sound.  I try to separate different classes of sound from each other. Often times, the working space is not ideal for that – it’s not a studio.

For example, I’ll get the choir on one microphone in one part of the room, the piano on another microphone, and then another microphone for the soloists, if there are any. I’m thinking specifically about a recent recording I did for a local high-school, and how I took the raw sound, and (in my opinion) made it sound very professional. Read on, and specifically, there’s a little Flash toy I made that allows you to flip between the untouched raw sound, and the finished sound, after I have done all the stages in my process.
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