I composed a new song last night. That makes 4 songs that are in mixdown and will be added to the Reboot EP. Composing and album serially over a few year period has been very interesting for me as each song influences the next in unexpected ways. As a result the EP has a definite sequence and story and palette that is sustained over all the tracks. I will be uploading all tracks for free download for personal use as usual but I may wait and upload them all at once. We’ll see.
I’ve also started work on putting together a live show to perform these songs in 2010. After doing the vocoding demo for the Ableton User’s group using nothing but my laptop and a few controllers (one trip from the car), it’s clear that I have more than enough horsepower to play virtual synths live along with sequenced elements coming from Live using nothing but laptop. I’m having a lot of fun thinking about ways to connect with an audience so I’m not simply hunched over a laptop. More on this later.
Speaking of vocoding, on one of the new tracks, I’m using vocoding on drum tracks rather than voice. It sounds very cool.