Virtual Progressive Rock Band
On My Own...At Last
Words and Music
..except for the Bass part on Speed by Bill Giles
I don't play a melodic instrument (I used to play the drums) and I can barely sing in tune.
But…for over 30 years, I have had ideas for songs.
In the beginning, I would sing my ideas to my musician friends.
They worked wonders interpreting, extending, arranging and coaching.
Very, Very Special Thanks to the fine musicians who helped me in the early days
But I knew that if I was ever going to be able to call myself a songwriter, I needed to do it all myself.
So, I studied music theory, and attempted to learn to play the piano.
But the complexity of my ideas always exceeded my limited playing ability.
Fortunately, Digital Audio Workstation software and Virtual Instruments now allow anybody with ideas to make music.
This album contains a collection of songs, some old, some new, written, arranged and performed by me…
On My Own…At Last.
Equipment and Technology
Except for the bass part on Speed, and the vocals, this album was produced entirely on the computer using virtual instruments. For those that care, here is the list…
Native Instruments Kontakt
PMI Piano samples
EastWest Hardcore Bass samples
BigFish Brass samples
Native Instruments B4
Native Instruments Absynth
Native Instruments Pro53
Applied Acoustics Tassman
Applied Acoustics Ultra Analog
Applied Acoustics String Studio
Toontrak Drumkit From Hell Superior
Voxengo Pristine Space
Intel P4 3.0G, 2G RAM, ASUS MB
Echo Layla 3G interface
Rode NT2 Microphone
Alesis 3630 Compressor