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What is it?
Cosmosis Studio Series is a series of powerful video workshops focussing on the most important areas of studio craft for producers of electronic dance music.
What subjects are covered?
The first in the series was Cosmosis Bass Secrets. The second will be "Creating Killer lead Lines", which will focus both on Synth programming and creating custom sounds as well as Midi and musical programming.
Others in the series will include:
3. Arranging and Composing
4. Power Remixing
When are they available?
The second course in the series: "Creating Killer Leads" should be available around late November/early December 2010. Others in the Studio Series will follow when time allows.
How much do they cost?
Prices will vary depending on how much work has gone into the course and how much ground it covers, but prices will be reasonable especially considering the premium content.
Regular price for the workshop is €85 (euros)
A special discounted price of €72 euros is available for subscribers to Cosmosis Bass Secrets
Both courses may be purchased together for €127 euros
Excerpt from Bass Secrets - First the Basics:
Excerpt from Killer Leads - Single Oscillator Leads:
Billy Cosmosis (with serious studio tan)
Welcome to cosmosis.co.uk
If you're new here and you're interested in music production then allow me to point you to two places to start with:
1. The Tips and Tricks section where you'll find various articles and advice on electronic music production.
2. The download section where you'll some juicy free sounds for the Albino VST and The Access Virus B which should get you up and running.
However, please note you'll have to register with the site and log in before being able to access the free sounds, after which you can go here to download
I hope that you'll find something of value for yourselves here.
Best wishes for your creative endevours.
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Beachside Veranda Jam - Anjuna Goa
Jerry and I jamming late one warm starry night under the coconut palms near the beach.
Ajja and Cosmosis and - Live at The Giger Museum
Q. So, is Cosmosis working with Beyoncé now?
Yeah, I wish : )
So, is Cosmosis working with Beyoncé now?
Yeah, I wish : )
A while ago I posted this video of me creating music on the fly by "live looping".
First off, credit where credit's due, Key to the Innerverse was very much a a co-written track. Props to the Laughing Buddha himself: Jez Van Kampen.
At that time, Jez and I were living out of each other's pockets musically and financially and practically living in the studio and out partying in London when we weren't. So the track was born from that environment. And like all successful collaborations I like to think the result was greater than the sum of the parts. So; that said...
below are the sleeve notes to the Contact track, taken from the sleeve notes to the album. ( whole album track notes at the bottom)
As I mentioned, the title track contains a key monologue which unlocks the underlying concept. I wanted the music to support this by conjuring up otherworldly images. So I created a (hopefully) evocative, spacious intro sprinkled with a few appropriate samples. Also I deliberately avoided using any familiar or clichéd melodic intervals (as far as is possible in composing music anyway) as it would sound familiar and therefore not otherworldly. To this end I ended up playing any melodic phrases using harmonics via the cutoff knob on some resonant synth patches, which gives a different flavour. In addition I used a square wave-form, which unlike a saw or pulse wave, has an unfamiliar sounding harmonic series, which also adds to the overall weirdness. All melodies apart from that is, the spooky sounding melodic theme played with a bell like sound, which make it's first appearance right at the intro in the intro and occurs throughout the track.
The vibe of the track also called for a slower tempo, as it is difficult to convey the type of poignant emotion and space that I had in mind with faster tempos. So I used a dub style bassline coupled with a slow funk groove, which then progresses up into a slow trance groove for variety. It also gives the track somewhere to go dynamically. By far the most difficult thing technically was to tune into the frequency to receive the alien transmission. In the end I had to interview a earth resident alien and pretend that I had recorded one of the real transmissions broadcast from somewhere beyond Sirius ; )
>>The sound that comes in on 1:52 in "Contact", the "AA EE OO", vocal sound. Was the synthesized? <<
Yes, an Access Virus Indigo B. (not that you need a Virus btw...)
>>I assume it was two band pass filters? <<
>>Can you explain the 'architecture' behind the sound? <<
Do that, then add a bit of distortion...
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The weather today was just too beautiful to be sitting in a darkened studio making music, so I snuck off for a walk resolving to carry on with the studio stuff once the sun had gone down.
Being an aurally focussed type of guy, I took a small handheld stereo recorder (Yamaha Pocketrak CX) with me to catch any interesting sounds that may present themselves.
The weather today was just too beautiful to be sitting in a darkened studio making music, so I snuck off for a walk resolving to carry on with the studio stuff once the sun had gone dow
A old bandmate just sent me a recording of a track that I played on while playing in the Acid Jazz/Hip Hop/Soul/Arthouse band Ute. YouTube's great for that, I get to hear some of my re
Short clip shot at Sunrise Party in Leeds U.K. by someone in the audience with a slow motion camera.
I think it's part of the guitar solo in Martian Blues...