Following on from the
jazz mock-up I posted on August
29th, I have now done some more
experimenting with Apple's GarageBand
music program. It amuses me to use all this modern software and
hardware to create a pastiche of popular music of 80 years ago - in
this case the Bix
Trumbauer small groups of the
late 1920s: which is why this piece is called The Bix Mix.
All the instruments
are created in software (no Apple loops were used this time), either
from instruments already in GarageBand, QuickTime Instruments, or
Soundfonts, and were played on an Evolution MK149 keyboard (the piano
solo was played on a Yamaha digital piano - used only as a MIDI
keyboard - because it has the full 88 keys).
3 mins 37 secs, 5 MB
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