Another couple of months have passed in relative radio silence, so here's a quick update on how my current projects are going. First off, The Santtu Pesonen Project's next album is doing quite well. Out of the 7 tracks currently in the pipeline, 5 have been finished on the writing side, and the last two … Continue reading General update on a couple of things
Howdy! With 2019 drawing to a close in a couple of weeks, I figured I'd write a short(ish) update post on what you can expect to see from me in the first year of the new decade. First off, let's discuss the projects I've already been working on: the Doom mapset Gomorrah and the as-of-yet-unannounced … Continue reading What to expect in 2020
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