Software piano shootout – Pianoteq vs Native Instruments

In this video we compare four software pianos, two using physical modelling and two sample libraries.

Here are high-quality audio recordings of each piano.

Pianoteq – Steinway D

Pianoteq – Petrof

Native Instruments – Alicia’s Keys

Native Instruments – The Grandeur

TOP 5 ORGAN RIFFS and how to play them

This is probably the final installment in my TOP 5 and how to play them series of videos.  They were an awful lot of work to make so no plans for any more unless there is popular demand!

Hope you enjoy this episode where we feature my favorite organ riffs of all time.  I wonder why you don’t hear so many organ riffs in modern pop songs?

Piano lesson – You need to know the intervals

Here is a detailed review of all of the musical intervals demonstrated on the piano keyboard.  For each interval we’ll study how it is constructed, listen to the characteristics of the sound and play some songs that utilize each interval.

Follow up the video with a fun musical quiz that tests your ear training and knowledge of the intervals.  I’ve created 20 questions to test how well can you hear intervals played on the piano, and if you can sing the intervals when asked.  Best of luck!

How to compose horror movie soundtrack with KINETIC TOYS and THRILL

Today’s lesson is a combination of a music technology tutorial of two cinematic sounding VST plugins from Native Instruments, Kinetic Toys and Thrill.

I’ll also give you some ideas about how to compose soundtracks for the horror movie genre.

You can download the audio stems for this lesson using the link below, you are free to use them however you wish, just give me a credit!

Download free audio stems!