Much like last time, “Sax FiRe” and I did a wonderful remote collaboration effort for the holiday season! I decided to do Fly Me to the Moon because it seemed like a good choice. I know it’s not necessarily a holiday-themed song but I feel like I always hear it around the holiday season. If you’re interested in the nerdy stuff behind the production of this song, I basically used ProTools with some Sonivox plugins to create the “backing track”, which I then sent to Sax FiRe who recorded with it in Logic and sent me back the individual tracks. I did some harmonizing and melodic interplay with my own recordings on my sax solo in the 2nd half which turned out nicely. There’s one lick I did under the altissimo B at the end that sounded way better harmonized up a 3rd, so that’s probably my favorite part.
I’m not going to put this one on Spotify so for now I’ll just direct-link the Google Drive file. I haven’t decided whether I’m going to make a music video but if I do I will link it here. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ghpZ37ld9UKpUNVbkoaJCRq70JIg_Mum/view?usp=sharing
As per the title, this short clip is from a film called “The Mime” that I found on YouTube. It was my first attempt at doing something like this and I hope to gain more experience doing it. I basically took the video from YouTube, then I watched the first minute or so with no sound whatsoever. I made sure to limit my exposure to the original sound design so I could create something completely original. I did have to listen to it with sound once to get the dialogue right, but then I just watched it while composing ideas after that. Check it out here:
If anybody’s interested in getting a full run-down on how I did this, or if you’d like to work with me on your own projects, you can contact me.
I wrote and produced this song with my friend Michael who has an amazing voice. We had about 1 hour to record the whole song so I think it went as well as it possibly could have! Check it out here or in the sidebar.
This is a song I wrote based on some licks from Bill Cunliffe’s solo on Solfeggietto (which I transcribed and played here). I hope you like it, it was crazy doing this during COVID! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qE_aBa4z_c8
This was a fun distance-collaboration with a former student and his parents on vocals and alto sax. If you’re here from Mrs. G’s Facebook post, this is a remastered take on the one she posted 😀 Mixed & mastered by me, also me on the flute, clarinet, and soprano sax. https://soundcloud.com/sax-flyer/jingle-bells-ft-sax-fire