Category Archive: Music

A master category following my musical endeavours.

Apr 13

Here I Come

I’ve been working on music for the NL Summer Games, a song called Here I Come by a local songwriter, Kathy Stock.  Kathy wrote a fantastic song, but I felt it could use a little more energy considering its position as something of an anthem for the games. I re-orchestrated it with some additional instruments (Kathy …

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Jul 31

Summer Catch up

Despite the awful Newfoundland summer we’re having, I have been quite productively taking photographs. This is a long post, so go grab a drink and get comfortable (or click out). I have invested in a new full frame Nikon D610 camera which sits beside my very capable crop frame Nikon D7100. The FX sensor of …

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Jul 20

Stephen Ivany and David Chafe – This Shall Be for Music

Album Cover: This Shall Be For Music

This weekend I finished mastering a CD that I started recording about a month ago. That’s pretty whirlwind for a full project – one hour of music.  The artists are Stephen Ivany (trombone) and David Chafe (piano).  I must say, the track selection is excellent.  Who would have thought that a trombone album could be …

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Oct 10

Expressive MIDI Performance

Some say that the key to a realistic sounding MIDI performance is micro-quantizing of notes to create a human timing element. Positions of notes is certainly important, and their position relative to a grid depends very much on the style of music you’re writing, just like in real life. But there’s something more important than …

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