Category Archives: music

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

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.

One Sweet Day Remixes

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I’ve got a new mini-release out, the first for a while. I’d love it if you had a listen.

Featuring an incredible female vocalist & wonky electronica. There are a bunch of different remixes of the track One Sweet Day:

https://automatedacoustics.bandcamp.com/

You can also hear it on the new BBC Drama series “The Driver” – a gritty crime thriller written by Danny Brocklehurst, & airing tonight (23/09/2014) on BBC 1.

See the video for the Original Mix here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XXzBDjJoQ0&list=UUc4Ehly7DhNCYvRjifLOfEw