I guess I’m in a creative space right now. Not only am I enjoying creative writing, but I’m also getting more into music.

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Get The Heat by Howard Sandford is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

The other day I bought a Novation Launchkey 49 as we’d recently got a new 5k Mac and I wanted to get back into composing music.

The Novation Launchkey is a lovely little MIDI keyboard, and works really well if you have some decent software — cue the sound of ‘H’ getting his credit card out and buying Logic Pro X from the App Store … I justified it by saying that Jake would be studying music next year, and so it makes sense for us to have the software ready and waiting for him. Besides, I’d get a chance to squeeze out some more of my creative juices.

Logic Pro X is straightforward to get up and running, though it took me a while before I realised there was a “show advanced” controls in the preferences. I did wonder why everything looked so much like Garage Band 🙂

Anyway, “Get The Heat” is my first attempt at some pure MIDI triggered music. Hope you like it. Feel free to share or use (just remember to stick to the conditions in the Creative Commons licence detailed above).


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