Demo music

On this page you will find ideas, mostly unfinished, which I think are worth sharing. Beware, the music is not perfect and may contain the odd off note ...

The copyright of the music on this page is owned by Martin Peters.
Please do not use the tracks for commercial purposes without consulting me.

Date Description File
08-12-2010 I made a video today but I was not to happy with the result. I think the music is OK but not good enough to upload it as a video. The same sequences are used in the video Oneness which I made a few days later so you can experience that improvising can lead to a totally different result. Today it is 30 years ago John Lennon died, hence the title. Lennon
07-11-2010 This is a live recording of me jamming with my son Mark who plays the electric guitar, a black Ibanez GRG270 with DiMarzio elements using a Boss ME-50 pedal board. I am doing the bass and chords on the Waldorf Q Keyboard, the solo on the Nord Lead 1 and the Mellotron strings on the Roland XP-80. The Zoom RhythmTrak RT-323 is playing the drums. Jamming with Mark
07-09-2010 This track is a live recording which I made especially for my lovely new friend Anne. At that time we were only mailing and had not yet met. But it already felt so right. For a new friend
22-03-2010 Again some experimenting with Ableton Live and the Launchpad. There is one sequence with variations programmed in Live. The sequence is performed by the Creamware MiniMax ASB. The drums and the bass are from Live. The gliding chords are from the Waldorf Q Keyboard and the solo is performed on the Clavia Nord Lead 1. The track is not perfect but interesting enough to share. Idea_22-03-2010.mp3
04-03-2010 This is a recording of experimenting with Ableton Live and the Launchpad. Essentially it uses the same 2 sequences as in 'Launchpad controlling a Doepfer MAQ16/3' but there are only 8 fixed variations to choose from for each sequence. The sequences are performed by the Creamware MiniMax ASB and the Clavia Nord Lead 1. The samples are from Live and some self made with the DotCom. Idea_04-03-2010.mp3
18-10-2009 This short piece has the same sequence as in 'Another symphonic theme' but an arpeggiator on the Waldorf Q Keyboard was added; you hear this in the beginning. Idea_18-10-2009.mp3
03-10-2009 I recorded this idea to audio only because I thought it was not interesting enough to make a video and upload it to YouTube. But after hearing it a couple of time I did grow to like it more. So I made a video a day after. The video is called 'A stressed theme' and you can find it in the video section. Idea_03-10-2009.mp3
27-12-2008 This is more or less the same music as from the video 'Yet, another simple theme' which is in the video section and is uploaded to YouTube. I recorded it live as a stereo track, no post processing is performed. The first sequence is done by the the Synthesizers.com Modular, the second sequence by the MFM, the strings from Mellotron samples performed by the E-MU ESI2000, the bass sequence by the Nord Lead 1 and the solo's by the Korg 900PS. As always, the Doepfer MAQ16/3 is responsible for the sequences. Idea_24-12-2008.mp3
24-10-2008 I was playing with the 5Pulser Waveshaper using the self-built Modular and recorded this idea in one take. The track starts with the self-built Modular sequence after which the Synthesizers.com Modular bass joins. Chords on the Kawai K5000R. Solo on the Nord Lead 1. No post processing is performed. Idea_24-10-2008.mp3
21-05-2008 Some sweet simple schema using the Modulars. Did it in one take. Row 1 of the MAQ 16/3 drives the Synthesizers.com Modular and row 2 does the bass on the self-built Modular. Drums are from the Zoom RT-323 drum machine which controls the tempo of the MAQ16/3 and from which I also transpose the Modulars. Chords on the Nord Lead 1. No post processing is performed. Idea_21-05-2008.mp3
15-02-2008 Just in one take. Row 1 and 2 of the MAQ 16/3 drives the Modular using the Synthesizers.com Q107 as VCF. The 3rd row drives the Minimax high sequence which fades in. The Modular output is going through the Akai Head Rush E2 and the Behringer VP1 Phaser. The solo is done with the Nord Lead 1. The reverb is from the Lexicon MPX 100. No post processing is performed. Idea_15-02-2008_v2.mp3
27-09-2007 Row 1 of the MAQ 16/3 drives the Modular and row 2 the Minimax Bass. The Modular output is going through the Akai Head Rush E2 and the Behringer VP1 Phaser. Chords with the AX80 and the solo with the Nord Lead 1. All in one take and added some reverb. Trying to reveal the magic of the Redshift sequences. The solo is just improvised and is going nowhere. But I like the foundation. Idea_27-09-2007_v2.mp3
25-09-2007 Just in one take. Rhythm with RT-323 which controls the MAQ 16/3. The MAQ is connected to the modular which plays the bass line. Strings with the Nord Lead 1 and the solo with the AX80. Idea_25-09-2007.mp3
26-06-2007 Has 7 tracks with only the Akai AX80. Idea of just a chord sequence and a sound on track one. After recording some further accompaniment the melody popped up. I very much like the melody and its sound but it is very sweet. AX80_2_v1.mp3
08-06-2007 Has 8 tracks with only the Korg 900PS. Just a funny little piece. Korg_900PS_2.mp3
21-05-2007 Has 6 track with only the Nord Lead 1. Reminds me of sundays somewhere at the riverside. Test13.mp3
27-04-2007 Has 6 track with only the Nord Lead 1. Has parts that sound very much like Synergy (my all time synthesizer music favorite), but that's pure coincidence. Test11.mp3
22-04-2007 This track I like very much. Sometimes it just happens. Has 6 track with only the Nord Lead 1. Test10.mp3
11-04-2007 Has 6 tracks with only the Nord Lead 1. A bit dull perhaps but I like the stingy solo parts. Test5.mp3
09-04-2007 Has 5 track with only the Creamware MiniMax ASB. Simple idea with a synthesizer retro feel to it. Test3.mp3
23-05-2006 Recorded live straight in WaveLab with overdubs. Uses the MiniMax ASB, XP-80 (horns and vibes), Nord Lead 1 and MAQ16/3. Really like to record this properly one day. Idea_23-05-2006_v5.mp3
15-06-2004 This jazzy piece I composed for the band I was in at that time. Complete with count-off, room for other band members to fill in and the 'Happy The Man' style end.  But it never was rehearsed by the band because the band stopped to exist. Bond.mp3

Be patient, there is more to come ...