Performing at Comport Records' Multiversum at Ruigoord

For the first time, I performed live with my loop machine, haunting cello music from my upcoming release “Cello Music for Meditation” as part of the event Multiversum by Comport Records at the famous church in Ruigoord.

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REVIEW: Akai MPD218 vs. PreSonus ATOM MIDI pad controllers

As a music producer, I’ve recently been inspired to make my own beats! I decided that I wanted to buy a cheap entry-level MIDI pad controller (or drum pad). So! I decided to compare the Akai MPD218 and newcomer PreSonus ATOM and see which one was better.

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REVIEW: nuraphone headphone + best alternatives

I recently checked out the Nura nuraphone headphone, which is the first in the world to adapt to each individual’s hearing. My conclusion: do NOT buy nuraphone. In this blog post I will tell you my disappointing experience with nuraphone and list the best alternatives in the same price range.

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Composing a track for ADAM Audio Soundtrack Competition 2018

For the 2nd (?) year in the row, ADAM Audio hosted a Soundtrack Competition, this year with exclusive prizes and a new judge, Aisling Brouwer. The task was to compose a soundtrack of maximum 30 seconds to a photo: “The Opening” (by Tobias Zielony, 2005).

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REVIEW: Abbey Road Institute Amsterdam (my personal experience)

Both during and after my one year at Abbey Road Institute Amsterdam studying the Advanced Diploma Music Production & Sound Engineering, I have been asked several times by friends and strangers alike about my experience at the course. So, I have decided to create a comprehensive overview of my experience, so that other prospective students can get to know a bit more about the course first-hand from a graduated student.

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Meeting Imogen Heap (again!) 8 years since our performance

Exactly 8 years ago, I had the honour of meeting and performing with my idol, Imogen Heap. (It’s a long story, but the short version is that I had sent her a video audition to perform with her and she agreed! You can read that blog post here). Most recently, I got to meet her in person again! How crazy is that?

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Graduating at Abbey Road Studios

What an experience! Graduating at Abbey Road Studios with my fellow Abbey Road Institute classmates from all over the world: Amsterdam, Paris, London, Melbourne, Frankfurt and Berlin. The most exciting part was being on the stage to collect my Advanced Diploma in Music Production and Sound Engineering in Studio Two, home of The Beatles.

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Producing a track with Liloe Rix for Portugal. The Summer

My friend, singer-songwriter/artist Liloe Rix found a really nice contest: to produce a cover of Portugal. The Man’s hit song Live In The Moment and the prize would be to have your track on an advertisement of Visit Portugal’s summer promotion and also to perform live at a Portuguese festival.

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REVIEW: Beyerdynamic DT 770 vs. DT 990 headphones

Are you looking for a good quality headphone for recording, mixing and mastering at a good price? Maybe you’ve heard about Beyerdynamic DT series and don’t understand the differences. So I’m going to compare the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 250 Ohm (closed) and DT 990 Edition 250 Ohm (open) and tell you which one I use for which purpose.

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Recording Full Crate for Red Bull Music uncut

Life is full of such weird coincidences! For my latest recording session at Red Bull Studios, we recorded producer/DJ Full Crate, who coincidentally I had been in contact with in 2011 to collaborate, but eventually never met up. 7 years later, (a social media marketing career behind me and on my way to becoming a music producer) I was to be the assistant recording engineer at his session! 

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