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The Cacophonous World of Professor Whimsey is the place to find the latest music of Victor Lams, Dr. Apostrophe X, and, of course, Professor Whimsey

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The Cacophonous World of Professor Whimsey is the place to find the latest music of Victor Lams, Dr. Apostrophe X, and, of course, Professor Whimsey

    Ye Olde Faire Knights

    Ye Olde Faire Knights

    Just learning my way around a new library (Garritan's World Instruments), I did this in half an hour this morning. Because, you never know when you'll need a full recorder ensemble! http://www.victorlams.com/audio/Victor_Lams_-_Ye_Olde_Faire_Knights.mp3

    Don't Be Afraid

    Don't Be Afraid

    I'm still on my archive.org old 1950s educational film short kick. Here's a new song inspired by one of the films, along with the film re-edited as a music video. The original film meant to teach kids not to be afraid, but seriously -- what kind of lesson is that to be teaching our kids nowadays? And here is just the music: Victor Lams - "Don't Be Afraid"

    Repetitive Robot Music

    Repetitive Robot Music

    This isn't a real song, just me messing around for an hour or so with some synths and a new channelstrip plugin (TeamDNR's Mixcontrol). If you like repetitive robot music, then you might enjoy this. http://www.victorlams.com/audio/Victor_Lams_-_Repetitive_Robot_Music.mp3

    Pater Noster (Latin for Kids!)

    Pater Noster (Latin for Kids!)

    There's never been an easier way to learn the "Pater Noster"! I'm not sure what I was thinking when I had this idea, because shoehorning plainsong into one of the most rigid forms of music around was probably not the best idea in the world, but I thought it'd be fun to hear once I'd made it. And I'm pleased with the results. Also -- here is the audio file so you can download it for your iPods: http://www.victorlams.com/audio/Victor_Lams_-_Pater_Noster.mp3

    I'd Hit That

    I'd Hit That

    Here is a delightful instrumental / percussion amuse-bouche to whet your palate. Nothing too profound here, just playing around with various percussional timbres, whence the title. http://www.victorlams.com/audio/Victor_Lams_-_Id_Hit_That.mp3

    Off the Grid

    Off the Grid

    No synths this time (a first for me)! Used only the instruments pictured above (plus my voice and our kitchen wok-lid as a gong, not pictured): ashiko hand-drum (djembe like), kosika shaker, tambourine, box drum, mbira/kalimba, bamboo saxophone, and some weird bamboo/reed whistle. I used ample instances of Celemony Melodine to keep everything in tune (and repitch a few notes), and looped some of the parts a bit (and the 4-on-the-floor "kick" is the ashiko pitched down roughly 5 semitones). Most were recorded with an SM58, my voice with my CAD-M177. The reverb is a cave impulse in Cakewalk Perfect Space. http://www.victorlams.com/audio/Victor_Lams_-_Off_the_Grid.mp3

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