May 2021 – MP3 / 32:21 minutes – Collection of tracks
When I first began using the Luna recording environment software this was an early attempt at mixing a collection of original compositions. It’s a bit rough in places, but it was an interesting exercise, great fun, and I learned a lot doing it.
Some of the material came from recordings I had made in previous years using different software that I brought into Luna then embellished by adding tracks and effects. There are some live field recordings I made of water sounds and antique cowbells too.
Other tracks we’re old songs or experimental instrumentals that I recorded completely in Luna. I also added tracks of special effects played on my Midi keyboard that I blended in here and there, like wind and other keyboard effects.
I played some Moog synthesizer, grand piano, and Hammond B3 parts on my Midi keyboard, and played all the guitar parts directly into Luna, and used a few keyboard and drum loops.
I learned how to mix all of these tracks together and to process them with an arsenal of plugins to create the final mix. Cool!