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Joseph Sprint

H.N.D., B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc.

Technician of Audio Related Phenomena. Musician. Skeptic. Rationalist. Atheist.

Welcome to my website.

I am the bass player in the function band Blue Star Tattoo as well as the guitarist and head honcho of Counts Of The Netherworld. I am highly skilled in sound design, audio engineering and music production. I enjoy building websites, tinkering with graphic design, video editing, and software development in Max/MSP and Flowstone.

I am in the process of putting together a mobile and live recording set-up which will allow me to offer cheap recording for bands to a high level of professionalism.

Biography

Images

Live Dates

2014

Band Venue Date

2013

Band Venue Date
Blue Star Tattoo Fleece 20 January 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Guide Inn Cottingley (Cancelled) 26 January 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Bankfoot (Cancelled) 02 February 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Fleece Clayton 10 February 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Brad & Bing Rug Club 16 February 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Malt Shovel Baildon 22 February 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Bingley Conservative Club 23 February 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Fleece Clayton 24 February 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Duke of York, Shelf 02 March 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Howley Hall Golf Club, Morley (30th) 16 March 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Fleece, Clayton 17 March 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Fleece Clayton (Jam Session) 28 March 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Coniston Idle 30 March 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Black Bull Sutton 31 March 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Queens Hotel, Leeds 13 April 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Fleece, Clayton 14 April 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Alexandra, Harrogate 25 April 2013
Blue Star Tattoo East Ridds Hall (Wedding) 27 April 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Biker Meet 25 May 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Casa Hotel, Wedding 26 May 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Little Horton Green Chapel Lib Club, Birthday 31 May 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Countesse of Rosse 08 June 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Coniston Idle 14 June 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Delius 15 June 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Ring O Bells 13 July 2013
Blue Star Tattoo East Rid Hall, Wedding 27 July 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Esholt party. 03 August 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Fleece 04 August 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Masonic Lodge Harrogate, Wedd, £600 17 August 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Fleece 18 August 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Baildon Biker Do 23 August 2013
Blue Star Tattoo George Queensbury £270 25 August 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Guide Inn Cottingley 31 August 2013
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton 01 September 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Bridge Otley 07 September 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Brad and Bing Wedding 14 September 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Travellers Rest, Leeds 20 September 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Fleece, Clayton 22 September 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Horse and Groom, Beacon Road 27 September 2013
Blue Star Tattoo The Venue, Skipton 04 October 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Black Bull. Sutton. 05 October 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Coniston, Idle 18 October 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Fleece 20 October 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Silsden (Sewer Rats Biker Party) 25 October 2013
Blue Star Tattoo Rosse. Saltaire. 26 October 2013
Blue Star Tattoo King's Arms Heaton 01 November 2013

2012

Band Venue Date
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bfd Sun 15th Jan 2012
Blue Star Tattoo Shoulder of Mutton, Shelf, Bfd Fri 27th Jan 2012
Yo el Rey Gasworks, Bradford, Bradford w/ Mantra & Aftermath Sat 28th January 2012
Blue Star Tattoo The Countesse of Rosse, Saltaire, Bfd Sat 28th Jan 2012
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bfd Sun 5th Feb 2012
Blue Star Tattoo Alexandra, Harrogate Thu 9th Feb 2012
Blue Star Tattoo Eldwick Memorial Hall (Private) Sat 11th Feb 2012
Blue Star Tattoo Cricketer's Arms, Baildon, Bfd Sat 18th Feb 2012
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bfd Sun 19th Feb 2012
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bfd (Early afternoon) Sat 25th Feb 2012
Blue Star Tattoo Shipley Pride, Bfd Sat 25th Feb 2012
Blue Star Tattoo The Bold Privateer, Wrose, Bfd Fri 2nd Mar 2012
Blue Star Tattoo White Horse, Bingley, Bfd Fri 9th Mar 2012
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bfd Sun 18th Mar 2012
Blue Star Tattoo Bay Horse, Sutton Sat 24th Mar 2012
Blue Star Tattoo Black Bull, Wetherby Fri 30th Mar 2012
Blue Star Tattoo Keighley Hall (Wedding) Sat 31st Mar 2012
Blue Star Tattoo Leicestershire (Wedding) Fri 6th Apr 2012
Blue Star Tattoo Alia Casino, Leeds (Private) Sat 7th Apr 2012
Blue Star Tattoo Clayton Golf Club Fri 21st Apr 2012
Blue Star Tattoo Coniston, Idle Sat 27th Apr 2012
Blue Star Tattoo Top House, Odsal, Bfd Sat 28th Apr 2012
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bfd Sun 29th Apr 2012
Blue Star Tattoo The Countesse of Rosse, Saltaire, Bfd Sat 12th May 2012
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bfd Sun 20th May 2012
Blue Star Tattoo Ferrands, Bingley, Bfd Thu 31st May 2012
Blue Star Tattoo Biker Do, Blubberhouses (Private) Sat 2nd Jun 2012
Blue Star Tattoo Idle, Street Party (Queen's Jubilee) Sun 3rd Jun 2012
Blue Star Tattoo Acorn, Eldwick Mon 4th Jun 2012
Blue Star Tattoo Ring O' Bells, Shipley, Bfd Sat 16th Jun 2012
Blue Star Tattoo Midland Hotel, Bradford, Bfd (Rugby Party) (Private) Fri 22nd Jun 2012
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bfd Sun 24th Jun 2012
Blue Star Tattoo The Black Bull, Wetherby Fri 29th Jun 2012
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bfd Sun 1st Jul 2012
Blue Star Tattoo Kings Arms, Heaton, Bfd Sat 13th Jul 2012
Blue Star Tattoo The Black Bull, Wetherby Fri 20th Jul 2012
Blue Star Tattoo The Countesse of Rosse, Saltaire, Bfd Sat 21st Jul 2012
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bfd Sun 22nd Jul 2012
Blue Star Tattoo (Wedding) Thu 2nd Aug 2012
Blue Star Tattoo Bingley Sports Centre (Wedd, Private) Sat 11th Aug 2012
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bfd Sun 12th Aug 2012
Blue Star Tattoo Ferrands, Bingley, Bfd Thu 30th Aug 2012
Blue Star Tattoo Jimmie's Garden Party (Private) Sat 1st Sep 2012
Blue Star Tattoo York Street Social Club Sat 8th Sep 2012
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bfd Sun 9th Sep 2012
Blue Star Tattoo The Coniston, Idle, Bfd Fri 14th Sep 2012
Blue Star Tattoo Bald Privateer, Wrose, Bfd Fri 21st Sep 2012
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bfd Sun 7th Oct 2012
Blue Star Tattoo Shipley Social Club (60th) Sat 13th Oct 2012
Blue Star Tattoo Shipley Pride, Bfd Sat 20th Oct 2012
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bfd Sun 21st Oct 2012
Blue Star Tattoo Malt Shovel, Baildon, Bfd Fri 26th Oct 2012
Blue Star Tattoo Great Victoria, Bradford Thu 1st Nov 2012
Blue Star Tattoo Shoulder of Mutton, Baildon, Bfd Sat 3rd Nov 2012
Blue Star Tattoo Aire Valley Guitars, Keighley Sun 18th Nov 2012
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bfd Sun 18th Nov 2012
Blue Star Tattoo The Black Bull, Sutton Sat 1st Dec 2012
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bfd Sun 2th Dec 2012
Blue Star Tattoo The Harvesters, Bingley Sat 8th Dec 2012
Blue Star Tattoo Hourglass, Leeds (McDonald's X-mas party) Mon 10th Dec 2012
Blue Star Tattoo The Shoulder of Mutton, Baildon, Bfd Sat 15th Dec 2012
Blue Star Tattoo Silsden AFC Sat 22nd Dec 2012
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bfd Sun 23rd Dec 2012
Blue Star Tattoo Victoria Hotel, Bradford (Wedding) Fri 28th Dec 2012

2011

Band Venue Date
Blue Star Tattoo The Shipley Pride, Shipley, Bradford Sat 8th January 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bradford Sun 9nd January 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Royal Oak, Keighley, Bradford Fri 14th January 2011
Blue Star Tattoo Ring O' Bells, Shipley, Bradford Sat 15th January 2011
Yo el Rey The Playhouse (Private Function), Bradford, Bradford (WedStock) Sat 22nd January 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bradford Sun 23rd January 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Countess of Rosse, Saltaire, Bradford Sat 5th February 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bradford Sun 6th February 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Coniston, Idle, Bradford Fri 18th February 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bradford Sun 20th February 2011
Yo el Rey Jam Factory, Great Horton, Bradford Fri 25th February 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bradford Sun 6th March 2011
Yo el Rey Delius, Bradford, Bradford (Mind the Music 3) Sat 19th March 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bradford Sun 20th March 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bradford Sun 3rd April 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Countess of Rosse, Saltaire, Bradford Sat 9th April 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bradford Sun 17th April 2011
Yo el Rey Joshua Brooks, Manchester (Never Mind the Burlesque) Fri 22rd April 2011
Blue Star Tattoo Top House, Odsal, Bradford Sat 23rd April 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Northern, Thornton, Bradford Fri 29rd April 2011
Blue Star Tattoo Ring O' Bells, Shipley, Bradford Sat 30th April 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Royal Oak, Keighley, Bradford Fri 13th May 2011
Blue Star Tattoo Queen Victoria, Shipley, Bradford Sat 14th May 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bradford Sun 15th May 2011
Blue Star Tattoo Biker Meet (Private Function), Blubberhouses, Harrogate Sat 28th May 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Alexandra, Harrogate Thu 2nd June 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bradford Sun 5th June 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Shipley Pride, Shipley, Bradford Sat 11th June 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Chevin Hotel (Private Function), Otley, Leeds Sat 18th June 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bradford Sun 19th June 2011
Blue Star Tattoo Gomersal Park Hotel (Private Function), Gomersal, Kirklees Mon 20th June 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Brewery Tap, Idle, Bradford Fri 24th June 2011
Blue Star Tattoo Garden Party (Private Function), Eldwik, Bradford Sat 25th June 2011
Blue Star Tattoo Garden Party (Private Function), Idle, Bradford Fri 1st July 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bradford Sun 3rd July 2011
Blue Star Tattoo Kings Arms, Heaton, Bradford Fri 8th July 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bradford Sun 10th July 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Countess of Rosse, Saltaire, Bradford Sat 23rd July 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bradford Sun 24st July 2011
Blue Star Tattoo Wedding Reception (Private Function), Mirfield, Kirklees Sat 13th August 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bradford Sun 21st August 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Barge, Brighouse, Calderdale Sat 27th August 2011
Yo el Rey Bradford Rio, Bradford, Bradford w/ Mantra & Orchyd Fri 2nd September 2011
Yo el Rey The Shipley Pride, Shipley, Bradford w/ Old School Enemy Sat 3rd September 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Bold Privateer, Wrose, Bradford Fri 23rd September 2011
Blue Star Tattoo Kings Arms, Heaton, Bradford Sat 24th September 2011
Blue Star Tattoo East Riddlesden Hall (The Terrorvision Do) (Private Function), Keighley, Bradford Sun 25th September 2011
Yo el Rey The Coniston, Idle, Bradford Thu 6th October 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bradford Sun 9th October 2011
Blue Star Tattoo Queen Victoria, Shipley, Bradford Sat 22nd October 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bradford Sun 23rd October 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Shipley Pride, Shipley, Bradford Sat 29th October 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Wheatsheaf, Queensbusy, Bradford Sat 5th November 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Shipley Pride, Shipley, Bradford Sat 5th November 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bradford Sun 6th November 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Brewery Tap, Idle, Bradford Fri 11th November 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Countesse of Rosse, Saltaire, Bradford Sat 12th November 2011
Blue Star Tattoo Kings Arms, Heaton, Bradford Fri 18th November 2011
Blue Star Tattoo Field's Sport Club, Clayton, Bradford Sat 19th November 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bradford Sun 20th November 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Coniston, Idle, Bradford Fri 25th November 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The White Horse, Bingley, Bradford Fri 2nd December 2011
Blue Star Tattoo Ring O' Bells, Shipley, Bradford Sat 3rd December 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bradford Sun 4th December 2011
Yo el Rey Bradford Rio's, Bradford, Bradford w/ Bonafide, Silverlight & Liberty Slaves Sat 10th December 2011
Yo el Rey Joshua Brooks, Manchester (Never Mind the Burlesque 2) Fri 16th December 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bradford Sun 18th December 2011
Blue Star Tattoo The Bold Privateer, Wrose, Bradford Fri 23rd December 2011

2010

Band Venue Date
Blue Star Tattoo Guide Post Hotel (Private Function), Low Moor, Bradford Fri 22nd January 2010
Blue Star Tattoo The Junction, Eastmorton, Bradford Fri 12th March 2010
Blue Star Tattoo Top House, Odsal, Bradford Fri 23rd April 2010
Blue Star Tattoo Bingley Sports Centre (Private Function), Bradford Sat 1st May 2010
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Bingley, Bradford Sat 8th May 2010
Blue Star Tattoo Biker Meet (Private Function), Blubberhouses, Harrogate Sat 29th May 2010
Yo el Rey Hollins Hall (Private Function), Baildon, Bradford Sat 5th June 2010
Blue Star Tattoo The Junction, Eastmorton, Bradford Fri 11th June 2010
Blue Star Tattoo Top House, Odsal, Bradford Sat 19th June 2010
Blue Star Tattoo Ring O' Bells, Queensbury, Bradford Sat 26th June 2010
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Bingley, Bradford Sat 3rd July 2010
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Bingley, Bradford Sat 24th July 2010
Blue Star Tattoo Top House, Odsal, Bradford Fri 13th August 2010
Blue Star Tattoo Ring O' Bells, Shipley, Bradford Sat 14th August 2010
Blue Star Tattoo The Loft (Private Function), Leeds Sun 10th October 2010
Blue Star Tattoo The Royal Oak, Keighley, Bradford Fri 15th October 2010
Blue Star Tattoo Ring O' Bells, Shipley, Bradford Sat 16th October 2010
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bradford Sun 17th October 2010
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bradford Sun 31th October 2010
Yo el Rey The New Beehive Inn, Bradford, Bradford w/ CircusCircus Sat 6th November 2010
Blue Star Tattoo Rosse, Shipley, Bradford Fri 12th November 2010
Yo el Rey Delius, Bradford, Bradford (Mind The Music 2) Sat 13th November 2010
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bradford Sun 14th November 2010
Blue Star Tattoo The Junction, Eastmorton, Bradford Fri 19th November 2010
Blue Star Tattoo The Pride, Shipley, Bradford Sat 20th November 2010
Blue Star Tattoo Midland Hotel, Ilkley, Bradford Sat 27th November 2010
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bradford Sun 28th November 2010
Blue Star Tattoo The Fleece, Clayton, Bradford Sun 12th December 2010
Blue Star Tattoo The Coniston, Idle, Bradford Fri 17th December 2010

2009

Band Venue Date
Counts of the Netherworld Fiddlers Three, Clayton, Bradford w/ CircusCircus & Black Feathered Feet Fri 5th June 2009

Past Archive

Past gigs with Sand, Braid, We Are Thieves, Walk In My Shadow and various others will be added in future.

Band Venue Date
Coming Soon Coming Soon Coming Soon

Gear

My OTR120 in the Orange Amp Book

Guitars

ESP LTD Phoenix 1004 ESP LTD Surveyor 414 (Ebony) Kawai KS-10 XL Squier Super-Sonic
Fender AVRI '62 Jaguar Tanglewood Musicman Copy Fender Jaguar - 1999 Japanese Classical Acoustic
Fender Strat Special Dean Electric Kramer Neptune

Amplifiers

Ashdown ABM 300 Rig Orange OTR 120 Stack Orange Rocker 30 Combo Orange Crush 30R Practice Combo
Orange Micro Crush (Battery Amp) Matamp GT120 Head (Vintage) SWR Bass 350 Head (Bass Amp) SWR Bassic Black Combo (Bass Amp)
   
Marshall Valvestate Combo Kay Sound Fashion Combo    

Effects Pedals


Boss HM-2 Heavy Metal (Japanese) (The Sound of Swedish Death Metal)

EBS ValveDrive Bass Distortion Pedal

D*A*M Red Rooster

D*A*M Meathead

D*A*M Ram Head Pi

D*A*M Phase 100

Fulltone Ultimate Octave

Sovtek Big Muff Pi (Modded)

Sovtek Big Muff Pi (Green)

Moog Moogerfooger Ring Modulator

Electro-Harmonix POG

Electro-Harmonix Holier Grail Reverb

Electro-Harmonix Microsynth

Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi

Geoffrey Teese Real McCoy Custom 3 Wah (RMC3)

Maxon Analog Delay (AD999)

Boss GE-7

Peterson Strobostomp2 Pedal Tuner

Vintage Script MXR Phaze 100

Vintage Block MXR Phaze 100

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Vintage MXR Flanger (Modded)

Vintage MXR Stereo Chorus

Vintage Shin-ei / Kimbara Fuzz-Wah (Super-Fuzz 8-TR)

Arbiter Fuzz Face

Ashbass FUZZbrite (Mosrite Fuzzrite Clone)

Vox Tone Bender (Previously owned by Kim Shattuck of 'The Muffs')

Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2 Plus

Jim Dunlop Bass CryBaby 105Q

Jim Dunlop/MXR Micro Amp

Jim Dunlop/MXR 6 Band EQ

George Dennis Wah/Volume Switch

Boss Fuzz (FZ2)

Boss Flanger (BF2)

Ibanez Thrashmetal (TM5)
   

Studio Equipment

Computers

Multimedia Production PC (Win 7 Pro 64bit, 3.5GHZ i7, 32GB RAM, 4 x 1TB Drives, Optimised and Quiet)
Mobile Recording PC (Win 7 Pro 64bit, 3.4GHZ i3, 16GB RAM, 2 x 1TB Drives, Optimised and Silent)

Production Monitoring

Samson Servo 550 Amplifier
Soundcraft Spirit Absolute 2 Speakers (Pair)
(Very old and outdated. Needs updating to active system.)

Headphone Performance Monitoring System

Beyerdynamic DT100 x 3

Audio Interfaces

Focusrite Saffire Liquid 56 (Mobile Recording PC)
Focusrite OctoPre MK2 Dynamic (Mobile Recording PC)
Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 (Multimedia Production PC)

Mixers/Routing

Mackie 802 VLZ3 (Unused)

Microphones

Rode NT2A (Vocal)
AKG C430 x 2 (Overheads)
AKG D40 x 3 (Toms)
AKG D112 (Kick Drum)
Shure SM57 Unidyne 3 (Possibly early 1970's) (Snare)
Shure SM57 (Early 2000's) (Guitar Cab)
Shure SM57 (Early 2010's) (Guitar Cab)
Pro Sound 3 Dynamic (SM58 Copy) (Talkback Mic)

Shopping List

Production Monitoring
Beyerdynamic DT880 Pro Headphones
Equator Audio D8 Active Monitors
Ebtech HE2 Hum Eliminator
Headphone Performance Monitoring
Beyerdynamic DT100 Headphones x 1
ART HeadAmp 6 Headphone Amplifier
Live Sound Recording
ART S8 Microphone Splitter x 3
Preamps
Focusrite OctoPre MK2 Dynamic (To bring preamp count to 24. Possibly buy something different for variation.)
Stands and Cases
Studio Spares Boom Microphone Stand x 6
Studio Spares Boom Mini Microphone Stand x 4
Microphone Stand Case
Microphone Case
Cable/Lead Case
Headphone Case
Microphones
AKG C451 B/ST (Matched Stereo Pair) (To replace current role of AKG C430)
AKG C451 B (Single Hi-Hat Microphone)
Sennheiser MD421 x 3 (To replace AKG D40)
Shue SM58 x 3 (Vocal Mic)
1 Large Diaphragm Condenser for Bass Guitar (To be determined (Neumann U47FET would be the dream mic))
1 Room Ambience Mic (To be determined) (Double as communication mic)
1 x Quality DI box
1 x Quality Reamp box

Discography

Full Individual Release Sections Coming Soon

Bandography

Sand

1997 to 1999

Braid

1999 - 2002

We Are Thieves

2002 - 2003

Walk in My Shadow

2002 - 2003

Counts Of The Netherworld

2008 - Present

Blue Star Tattoo

2010 - Present

Yo el Rey

June 2010 - Nov 2011

Full Individual Band Sections Coming Soon

Videography

Yo el Rey - "...And One For the Doctor"
Voltage Records 2011

Yo el Rey - Hey! You! Weirdo!
Voltage Records 2011

Portfolio

Software Development

Chaos Engine - No-Input Mixer

Description coming soon.

Android App - Musician's Tool

This is an ongoing project to build an instrument tuner for the Android platform in Java. It will eventually feature both a reference ear tuner and a digital signal analysis tuner as well as chord trainer and metronome. The project has started my journey into learning Java.

Animato

Animato is a open work generative SoundToy. Sound is created by animated object collisions on the gameboard. It uses two customisable FM Synthesizers to create its textures. The animation is created with Max/MSP's jit.physics objects and open GL.

Microphone Auditioner

Microphone Auditioner is a media player that plays back multiple microphone recordings of a song. It allows the user to listen to the overall differing effects of the various microphones and techniques in the context of a fully mixed song. A rare opportunity to hear these differences in an instance. Even when setting up in a studio, it would be very uncommon for someone to go to this length and set up multiple overhead techniques and a stupendous amount of microphones on a guitar cab. It's been done here for you and there is nothing else like it in the world.

LAZYdrummer for Kontakt

LAZYdrummer is a sample library drum instrument featuring full bleed control. As far as I am aware this is the only full bleed control drum instrument (soon to be) available for Kontakt.

In its current prototype stage it uses over 5000 drum samples each of which was edited by hand. For the full release version, this number should be closer to 7000.

It uses so many samples because of its full bleed control status. Each drum was hit individually a number of times (called its RoundRobin variation) and each drum needed a number of velocities/loudnesses recording (the Velocity Layers), each with a number of roundrobin variations all picked up by 11 microphones. You can see how the samples quickly grow in number. As an example, the snare features 12 velocity layers and each layer has 6 roundrobin variations, all picked up by 11 microphones. 12x6x11=792 samples just for the snare. This does not take into account any snare articulations. Each of these samples has been kept separate and not combined like a lot of drum sample instruments.

The magic of a program like this is when you start to utilise the bleed control. Each instrument can be turned down in any of the 11 microphones and not affect that particular microphone's direct sound. This matrix type system of sample routing was a tough system to envision and required a lot of mental dexterity to implement through Kontakt's native scripting language, which I had to become quite familiar with in a short space of time.

A redesigned user interface as well as removing elements such as the effects will be done for the commercial release.

It is my idea that I will develop this into a bespoke piece of VST software not requiring Kontakt.

Dr. Synthenstein Plug-in Suite

Time-Machine Blunder is a delay with multiple full independent delay lines that feature a pitch shifting circuit.

Monster is a subtractive synthesizer that features 3 oscillators and 1 sub oscillator. LFO, filter, envelope, glide. It has multiple pages with more features such as an arpeggiator, vocoder, and multi effects.

Gravitron is a distressor and mangler of audio and will be developed into an in-depth distortion tool.

Gene Splicer is a ring modulator that pays homage to the Moogerfooger Ring Modulator.

Sound Design

Animatrix - The Beyond

The sound of this video was created from scratch. I organised and directed the ADR voice acting (no professionals used), created all the foley, effects, ambience, and all the music minus the guitar part during the slowdown. I vocalised all the animals and did the extensive editing and arranging of the sounds in Cubase 5. I created the final project in Adobe Premier including the splash and credits. This was my first experience of doing this type of work and as a first project it is very detailed.

Robot

Created all the sound from audio editing and pitch/time stretching as well as a few vocoded synth sounds.

Space Craft

Created the sounds from a combinations of FFT processing, audio editing, and pitch/time stretching. Audio was supplied in the form of raw recordings of various moving vehicles and noisy appliances.

8-Bit Come to Life

Full sound design created in Kontakt. First I created some recordings with a strict limitation. No more that 8 objects/environments and 15 seconds of each.

1. Voice
2. Duplo Bricks
3. 8bit Synth
4. Guitar
5. Stones
6. Water
7. Camera
8. Ceramic Cups

These were then imported into Kontakt 5 and manipulated and then sequenced in Cubase.

The mix of this could be a lot better but I ran out of time. I think more ambience was needed throughout the video and obviously it is very quiet.

Aliens

I created these aliens from a combination of animal samples and my own vocalisation recordings. Heavily edited and manipulated to fit the characters on screen.

Game Level and Audio Design

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Music Project Release

Counts of the Netherworld Self Titled Album

This is a solo album I did that was a test in finding ways to do everything on almost no budget, from recording to mastering to distribution and promoting.

This hands on experience of releasing an album from start to finish has been a great learning process. The album is currently being remixed and when finished, will finally get the release, including CD, it deserves.

Reviews of the album have been good with the only negative coming from the old mixes, but this should be rectified in the new release. For something I wrote, recorded and released, being likened to Queens Of The Stone Age by a popular website that understands the specific genre of music, is high praise in my book.

All my work and life is dedicated to 'Laura Elizabeth Cook' and 'Dr. Jule Mulder'.