Best wishes for 2015!

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I can’t believe how fast 2014 went, I must be getting old! This year I wrote about 6,140 posts, a considerable increase over last year’s 4,320 posts. Over the year I made some small adjustments to the website so that you can keep on top of the news a bit better (I hope), like the “Latest news” links at the top of the page.

2014 saw only a handful of reviews, a couple of giveaways, and one contest. In April 2015, we are expecting our 4th child, so I’m not sure if the upcoming year will be much more productive… I will try!

Best wishes for 2015!

I want to thank you for visiting rekkerd.org, sending me feedback, news & deals alerts, for taking part in contests and giveaways, and for supporting me financially.

Leaves me to wish all of you a blessed 2015, may it be full of music making!

Cheers,
Ronnie

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Dear rekkerd.org readers: Thanks for 2013 & Happy New Year!

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To all readers of rekkerd.org, I want to wish you all a blessed and music-filled 2014!

Best wishes for 2014!

The 8th year of rekkerd.org has been another busy one. No less than 4,323 blog posts were published in 2013. Since I don’t usually work weekends, that’s an average of about 16 posts a day!

I want to thank you for your encouragement, feedback, heads up on news and deals, financial support and other contributions, participation in contests and giveaways, and just checking out at this place.

Also, many thanks to the developers who send in their press releases, and for providing me with products for testing or reviews. The same goes for all advertisers and affiliates who help me cover all the costs of running the blog.

Hope to see you all again in the New Year!

Cheers,
Ronnie

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Diego Stocco’s Duet for Leaves & Turntable

Diego Stocco posted Duet for Leaves & Turntable, another brilliant demonstration of the beauty of music made with everyday objects.

Recently I bought a turntable to use it for an experiment, but that didn’t turn out as I was expecting. Then, I noticed the equally spaced ridges on the plate and got an idea for something else.

For about an hour I recorded short musical phrases by rubbing leaves against the turntable (the type of leaf, angle, pressure and fold determined the sound), then I combined the different takes together. Every element comes from those recordings, including the bass, kick and snare sounds (shaped with EQ, compression and resonators).

More information: Diego Stocco

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Thanks & Happy New Year

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I just want to take the time to wish all rekkerd.org readers a happy new year and all the best for 2013.

Thank You by psd at Flickr

It is my hope that this website has been useful resource for your music/audio projects.

Many thanks for visiting, writing comments and email, participating in contests and giveaways, and whatnot. This place wouldn’t be the same without you.

Cheers!
Ronnie

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Diego Stocco’s Custom Built Orchestra

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Diego Stocco has presented his Custom Built Orchestra, a project in which he created a an orchestra of handcrafted, unique instruments, and performed each part of a composition written by Diego himself.

I always been fascinated by the raw musical power that an orchestra can express, so, after creating a series of videos where I’m performing a multi-track piece with an instrument I designed, I decided to take the concept a step farther and create my own orchestra made of unusually unique instruments.

The project started by handcrafting a diverse selection of instruments, then I wrote a composition where I could fit them all in and finally performed each part. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I enjoyed doing it!

More information: Diego Stocco / Custom Built Orchestra

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