Roman's Music Lab

Background

I put this site together to share some of the work I have been doing in the Music field. Essentially I have been busy playing for weddings and other events. After quite a few of these, I have a decent list of songs I have been using.

These songs were all created using MIDI sequencing, and the sounds you hear were mapped to patches on my Alesis QS8 Synthesizer.

How it's Done

Most of the time, I will listen to the song repeatedly, then assemble the instrument lists. Each note for a particular instrument is then played into a sequencer (I use MOTU Digital Performer), but recently I have been migrating EVERYTHING to Linux. Currently I am playing with RoseGarden, as well as the new Roland Integra 7, I'll keep everyone posted on this switchover.

After one instrument is completed, I move to the next, and so on until all are recorded. Then the process of setting the proper volumes, panning, etc. takes place so that the song will sound very similar to the original recording. The end result is an instrumental version of a particular song.

Why?

Because it is difficult to find backing tracks (instruments only version of a song) in most cases. Also, what if you need it re-arranged, shorter, less fill, more fill, transposed?

So, if you are a vocalist or musician looking for backing tracks, or you need more contemporary music for a wedding or other event, check out this list of songs that are ready to go: Wedding Song List. If there is a particular song you want that you don't see on the list, just contact me.

Need Live Music for your Event?

I have now connected with some String Players who have studied at the KC Conservatory, and our ensemble can accommodate playing background music for your event.

We have a Violinist, a Cellist, and myself (Keyboards). Additionally, we have access to Many other musicians to accommodate your requests.

Click Here for a sample recording of our rendition of Cannon in D: Cannon in D

Examples

These MP3z were created using the sounds from my Alesis QS8.

Just Right Click on any file and select "Save As" to download.

Jazz: Flyme To The Moon

Broadway: All I Ask of You

Christmas: Joy To The World

Pop: Best for Last

Patriotic: America the Beautiiful - Piano

Gospel: Amazing Grace - Piano

Church: The Lords Prayer - Piano

Classical: Excerpt from Water Music

Wedding: Trumpet Voluntary

Vocal Accompenament: Faithful Friend (Vocals by Amber Wilson)

Disney: When You Wish Upon a Star

QS8 Demo 1: QS8 Internal Sounds Demo 1

QS8 Demo 2: QS8 Internal Sounds Demo 2

QS8 Demo 3: QS8 Internal Sounds Demo 3

QS8 Demo 4: QS8 Internal Sounds Demo 4

QS8 Demo 5: QS8 Internal Sounds Demo 5

Call me at: 281.829.8835 or send me an e-mail

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