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Frank Ayers "240 days"

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All about my keyboard set (and other fascinating issues) !

All about my keyboard set (and other fascinating issues) !

It occured to me recently, that love for instruments has always been okay for guitarists or drummers, even classic musicians, but a shame for synthesizers and electronic stuff, though some the artists in the 70's ( Vangelis, Freddy Mer- cury...), and mostly in the 80's ( Peter Gabriel, Gary Numan, Thomas Dolby , etc..) were keyboard artists, and pr
JANUARY 2012 ► "CLOSE TO MY HEART" !

JANUARY 2012 ► "CLOSE TO MY HEART" !

Now, it's time to get to the point with this blog. A couple of months ago, I had these chords and melody going around. So, I regularly took some hints and notes on my dictaphone, which actually is my cellphone, since we entered the new millenium. It's a thing I do a lot, when stuff cross my mind at the wrong time and the wrong place, like in a bus,
2012 ► "MADE IN AMERICA" ! +cathy+eric

2012 ► "MADE IN AMERICA" ! +cathy+eric

In the early 90's, I was working together, with a french progressive rock band, called WARM ! Though it wasn't quite successful ( progressive, and 90's, and France... see the issue here ? ), I had the opportunity, beside the sound pro- duction, to share a couple of songs with them, and you'll find some of these, totally or mostly reshaped, through
► "PERFECT" (3'42)

► "PERFECT" (3'42)

PERFECT is certainly one of my oldest songs. Recently, I finally built something from it under a couple of weeks, it's a bit 80's power-pop, it's called PERFECT, and you can hear the latest version right here ! I always loved bass synths. Bass lines like Harold Faltemeyer in Beverley Hills Cops, or Scritti Politti songs, All my synth solos are play
How a music studio can stand in your small living room, anyway ?

How a music studio can stand in your small living room, anyway ?

In a matter of "DAW" and by the way, yes, I learned this word recently, as it stands for Digital Audio Workstation, or "sequencer" as we were calling it in the old days ! ( lol ), it occurs to me, I always used Steinberg Cubase soft- wares, since they appeared in the late 80's. I even still have a venerable Atari 1040STF running with it, in a corne
Is there such a thing as "too much" synths ?

Is there such a thing as "too much" synths ?

Regarding my article from JUNE 2008 , do you want to know just how cool synths became these days ? Just watch this 2010 calendar below, with naked babes and synths ! Why synths are so cool, now, been so geek before ? See these auctions on e-Bay, for 25 to 30 years old synth gears, dedicated fansites, people proudly take pictures of themselves near
The internet will save our souls !

The internet will save our souls !

I often have this discussion, with my fellow artist friends, about how amazing the internet is now for musicians ( it's the way you're reading me, by example, lol...). Indeed, these guys you find on MySpace or whatever, they now have something of a career (albums, live performances, promotion, etc...), that lazy major record compagnies denied to th
► A fairly short biography, so don't worry !

► A fairly short biography, so don't worry !

Indeed, my first synth was a little KORG MS-20. I was going to have it for Christmas 82', and I dreamed about it for months ! By then, the only chance to actualy see synthesizers was on dedicated magazines in black and white, or in few artists video-clips... At this time, as I was fairly young, I had my first musical interests in Mike Old- field, V
► "NO TIME TO FEAR" (3'50)

► "NO TIME TO FEAR" (3'50)

Another one of my oldest songs, NO TIME TO FEAR was one of the first demos built with an Emax II in the early 90's ( ! ). Of course, you can hear the latest version, by clicking here ! At the time, I was trying to achieve a well-paced rhythm ensemble, with several synth sequencing, my favourite 80's clean guitar ( like The Fixx, Scritti Politti, et
Why we won't be famous anymore !

Why we won't be famous anymore !

In the 60's and 70's you could be a "star" at the age of 18. Playing intensively from your musical ins- trument, because you were playing a lot live, and wrapping a hit song in one week, was the way the music went, from early rock'n'roll, to blues and soul... But then came the late 70's and early 80's, and the musical landscape expended, from Peter