With no formal composition or keyboard training, Mike composes music purely by ear. Mike uses Yamaha, Korg, and Roland keyboards and sound modules, and SONAR X3 Producer 64-bit DAW, to create musical compositions that he hopes you enjoy.
"Sinth Synth Sinful Song"; Such a clean sound. I like you interweave the different synths into a seamless whole. Great sinfully lovely song!
“I must say what you have done here is brilliant! It has so much soul to it. The instruments are very nice, the bass fits in well with the chords and the drum beat is nice and relaxed. Great stuff, keep it up.”
"MELLOW MAGIC" The craftsmanship shows. Love the flute work and always the drums. The instruments interplay beautifully. It's hard to believe you haven't had any keyboard training. Sounds thoroughly professional. It's music like this that makes life joyful!
“Rich acoustic piano sound, nice electronic accompaniment. You have a definite style, relaxing, enchanting. Very straightforward, unpretentious, quite enjoyable. You've got talent!”
“nice, serene, contemplative mood. great for when i do taichi!”
"I think you have an extraordinarily polished sound"...."You are talented and versatile"...
“Cool Daddio. I like Mist In The Streets and Jive Boogie ..very satismamlishfying.”
— Big House Joe,ReverbNation.com
“Just lovely chilled grooves there, Mike. Keep up the good work.
Q: Thanks for your reply. I play on a Yamaha CLP-S408PE. I would like to expand its features without buying another keyboard, and find an expander like it which is easy to use and 100% compatible.
Thank-you for your question. First let me say that you have selected an fantastic instrument - a real Yamaha top-of-the-line keyboard. If I understand you correctly, you're looking how to expand this keyboard. Since the CLP-S408PE does not come with handy styles or backing drum and bass tracks, you'd probably do well with obtaining a backing module (e.g., Roland BK-7m). This module simply hooks up to your MIDI Out from your CLP and connects to the BK-7m's MIDI in port. The module will sense the keyboard, but you should select "digital piano" in the menu that will present in the module's LCD when it starts up (normally only the first time). Your pedals and key presses from the CLP will be detected in the Roland module. Audio out from the Roland module will need to be put into an amplifier (I just use a home stereo). You can play your CLP and mix its voices with that of the Roland module - or you can mute the CLP and use the many quality voices (hundreds) in the module. Also, you can record using the module too - to USB stick. Also, you can download new backing styles from the internet. A module, like the Roland BK-7m can really expand an already excellent keyboard.
Hope this information is useful - I recommend going on line and looking a other examples of modules and how they are used. Ketron also makes backing modules.