Friday 26 February 2010

D.I.S.C.O. Dog

I did it. Made the disco song for Dusty the Disco Dog. It's pretty good. Very catchy. Everyone likes it. In my mind it seems to be missing something in the middle frequencies. I wonder if a little bit of EQ would fix it or if it needs some other instrument in there. Also the chorus could do with a lift. Not sure how though. Tambourine might help. I started getting to grips with Cubase, not quite as good at it as when I used to run it on my Atari 1040ST, but still good enough to get the song done.

Friday 19 February 2010

Dusty Does Disco

I've been busy with a couple of things recently helping out with some photography and music for Dusty the Disco Dog. I've written a song which is really good. My boys liked it and were happily trying to sing along and do the little dance routine. Thing is it was just a demo, guitar and voice (and dog barking) and it needs to be a bit more poppy, so I'm currently re-working it with other instruments and a few disco samples. It's harder than I remembered. See I haven't made a dance track or used a sampler in years. The last time I did it was 19" wide, was grey and said S1000 on the front.

Thursday 4 February 2010

The Wolfman

Saw an excellent trailer last night for The Wolfman. Benicio Del Toro. Emily Blunt. Anthony Hopkins. Was an excellent trailer. Paced perfectly. No idea what the film will be like, but looked very exciting from the 90 seconds I've now seen. No surprise that Rick Baker is doing the special effects makeup. Check him out on IMDB. I'm sure he was first on their list when involving makeup effects people. Look at his CV: The Howling, An American Werewolf in London, the Thriller video, Greystoke, Werewolf (TV series), Wolf (the Jack Nicholson one). That fella knows wolf makeup!