Creating Music With Found Sounds for Inflated Inspirations

Inflated Inspirations is a collaboration between Pop My Mind and VIP Balloons, which is an installation of Balloon Art, telling the story of Pop My Mind. The installation was hosted by the Waterfront Gallery, part of the University of Suffolk, in Ipswich during the Summer of 2017.

I was invited to the event’s build days to record audio, and create a musical piece out of the resulting samples.The resulting piece if the video below.

 

 

 


 

If you’re the kind of person who’d like to know about how this music was made, (i.e., a cool person), then you can watch the video below.

 

In this behind-the-scenes / how-to video I talk about manipulating found sounds to create music and specifically how I achieved this for Inflated Inspirations.
Other topics include:

  • Creation of instruments using samples and Kontakt;
  • Granular synthesis with Padshop Pro;
  • Sampling with Battery;
  • Automation of instruments and FX in Cubase;
  • Colouring sections in Cubase to aid workflow.

 


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Stereo Stickman Podcast

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This month I was interviewed by Rebecca Cullen for music podcast Stereo Stickman. Stereo Stickman is an online music magazine offering the latest in underground music news, as well as a platform through which unsigned artists can reach a wider audience.

You can listen to this episode of Stereo Stickman on iTunes, Spreaker, or on the SoundCloud player embedded below.

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