Day 12: SoundCloud

Day 12: SoundCloud
I can’t get anything done. That’s what it feels like at least.

Up at 5:45am. Shower. Get the baby to daycare by 6:45. On the road to work by 7am. Out of work at 4. Pick up baby at 4:45. Alone with baby until mom comes home at probably 7. Put baby to sleep at 7:30-8. Make dinner? Make lunch for tomorrow? That takes up my 8-10pm night.

So today was Day 12. Well, it’s not Day 12 because I don’t remember the last time I updated this thing but whatever. While I was helping someone with an issue at work today I uploaded the same audio stems I included from my last post on Dropbox to my SoundCloud account for free download. Help yourselves if you haven’t already!

I’m an optimist so I always start a day hoping I can get something done with this challenge. Every day I think of things I want to do. This is at the forefront of my mind every day. I just don’t know if I can do anything I want to do when I look at the things I need to do on a daily basis. It’s been mentioned before that I just give it up. I’ll get into that in another post if that’s ok.

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Day 11: In Which I try to Organize

So last night I uploaded a ton of demo material in the form of Cubase projects I’ve been shelving for the last year or so. Not particularly conducive if you don’t have Cubase 7, 7.5 or 8 which all of them were made from. You could always pillage the audio folders but MIDI files are in there somewhere too….anyway, tonight I took the opportunity to organize it all with a folder structure:

Top level:
Project (Folder name starts with BPM, tentative song name and then dominant keys)

Nested:
01 – Cubase 8 project (everything the Cubase 8 project creates lives there)
02 – Raw Audio (anything I record into Cubase will be bounced here without FX)
03 – MIDI (anything I record into Cubase will be bounced here but may end up just being long notes since I use arps and plug-ins…however any automation will be there too)

You can find everything here at this link to Dropbox.

Hopefully I can put the audio files up on SoundCloud as individual sets soon. Not doing that tonight. I’m also super excited that Laura.com finally has an Up and Running series with Cubase 8!

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Check out my blog!

This is kind of meta actually since I’m typing in a blog right now! However I started a blog late last year and with that blog I take on different 90-day challenges for myself. This second challenge is music! Back working in Cubase after last year’s release of Mecha 1. I’m eager to get Mecha 2 started and I’ll be posting clips to SoundCloud!
Here’s the link to the blog!
Here’s the link to the SoundCloud page where I’ll be uploading parts as I work on them!

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Digital Geist – Mecha I EP (free download!)

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1. Overclocked
2. Your Fault : My Fault
3. Chromium
4. White Glint (featuring Jeremy Gloff)

Listen and download here!

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ANNOUNCEMENT: 4 New EPs from DG in 2014

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MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT:

Digital Geist will be back in a big way in 2014.  As of today (February 14, 2014) DG is announcing the slated releases of 4 new EPs for 2014.  The extended-play singles will be four tracks each, totaling 16 tracks.   Release dates are tentative at this time but will be staggered.  The releases will be available in digital format and will later be compiled into a single 16-track release available in limited CD for 2015.

The working titles are:
Mecha 1
Mecha 2
Mecha 3
Mecha 4

Although DG has been featured as a remixer and has performed/released live sets and DJ sets since, these will be the first official releases of new material since 2010’s The Apollo Program.
For more information, or to contact DG, please email Alex here:

digitalgeist242 @ gmail.com

http://www.digitalgeist.com

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14 Days Until a Big Announcement!

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Hello everybody,

Today you’ll note that I’ve made some significant changes to the site.
First and foremost:
PLEASE WELCOME BACK THE ONLINE STORE!
Now you can shop DG to your heart’s content.  Available for the FIRST TIME IN YEARS are some albums and tracks from as far back as 2003, and more are coming in the days ahead.  If you’ve never heard some of DG’s more obscure tracks or didn’t know about them, even the music that is out of print in physical format is available from this site as a .WAV download!  Just follow the instructions on the page – email DG and we’ll get the tracks to you – it’s that simple!
More merchandise will be coming soon.  How soon is unclear but I hope to bring new stock in on a regular basis.

Secondly:
DG will have a MAJOR announcement in two weeks!  What it is can only be speculated on right now but it’s going to be pretty exciting.  Make sure to check back regularly for new updates coming soon!

Thirdly:
Make sure to check out the new DG discography page!  This page is linked with DG’s SoundCloud page so you can stream the releases as they were ordered on the original CDs – this is all free!  Listen as often as you want and even embed the songs on your own site!

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The Sound of Belgium

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While I was in Mexico City last week I went to a great little music store called Mecanica run by a nice guy named Cesar (he also runs a record label of the same name, check that out here). He has so much great stuff in that shop! I could have spent a few hours in there listening and checking out all the discs and rarities he had on the walls; but one thing stuck out: A 4CD compilation of Belgian New Beat/Aciiied/etc spanning the 80s-today! I was so surprised to see a comp like that I picked it up immediately.

It turns out that it’s the companion to a movie that’s been made of the same name by Jozef Deville. You can check out the movie/compilation right here!

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Ambience

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Here’s a track from The Apollo Program called “Adrift.”  I think you’ll like it.

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#WOD

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Today’s a fun day.  I’m celebrating losing some weight.  I joined a CrossFit box here in CT in September (about 4 months ago) and changed my diet up.  It’s demanding but I’ve lost 31.1lbs since starting and I feel great.  Heading the box to get my workout done is also a great excuse to listen to high-energy electronic music.  The WOD in CrossFit stands for Workout of the Day.  They’re harsh and fun to do.
If you’re interested in learning more about it check the link.

I’m also working on more music for DG.  I’m in contact with a few other musicians and hopefully there will be a collaboration or two along the way!

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How I learned to make electronic music

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Macintosh, macintosh, macintosh, macintosh

(big ups to the guys over at Everything Is Terrible because their found footage montages cannot be beat!)

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