Here we are with another mini-lesson, this time detailing a music poduction technique that I utilized on Gallery of Harmonies: Vol. 5. This technique will (hopefully) make the bassline in your track sound slightly more substantial. The first thing to do is "doubling" your bassline - if it's in MIDI, this is easily done by … Continue reading Mini-lesson: adding extra bass to your bass
Hello there! After another period of quiet time - albeit a relatively brief one - I decided to share some news in regards to current and upcoming projects of mine. I've been experiencing quite the creativity spike lately, and I felt like letting you know what it entails. First of all, a new The Santtu … Continue reading OMG CREATIVITY SPIKE!!!
Howdy! Having been fairly silent here since releasing Phoenix and Gallery of Harmonies: Vol. 5 back in February, I felt the need to write another general update post. Truth be told, I've spent the last three months or so not doing a whole lot on the creative front. Sure, I've gotten more than enough ideas, … Continue reading General update post number whatever
One of the most interesting musical concepts - at least to me personally - is the polyrhythm, perhaps because of its strongly mathematical nature. Now mathematics was never my strong suit, although the fact that I had a decent understanding of odd time signatures from a fairly young age may indicate otherwise. Anyway, in today's … Continue reading Mini-lesson: Tip on counting polyrhythms
So I was randomly inspired to write a little post about a problem that seems to be rather common among drummers. Now, I've been playing the drums on-and-off since the age of 10 or 11, and I'm currently studying music in a conservatory, with the drums being my main instrument. I've learned many a thing … Continue reading Mini-lesson: How to hold a drumstick
Just under two weeks after Phoenix, another musical effort by Yours Truly is now unleashed. Here's Gallery of Harmonies: Vol. 5 - Mostly Remixes! Gallery of Harmonies: Vol. 5 is a 4-track EP that features one original tune written by me last year and three remixes of older Gallery of Harmonies compositions. While each track … Continue reading Gallery of Harmonies: Vol. 5 is out!
It is with immense excitement that I announce the release of The Santtu Pesonen Project's latest (and, for the time being, last) EP, Phoenix! The new EP features five tracks, each with its distinct mood and style. It's also my first album ever to feature guest musicians, as well as being home to the longest … Continue reading Phoenix is out!