TCM Mastering & West 1: Latest News
Getting your music noticed and to stand out from the crowd, is harder than ever these days. There are so many outlets for the home musician – which on the one hand is good, but it also means that there is huge competition from anyone who has a basic recording setup in their home.
TCM Mastering & TCM Music Group Studios-UK & Nashville, USA.
If you are trying to produce a professionally finished track or collection of tracks, getting your music mastered by a specialist can make all the difference between a few hits on the internet, to it going viral or securing a recording contract. Anything you can do to improve your chances of your track being heard or played is worth it.
At TCM Mastering we take great pride in every single track we master. TCM provide a professional, fast and affordable online service for today’s musicians, whether you’re producing your first music track or you’re a seasoned pro. Take a look at some of TCM’s recent clients.
TCM’s Ted Carfrae has just finished mastering ‘Bassline Flow’ (Techno) from Blackfoot 2000.
We asked Blackfoot 2000 for a little background…..
My artist name is ‘Blackfooot 2000′ and I produce Electronica music. The musical approach I employ is simple, in that I love making bass heavy songs with ‘banging beats’ and set pieces which come in occasionally to keep the song fresh without becoming too relentless.
I’ve been producing in my home studio for a few years now using Cakewalk Sonar and various synthesizers like the ‘Korg microKorg’ and ‘Spectrasonics Trilian’, but only recently have gotten the courage to start putting songs out there.
The principle behind my music which helps define it, is that the main melody for every song I create, must be original and created by me. I’m not a fan of grabbing a loop of a song that’s already established, then using that melody to fuel my own creativity.
Korg’s microKorg Synth.
I will either come up with the initial melody in my head or muck randomly around on the piano banging out notes until a fundamental melody emerges. Once I’ve got that initial melody down I can then build up the rest of the song to match it – first a bassline to match the melody, then a drum beat to match that bass and melody, then vocals and so on until I’ve got a basic riff down which becomes the theme of the song.
My musical background in Jazz helped cultivate this riff-based approach. Back in 2007, before I started producing music seriously, I used to be in a Bristol based Jazz band called High Jingo where I played keyboards. Originally I’m from London, but whilst I was in Bristol, without realising it I soaked up the whole ‘Live Music Vibe’, and trust me they have a lot of live music festivals out in the West Country, and Jazz features heavily!
Spectrasonics Trilian Bass Virtual Instrument.
Playing in a Jazz band at the time influenced me as an artist because the Jazz we were playing was based heavily around improvisation ‘freestyle expression’, around Jazz riffs and chord progressions.
I’m influenced by what I consider to be highly original artists like – Daft Punk, Basement Jaxx, Zed’s Dead and Wookie (Uk Garage). Basement Jaxx in particular because they always tend to use their own samples that they created, so their beats always sound fresh.
My ambition with music, is to to make my own contribution to the music scene by sharing my own original ideas and putting my music out there. Hopefully, this should inspire even more musical-originality back from it, which is something that I find rather exciting!
Check out Bassline Flow on YouTube (below)…..
West 1 Entertainment News
Formed in 2011 by Ted Carfrae and James Baker, West 1 is busy promoting and organising the tour of Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute.
If you’d like to see live footage of Ben & The Band performing, click here.
Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act.
Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act is currently on tour in the UK, playing live to packed crowds.
Upcoming tour dates are below.
FRIDAY JUNE 22nd – THE GREEN ROOM, LIVERPOOL
SATURDAY 30th JUNE – THE CORN EXCHANGE, CAMBRIDGE
FRIDAY 6th JULY – WOODVILLE HALLS THEATRE – GRAVESEND, KENT
FRIDAY 13th JULY – THE FERRY, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND
FRIDAY 20th JULY – WEYMOUTH PAVILION
SATURDAY 21st JULY – FRANKIES, MANCHESTER
SUNDAY 19th AUGUST – TRIBFEST
FRIDAY 24th AUGUST – WEYMOUTH PAVILION
SUNDAY 26th AUGUST – ISLE OF WIGHT
The act is one hundred per cent live. And along with the talented musicians and dancers in the band, the act is supported by a professional crew who expertly handle lighting and sound.
If you’re a Michael Jackson fan, Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act, is the closest you will ever get to experience Michael Jackson live in concert.
Take a look at Ben and the Band performing ‘The Love You Save’ live at Glastonbudget 2012 (below).
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