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A pro-musician making sense of the creative process within the context of his life experience.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

[NAMM 2009] Native Instruments Maschine

I have just ordered Maschine and hope to get it in a few days. I'm really excited about this new instrument. I like working with loops and grooves but using a mouse is tedious and not very musical. Maschine is an instrument which will allow my creativity to flow rather than being obstructed by mouse clicking and dragging. I'm hoping to build mixes with it that I can use live with guitar, flute and EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument). It comes with a library of over 14,000 high quality sounds. It opens up a whole new world of possibilities for my music! RR

Monday, May 4, 2009

Kaori Muraji - Danza Del Molinero - Manuel de Falla

I just recently became acquainted with the performance of Kaori Muraji. Many of her videos are on YouTube and I recommend them highly. This performance is "The Miller's Dance" by Manuel de Falla. When I think about Spanish Guitar, I think of this piece. Her interpretation is powerful and actually quite masculine, in my opinion. I really do think that she plays it the way it is supposed to be played! I am now a huge fan! RR