Friday, December 5, 2014

Windschatten Remixed Excerpt

Today I spent some time remixing an excerpt from my orchestral composition Windschatten premiered last year, this excerpt was recorded with 2 microphones during a rehearsal in a very dry rehearsal studio in the Hamburg opera 2 days before the premiere, remixed by adding some B2 reverb and working a bit on the stereo image.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The Hang

During the last week I played and recorded many hours of Hang percussion for upcoming library projects:

Sunday, October 19, 2014

More sounds...

Some of my cello explorations, I would have never thought that I would one day learn how to play this thing:

Some wavetable synthesis:

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Grains Grains Grains

Two granular textures from my upcoming sound library Ambient Strings:

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Some video for my newest libraries

Here are some demos for my latest sound design projects:

Don't follow sonic trends, create them!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Granular Guitars for Padshop Pro released by Steinberg

Steinberg have just released my sound library Granular Guitars for Padshop Pro comprising 260 patches including 8 variations and 2.83 GB of original samples. I sampled various electric and acoustic guitars, electric mandolin, psaltery, oud and celtic harp. Apart from conventionial playing techniques the instruments were prepared and abused, ebowed and processed with soft- and hardware. One half of the raw sounds were performed by a great electric guitar player from Berlin. the other half was played by myself.

The patches cover a wide variety of sound worlds from beautiful ambient soundscapes, to massive dark drones, to heavy metal phrases and feedback orgies to more gentle classical guitar tones and textures to mellow pads, percussive guitar sequences, loops, otherworldly atmospheres and ominous science fiction noises. All presets have the Modwheel and Aftertouch assigned, often affecting numerous parameters to totally change and morph the sound into something else. I also wrote a detailled patchlist with descriptions, modulation assignments and playing tips which is included in the download files.

Amps were burning, strings were broken, musicians were sweating and heads were baniging while producing this library, a huge project it was and I am very satisfied with the result.

Here is an interview in which I talk a bit about this library:

More info can be found on the Steinberg product page.

I composed the demos below exclusively with Padshop Pro using only patches from Granular Guitars:

The videos in this youtube playlist are basically capturing imagewise what is going on in the audio demos.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Ambient Floater

One of these atmospheres I can get totally lost in:

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Possible Worlds

Excerpt from a live-recording of a conceptual improvisation by Markus&Simon Stockhausen from their Possible Worlds project, performed in Octobre 2012 in the Laeiszhalle/Hamburg/Germany together with the Hamburger Symphoniker orchestra. Later in the recording the orchestra joins the improvisaton, conducted by Markus Stockhausen, some live-processing of the orchestral sounds are also involved.

Markus Stockhausen: trumpets, flugelhorn, electric trumpet, conductor
Simon Stockhausen: keyboards, synthesizer, sampler, live-processing

recorded with 2 microphones at the mixing desk in the hall.

copyright: Simon & Markus Stockhausen

Saturday, March 8, 2014

New album

I just released a new album Spectrality - The Recent Years comprising eight remixed and recomposed demos I produced for various of my sound libraries and seven original tracks. Discount code spectrality will give you a 30% discount.