“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.” - Steve Jobs
I have the delight of leading worship at many large events, but this summer at Creation Fest I had the chance to share about a charity that I love - Compassion.
Just a short video which hopefully captures the fun and passion we experienced leading at New Wine 2016
My producer friend Mouthman recreates the sound of a high end guitar pedal such as the Flux Liquid Ambience using just native Ableton controls and plugins
Today I want to honour an amazing man, Jason Ray Schoepfer. Jason had a dream to connect like minded worship musicians through social media and he started a group for keyboard players who used a piece of software called Omnisphere. The group was called Hillsong Omnisphere Sounds and in little over the year that group grew to over 7000 members.
Motion Pads is the latest brilliant product from Abel Mendoza and I love them. I'll be using them as ambient pads in my Ableton Template but they will work equally well from an iPod, iPhone, iPad or any MP3 player. So here is Abel's explanation.
Are you wondering what is that atmospheric/ambient sound you hear from your favourite worship bands in the beginning or in between of their songs? Are you a single musician struggling to provided as much music for your worship sets? Do you wish you had a second keyboard player to fill the gap while you play the different parts in a song? Do you wish your band sounded rich and full but don’t have expensive equipment or computer softwares?
Then Motion Pads Is exactly what you need!
What is it and how it works?
Motion Pads is a combination of 5 of my favourite pads from the different Synthsation series, 12 minutes long recording MP3 files, all 12 keys. No fancy softwares needed. Import into your favorite DAW such as Ableton, Logic, Pro Tools, or simply download and play from your music library on your Mac, PC, iPad, iPod, iPhone or any MP3 players.
Motion Pad is not tied to a tempo, chord progression or time signature, works great on any situation.
e.g. Play the A Pad and play along any song that is in the key of A, and since these pads are not tied to a tempo or time signature you can play a faster song or a slow one or switch from 4/4 to 6/8