Introducing PIANO INSPIRATION SERIES

My mission is to share the knowledge I’ve learned over 40 years of playing piano, synth and keys. I’ve created my Piano Inspiration Series with the goal of injecting new creative ideas to your playing, improving your technique and music theory knowledge and broadening your repertoire.

The format of the Piano Inspiration Series is two new premium video lessons every month. The videos are available for purchase or as a subscription on the following platforms.

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

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!

STRUMMED ACOUSTIC 2 vs MEDIOCRE GUITAR PLAYER

In this video we compare the ease of use and sound of a virtual guitar software plugin with my attempts to play and record a real acoustic guitar.

I’ll also take you through the process of creating a folk song using Native Instruments Kontakt sample libraries.

Ableton Live synthwave tutorial

Here’s a breakdown of a remix I created in the synthwave genre using Ableton Live.

We cover the following topics, and more!

  • Importing and tempo-matching audio stems into Ableton
  • Creating tracks using software synths like DEXED and TAL-UNO-LX
  • Drum racks and LinnDrum drum machine samples
  • Using effects plugins
  • Composing and arranging
  • Mixing
  • Mastering
  • Exporting and freezing audio