Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween mon amies! I made this video just in time for All Hallowed's Eve.

Info: photos taken with Nintendo DSi and digitally painted.
Music composition: with LMMS software, DSK Overture and Audacity.

I find deep inspiration with artists and I think people who make virtual instruments and virtual studios are uniquely talented people who share their inspiration and help artists create. Thank you.

Friday, October 29, 2010

My First song with LMMS software!

If you follow this link ravenking5 it will take you to my first music video I composed with LMMS software titled "I Can Rave On with LMMS". My youtube channel is ravenking5. I had so much fun making this video by shooting 20 second clips in the dark and painting over digital photos taken with my Nintendo DSi. This is my first song composed with LMMS so I only used the song beat editor and the presets that came from this software. The genre is trance, industrial at 140 BPM.
I would say that making that first song with a powerful software is start of a wonderful sonorous journey. :)


Fascination (4 DAW and VSTi)

I see it
in my dreams
my new obsession
a new arp odyssey
of sine waves
and oscillators,
my motif
of the day
browse by
the day
or by the hour
of GUI
my new window
opens up to a new world
of reverb
raising my BPM
dynamics propell
my desire.
Plug in a virtual
increases desire
for that elusive sound
so much to learn
so little time
so much to
express with my CPU.

In the middle of writing my novel I found a new obsession: making digital music. There is a lot of software to try, learn and enjoy. If you are new to virtual instruments I recommend that you start with a DAW/ VST host. Once you have a vst host or DAW you can insert your VST i (virtual instrument/ vst plug in) in the VST host.

I tried LMMS which is a VST host and it is a wonderful software that can load in plug ins (virtual instruments), contains a sound font 2 player, song editor with piano roll, beat editor, mixer with many effects and prests. You can export your music file to .wav file.

Here are cool websites to browse for vst host and instruments.

Check out the excitement, tutorials, downloads, forums. :)

Check out freeware, free vst hosts and virtual instruments

freeware, vst hosts and vst plugins

Wednesday, October 13, 2010



You recently left
emerald acres
of tethered vinyards
on rolling hills
awash in gold
that's where
I long to be
a place I put
on a pedestal
still I met you
copper stills
hidden treasure
pink gleams.
In silence I hear
you whisper.

I dedicate this poem to my dear aunt who recently passed away.