Original composition. Guitars by Adrian Loo. Mixing & other instruments by Ivan Chew. Released under Creative Commons ATTRIBUTION 3.0 Singapore license. Feel free to reuse or remix this song (CC license applies), on the condition that you credit the music as follows:
Music by: STARFISH STORIES :: THE BAND
Adrian Loo & Ivan Chew StarfishStories.wordpress.com
Email us at StarfishStories@gmail.com if you need further clarifications. The track can be downloaded at Archive.org.
The track was created in under 15-mins. For the demo, I imported the rhythm track from Adrian’s Crystal Tears and the Dream Nebulae (still WIP as of this post). Showed a simple split/ copy tracks; added fade in-out. Added drum loops. Using GB’s software instruments; duplicating a MIDI track and adapting it for another software instrument effect. Exported the track.
I felt the demo went well, but then the audience would be a better judge. If you’re one of those who stayed for the demo, feel free to leave a comment. I had fun with the demo.
A big THANK YOU to the folks at Epicentre@Orchard (esp. the dude who fixed the screen resolution settings!); City Music (Mike, YL, HL); Kestrel and Lisa (you two rock!); SOFT (pleasure meeting you, James).
In case you were wondering, I wasn’t paid to do the demo.
I’ll be doing a 30min demo/ sharing session, on how we use GarageBand (exclusively) to record, mix, and sound-engineer our songs. If you can make it for 8pm, do drop by. Better yet, come by at 6.30pm, ‘cos the real pros will be sharing their stuff.
Most have been posted here. Right now, I’m working on the title track. Adrian has emailed me the individual tracks as MP3. I’ve decided not to rush to complete the song, as the whole point is really about the process.
A phenomenal, atmospheric, album to really check out and truly enjoy, I was in sheer heavenly delight, listening, to all these awesome tracks. Very professional sounding, and excellent sound quality at that. I love the vocals, the ambient, enchanting, heartfelt vocals and the musical styles that varied from pop, rock to new age and even folk sounding tracks at times as well. Love the acoustic and electronic guitar especially, Fantastic sound…
When I read the review, I had to check that it was really for our music! LOL
I was already blown over by the first review, here… and this one just made me all teary.
Thanks so much for your kind works, musictomyears!
Intro: Rambling Librarian (“0.5″ of Starfish Stories :: The Band)
Hey everyone, I’ve heard about www.soft.com.sg but only signed up today. Someone told me most people here are in the mid-20s. I’m not sure if at 37 I’m the oldest guy here.
OK, self-intro (I didn’t read any regulations against long intros… so here goes!):
1) I’m into rock guitar instrumentals (e.g. Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Steve Vai) and New Age sounding stuff (e.g. Enya, Andre Vollenweider)
2) Started on the guitar at 18 years old. More to impress the girls but soon got REALLY interested in guitars. Discovered more about electric guitars and gadgets. However, am never formally trained in music.
3) Stopped playing after NS. My guitar collected dust for almost 10+ years. Only resumed playing in 2006. When I discovered GarageBand. First ever GB track here: http://tinyurl.com/qfoc9
4) In 2007, I re-discovered a long-lost Sec Sch mate. He also just discovered GarageBand. Sent me a track via email. I added a lead guitar to it. Sent it back. To cut a long story short, 4 months later we self-produced our music album. We didn’t meet to jam nor record at a studio. Everything was done entirely using GarageBand. Then we released it online only. You might want to check it out here: http://seastars2007.wordpress.com/the-album/
5) We decided our music wasn’t too bad (my wife didn’t cover her ears). Plus we didn’t have to spend any money, thanks to the Internet. So we continued as a team and gave ourselves a band name. And we released our 2nd album early this year. http://starfishstories.wordpress.com…ld-one-moment/
6) Currently working on our 3rd music album. Probably going to release it this year. All our music is released under the Creative Commons license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/sg/. Meaning, anyone is free to use, distribute, share, remix… the ONLY requirement is to credit the band in the way we state (e.g. name and URL). No payment required — although if they decide to pay our of the goodness of their heart… ahem.
Hey there! Thanks for remixing our music in your video. I enjoyed this video (not just because you used our song!) Pretty educational. Is building sand sculptures part of the Irish tradition? The picture at the 2min mark made me laugh! Thanks for sharing this. Oh, and I appreciate how you took pains to properly credit all the CC content owners. Thanks! ~ on behalf of Starfish Stories :: The Band.