The Reel Thing
When myNoise started, I was so excited. I kept releasing new sounds on a weekly basis – and I am still trying. They all sounded interesting because the whole concept was interesting: ten sliders to create never-ending soundscapes. Though these sounds still appeal to newcomers discovering the website, what about the die-hard fans, those who have been with me for years? How do I keep them amazed with fresh releases, now that there are already over 250 soundscapes available on the website? And, just as importantly, how do I keep inspired and happy at work? Hard work is only sustainable if I can find satisfaction, too. So, I thought about the future of myNoise. And this soundscape could illustrate what it might be.
I enjoy making no compromises in sound quality, even for noises! And, for musical soundscapes, I like the sound of real “organic” instruments, not samples. This soundscape, though it sounds Lo-Fi, is a good illustration of what "quality" means to me. You hear me playing a real Rhodes electric piano, a real bass guitar, and the sound is processed through real magnetic tapes in order to produce that inimitable vintage feel. Not only does it end up in something both the amateur and the purist can enjoy, but it gives me so much satisfaction at work. Interacting with hardware instruments makes such a difference.
This philosophy has a cost, though. I am very grateful to all the people who have contributed to the project, allowing me to work in an environment that makes me happy – happy to improve myself, day after day.