I am on a new project!
I have dedicated about 60 hours in the past couple of weeks to put in new Patch Bays, reconfigure old fashioned MIDI interfaces, run all kinds of USB cables for the new colorful instrument routings, drill drill drill, screw screw screw, put in new mounting devices so everything is once again ergonomically perfect.
Did you know that my doctoral dissertation in Music Technology proposal was the construction of this studio back in 1992 at New York Universiry? I did all the coursework, but the director was bogus, all of this will be revealed in a biography that’s in the works by Evelyn Bonilla, and maybe someday a feature documentary movie by Sputnic Erawoc.
I am in the mist of filming training videos for my highly unique MusicTech Kids ®️ and MusicTech Teens ®️ programs. (There are 12 video cameras mounted here.) I am hoping to convert my concepts into smart phone and tablet apps!
Soon I will be launching a series on Synthesis, Sound Design & Synthestration. Did you know that I created a course with this title “Synthestration“ in 2004 at Stevens Institute of technology. I should’ve trademark the name. It’s the art of creating Orchestra-like electronic recordings, with digital sound samples and synthesizers. I’ve been doing this since 1979. I got pretty good at it in 1982 when I purchased my first digital sampler called an “Emulator 1”. The late great jazz legend Dave Brubeck learned how to play one in my home studio in 1987. He actually created some trumpet melodies that he used in an original score for a “Catholic mass“ which he wrote for the pope, who is visiting America later that year!
I was an understudy of the great legendary Hollywood sound designer Frank Serafine, (Star Trek, Tron, Baywatch, Addams Family, ETC,,) Frank would stay in my home when he would come to New York City for the audio engineering conventions and we would create sounds on my synthesizers here at SkyRoom Studio. I worked for the incredible Suzanne Cianni at her state of the art Synthesizer Stufio on Madison Avenue, and I was selected at New York university to be the first Masters student for the highly acclaimed, legendary classic electronic music composer, Wendy Carlos. I was friends with a Music Technology Giant Bob Moog, he was going to be the keynote speaker for the batches degree I created in music technology back in 2004, and I had the opportunity to spend an evening in a private concert by my mentor Keith Emerson Emerson Lake and Palmer. He actually let me play his “Monster Moog Modular” system. I produced my first album for the incredible Paul Petrocy On a Moog 55 modular system at the University of Buffalo in 1979.
So yes, I am also writing a book about how to be a music producer in the electronic music world!
Other than that, I’ve been doing a lot of fishing!