Arturia MicroBrute -- My First Programmed Bass Pattern
Recently got a red edition Arturia MicroBrute synthesizer, and this is a video of the first pattern that I recorded into the sequencer. Throughout the video I play a lot with the filter cutoff and resonance.
Casio CZ-1000 Brass Drenched in Reverb
A video showing off how unusually nice a Casio CZ-1000 can sound with the right effects added.
On the Run Synth Pattern
My attempt at duplicating the synthesizer pattern in the song "On the Run" by Pink Floyd (off the album "The Dark Side of the Moon"). Performed on a Roland GAIA SH-01.
Beat It Opening Synth Notes
A little demo I decided to do where I play those famous beginning notes to Michael Jackson's "Beat It." A plug-in that I bought not too long ago contains a sample with that exact sound.
Pink Floyd One of my Turns Opening Eerie Pad Notes
A quick video I decided to do where I play those eerie pad-sounding notes/chords at the beginning of Pink Floyd's "One of my Turns" off the album The Wall.
Sweet Dreams Synth Riff Sequenced on a Korg Poly 800 mk2
A quick demonstration of recording the famous synth riff from "Sweet Dreams" by the Eurythmics.
Oh Christmas Tree -- Charlie Brown Version
My 2016 Christmas music project.
Benchmarking the Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
A look at the performance of my Asus 2-in-1 using a couple of standard benchmark tools.
Yamaha PSR-90 All Presets
All the sounds from the two main instrument banks on the Yamaha PSR-90, an old keyboard from the late '80s.
DOOM E1M1 Melody on a Yamaha PSR-90
That famous original DOOM guitar riff being played on an old Yamaha PSR-90.
Keyboard Intro from "Fooling Yourself" by Styx on a Roland JU-06
Just a simple little demo of a synthesizer I recently acquired, a Roland JU-06.
The Tandy Radio Shack TRS-80 MC-10 Microcomputer
An overview of my TRS-80 MC-10 computer that I bought on eBay. An old classic -- I used to have one in the early '80s, but traded it with someone for something else. Using it again brought back a lot of memories, so you should enjoy this if you're into vintage computing.
Apple Presents Apple and Brick Out on Apple //gs
Some footage of the "Apple Presents Apple" demonstration disk that came with our original Apple //e as well as the famous and classic game of "Brick Out," supplied with the Sample Programs disk. Running on my Apple //gs.
The MITS 150 Calculator
An overview of an old calculator I found in my closet, the MITS 150.
The Panasonic Business Partner
An overview of an old PC from the late '80s, the Panasonic Business Partner. Used to belong to my sister -- there probably aren't very many of these out in the wild anymore.
Zoom Grafix Running on an Apple //gs
A demo of a classic piece of software from the '80s -- Zoom Grafix -- running on my Apple //gs.
Molly the Rabbit Meets Arnold the Chihuahua
Just some funny footage from the early '90s when I introduced Arnold, my brother's Chihuahua at the time, to our pet rabbit Molly.
Terminator Theme Music on a Yamaha PSR-640 Keyboard
I decided to sequence the theme music to the movie Terminator on my Yamaha PSR-640 keyboard. It was created using the built-in sequencer. Two voices were layered to create the sound -- patch #176 (Sawtooth Lead) and #186 (Warp). It was then recorded directly into a digital multitracker. A quick project, but fun. Hope you enjoy it!
Dreaming of Me
In the late '80s I wanted a Yamaha PSR-90 keyboard very badly; the more affordable PSR-31 was what my parents bought me. But thanks to the magic of the Internet and a little something called eBay, I was able to find one for about $25! And making an instrumental recording of Depeche Mode's "Dreaming of Me" seemed like the right thing to do. Here it is.
A Programmer's Song
Here's a short little song that computer programmers should be able to relate to entitled "Home on NT." It is sung to the tune of "Home on the Range." (In case you're curious, the music was created with Logic.)
This is a humorous rap song I made up about baseball. If you're a fan you should enjoy it; it's not critical of the game. Actually I wrote the lyrics to this way back in the early '90s. It wasn't until fairly recently when I had adequate tools to actually record it and make it complete (using GarageBand and SONAR). Hope you enjoy it.
Creepy Crawlies Windows 3.1 Screen Saver
This is a video demo of an old screen saver I found in my Windows 3.1 archives. Pretty neat if you ask me -- it allows for quite a few different variations.
Obscure Apple ][ Games
This is a three-part series on various games I have in my Apple ][ archives that are probably relatively unknown. I captured the footage by running them in an emulator.