Matt's music

Started by narvik, November 15, 2007, 09:21:43 pm

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Does anyone know if Matt is still making music, and if so, if there are downloadable MP3s?

narvik (long time "The Fix" fan...)


November 29, 2007, 08:35:40 pm #1 Last Edit: November 29, 2007, 08:41:52 pm by Matt
Some of these are pretty old, you may have heard them already. Not as trancey as The Fix.

I never know what order to list these in. Depends what you like (the most trancey is probably "Destination" but there are others I prefer). (used as title music for the Siggraph 2004 Electronic Theater)

The spoken vocal near the end of Venetian Blind was left on my voicemail completely randomly in 2001. I'd love to know who it was and what ever happened to his project! The other vocal sample in this track is by Pamela Newlands ( )

And something a bit different...

I haven't uploaded anything new for a few years, because I'm trying to break out of my usual style and finish something different first. Maybe when this Terragen thing is done ;)

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Thanks for sharing those, Matt :). - A great Terragen resource with models, contests, galleries, and forums.


thank you Matt...

these are good :)
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Hey Matt, great music.
I am currently combining my KORG DW-8000, YAMAHA DX7Mk1,  EMU 1212m plus EmulatorX sampler and CubaseLE for homerecording. Only drawback is, that I did learn playing piano loooong time ago and have to learn all the playing technique from the beginning. There are some chords "in my fingers", but I fear cubase have to be my best friend on composing ... well ... maybe I post some sounds here too when I have composed something nobody gets ear cancer from. ;-)

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Very interesting to see what a person's taste in music is.  I like "Space Cargo" as my favorite so far, having only listened to three.
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thank you very much !!!
very cool music Matt :)


Quote from: Matt on November 29, 2007, 08:35:40 pm
Some of these are pretty old, you may have heard them already.

Ahh...thanks Matt.
Indeed I already knew those. Also seem to have one here called "Opener".

Would be great if you could upload the new "style" once you get a I guess when TG2 is done... ;-)

Thanks much...

Narvik (a Matt-music fan...)


good music for TG2 landscape creation :P


Quote from: seth93 on December 02, 2007, 11:38:58 am
good music for TG2 landscape creation :P

...and TG0.9 too ;)

Makes me also think of some Paul Okenfold. I like it!


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Thanks for all the comments :)

I have newer pieces which may be better but I haven't uploaded them because they don't really broaden the repertoire.

Narvik (MAL?): let me know which of these pieces you prefer and I will dig out some more MP3s for you.

Markus: the only music hardware I still own is an M-Audio USB keyboard, and I haven't even used it yet! It's all in software (mostly Reason - you can probably hear it...)  I also used to play the piano and have forgotten much of it, but I can still improvise enough to annoy my parents when I visit them :)  My electronic music rarely starts out from the keyboard though. Piano and music production always seem to happen separately for me. Some day I will try some cross-pollination...

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December 05, 2007, 11:28:48 am #12 Last Edit: December 05, 2007, 11:32:46 am by efflux
The best one in my opinion is New Cheese v08. That moves much better than the others.

I've gone in the other direction with my music. Initially all hardware, then I went computerized but that stuff never matched up. Digital is too clean. Now I have a load of hardware again but mostly pure analog. I have a Roland Juno 106 keyboard. This simply destroys softsynths that attempt to emulate analog. I'm really a guitarist though. I'm not good on keyboards. I have a load of valve gear now but my favourite piece of kit is the Vulture. A valve distortion unit. I've got an early prototype model with an extra valve but the valves in mine are top notch NOS (new old stock). Different from the final production models. This is a distortion monster.

Anyone who has all computer gear and wants to check out synth hardware I recommended a Super Bass Station rack synth (it has to be the "super" version), if you can find one. It's small size and sounds fantastic. Blows away software equivalents. I have two of these. The trouble is, this stuff is now getting harder to get hold of. I collected a lot of stuff when people were erroneously ditching it for software. Flogging masterpieces of hardware for peanuts in favour of digital number crunching. Now my stuff is actually worth more than I paid for it.


If hardware sounds better then it just means we haven't discovered the right algorithms yet ;)  But I hear ya, there will always be something lacking. To some the advantages are worth the tradeoff. But I haven't had much experience with really good hardware synths.

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December 07, 2007, 07:14:28 am #14 Last Edit: December 07, 2007, 07:38:34 am by efflux
One of the things I think that makes the analog hardware better is its imperfection. You play two notes exactly the same but they never sound exactly the same. Also, I find the filters on hardware synths are far better. They are very smooth. No digital steps. You can very obviously hear this. As for valves, they are very organic sounding. It would be very very difficult to emulate that with algorithms. People have tried but the algorithm has to be incredibly complex. The plugins always sound harsh and nasty. I can distort the Vulture to hell and back but it never sounds harsh.

The reason I mention the Super Bass Station is that it's the first thing to get hold of if you want to try a hardware synth. These are a total bargain. It is apparently analog although it may not seen so. I had a problem with one of mine and I needed to replace a pot (hard to find the right one but luckily I did) but when you look inside, it has hundreds of resisters which suggests that yes it is in actual fact an analog synth. It's very small and lightweight and can be got really cheap. It was fairly regularly available on eBay but I see none on there now. The Juno 106 is another no brainer but that's bulky. It was the first analog synth to have full MIDI - very useful, in fact crucial really. You can get this Java app to totally control that synth from a computer either Mac or PC. It has digitally controlled oscillators. The digital control stops the analog oscillations from going out of tune. It also has digital presets. Again, very useful. It's the best of all worlds. It's also quite cheap because so many were made. These two synths are regularly used by William Orbit. Listen to any of his recordings and you hear that sound. Ray Of Light by Madonna is covered in Super Bass Station and Juno 106 sounds. The Super Bass Station is like the Roland TB303 but far far better. For those classic arpeggiated filter type sounds, it is awesome. It can do a few other things like filter another sound, not just it's internal sound.

I'm not anti digital. Digital synths do different things that analog can't possibly do like virtual modeling synths for example and no real need for separate hardware. The plugins are fine, like the ones in Logic Audio or Absynth so no real need for digital dedicated hardware. The digital synths are great for pad type sounds but not good for that raw sound. You don't get that incredibly fat and smooth filtered sound. Listen to Kraftwerk We Are The Robots and try to get that bass sound in software. You can't get close.