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Birne, Schädel & Haupt -Episode 3

Hi there,

for our German-speaking friends: Here is the 3rd episode of Benjamin Swiczinsky’s “Birne, Schädel & Haupt”, the animated web-series by “Neuer Österreichischer Trickfilm”. This month features a sly and evil editor, who wants to create a web-series, featuring the three-headed “Trickfilmer”-eagle. On a sidenote – the actor speaking the editor should be quite familiar (it was my biggest part as a voice talent so far 🙂 ).

So don’t miss this month’s episode and check out the evil editor, who is featuring a very characteristic slang (similarities may be intended, but are still just similarities…). Enjoy!

all the best,
Alexander.


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Cherry Tree – Song by Anches Alexa, produced by Augustin Lehfuss and Alexander Zlamal

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hi y’all,

i recently recorded, mixed and produced a song by anches alexa, called “cherry tree”.

we recorded accordion, guitars, percussions and, of course, vocals at my place as well as at “Gustfuss Records“. I did the percussion arrangement as well as all of the technical stuff, anches sang and augustin had created a tune out of anches’ ideas.

it was a lot of fun and you can download the result from itunes here.

if you don’t like itunes, you may want to check out amazon music, or just listen to the whole tune at soundcloud. have fun!

all the best,
Alexander.


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logic pro x – flex pitch

hi there!

one day recently i found out that logic pro x had been released – of course i downloaded it in an instant on the same day. here’s the first overview of logic pro x’s probably most spectacular new feature: flex pitch.

flex pitch may alleviate the need for celemony’s melodyne for some of us in some situations and at the same moment will save a considerable amount of time, because the procedure of feeding the audio to the plugin is unnecessary with flex pitch.

in my first tests the sound quality is close enough for me to melodnye to stick with flex pitch for the time being, at least with adjusting vocals. check out a first overview and example of how you can use it:


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TEDx vienna on youtube

hi there!

today the tedx talks from the tedx vienna appeared online. first you might want to check them out because they are interesting talks about trending topics. secondly you will hear a nice little jingle that i did in the beginning of each talk, so there’s another reason why you might want to check them out..

all the best,
Alexander.


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swinging leaders cd II: recordings finalized

hi y’all!

the last recordings for the latest swinging leaders cd have been finished. the last recording has been norbert zimmermann’s alto @ peter natterer’s place, before that we recorded piano @ alexander götzinger’s home (see photo). now it’s up to me to edit and mix the whole production, which will take some time since there are various projects currently in the making. stay tuned for more news…!

all the best,
Alexander.


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swinging leaders cd II in production…

hi y’all!

the second cd of the enthusiastic band of top-managers and bankers, the swinging leaders, is in the making. bass and drums – and a piano guide track – have been recorded an partly edited by now. saxophone and trumpet recording sessions are coming up at the end of this week. subsequently the piano tracks will be re-recorded using a real, acoustic, piano and some editing will be applied. there’s a lot of work that has yet to be done, however the results so far are promising, the rhythm section, including new bass player richart barnert, drummer wolfgang mathera and pianist alexander götzinger, has laid down solid basic tracks for the horns to be added. looking forward to doing more recordings w/ the leaders…

all the best,

Alexander.


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“the da vinci timecode” live in concert!

hi ya’ll!

“the da vinci timecode” was performed live by the ensemble “orchesterwelt” @ karl-borromäus-saal, 1030 wien yesterday. actually a multitude of different pieces by different composers (among them zagler, raffaseder etc.) were performed, “the da vinci timecode” being the second one. it was great fun for me to hear the the piece also works with live orchestra in concert and it was performed quite well, i had no complaints

the music was conducted by various students of the conducting class of the musikuniversität wien, and i have to report that they did a great job. an exceptionally great job was done by filip pavisic, who conducted the da vinci time code, very much in a way that i like to hear the piece.

further concerts are planned, from what i heard…

all the best,
Alexander.