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This is an instrumental song with an early 80's feel that I wrote on piano about ten years ago and arranged on my desktop computer in 2004. This is one of those songs I gave up trying to improve.
posted to MeFi Music by starkeffect at 12:35 AM on October 30, 2006 (2 comments)

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Song based on a disturbing mic in track recording I found. Here's the original (warning: I mean it when I say it's disturbing).
posted to MeFi Music by starkeffect at 1:17 AM on October 27, 2006 (6 comments)

Absurd Phony Lie (A Boyish Plunder)

I assembled this track for the Sonny Bono is Dead compilation, which looks like it's never going to see the light of day. The title and subtitle are anagrams of the original piece of music which would have fallen into public domain had the Mickey Mouse Protection Act not passed.
posted to MeFi Music by starkeffect at 3:47 PM on July 5, 2006

Testing 1-2-3

A number of mic in tracks are people testing their microphones, and since many of those people use "testing 1-2-3" for their mic checks, I decided to make a waltz out of them. By the way, the guy singing "testing 1-2-3" is not pitch-shifted. He sang the phrase a few different times in his mic in track, and I cut-and-pasted his 1's, 2's and 3's to make a semi-melody.
posted to MeFi Music by starkeffect at 4:55 PM on July 4, 2006 (4 comments)

Revelry

Recorded on my Kawai K-4 synthesizer when I was about 22 and deep in my "new age" phase. I still have about 100 copies of this tape, shrinkwrapped, packed away somewhere...
posted to MeFi Music by starkeffect at 2:58 PM on July 1, 2006 (1 comment)

I Miss You

Another mic in track track, built around an audio love letter sent to some girl named Holly. You can hear the original letter (done in two takes) at the above link. Look for "I Love You Holly"; it's about two-thirds the way down the list.
posted to MeFi Music by starkeffect at 2:24 PM on July 1, 2006 (1 comment)

Think of Me

This is the opening song from my Comfort Stand EP, "mic in track," consisting of songs created from anonymous personal recordings that were (unwittingly) shared on p2p networks. You can hear many more examples on my homepage. I used FruityLoops (FL Studio) to make the music, GoldWave to make the samples, and AudioGnome (primarily) to find the original mic in tracks.
posted to MeFi Music by starkeffect at 1:14 PM on July 1, 2006 (13 comments)

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