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Alien: Covenant – sound design & music

I’m thrilled to announce I landed some music/sound design in this trailer for Alien: Covenant.  I’ve always loved the movies, & remember secretly recording Aliens on VHS aged 8, then scaring the shit out of myself & my buddies. It’s an honour to be even a small part of this series. Thanks to Pusher Music in L.A. for making it happen!

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Scrap Yard – industrial recording

I really enjoyed visiting a scrapyard to record some big industrial smash sounds. Heavy drums? How about 1.5 Tonnes smashing down on cars & industrial bins? Quite weighty.

Hear the results on my Soundcloud Page on the tracks:

“Where’s The Humanity (Dark Magic Mix)” & “The Heart Of The Volcano”

Thanks to Will & Smash for letting it happen 🙂

Hello Pixiano

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A newly acquired Pixiano. It looks pretty old, & needs some love to restore it. Real hammer keys hit on metal tangs. It sounds discordant & delicious.

I’m going to try a few different things with it, opening it up to access the twanging tangs with different mallets, an Ebow & my home made electromagnetic resonator.

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Alternative Blueprint Records – music for specialists

Bombastic Church drum recording session

Movie trailer drum recording!

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I Recorded my biggest drums in a church for a bombastic, epic, celestial,  massive Hollywood movie trailer. You just can’t beat real drums, & real reverb.
I recorded on 4 channels in 24/96. Using a mix of Omni, & Cardioid polar patterns for maximum audio flexibility.

It was a truly memorable experience, & I also used the in-house microphone stand, for some extra Holy vibrations.

I’m still editing the 2gb of audio, but will make the tracks public sometime soon. Although I haven’t released any records for a while, I’ve been working under the radar & will put the tracks out soon (ish)…

Thanks to David at St Andrews for arranging it, and to the Higher Power, for letting me record in his house!

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Alternative Blueprint Records – music for specialists

Automated Acoustics music in a Sprite Advert

I’m very pleased to announce I recently made some custom music for this Sprite advert.

This was a cut-to-picture edit of my tune “Step It Down” for Sprite, the full version of which will be released next year.

The full mix has a lovely warm wobbly analogue bassline from the classic synth Roland JX-3p.