Chokai

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About Chokai

  • Rank
    Producer of weird music
  • Birthday 01/26/1980

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
    http://www.chokai.co.uk
  • Yahoo
    ochairu

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Zimbabwe
  • Interests
    music

Music Background

  • Musical / Songwriting / Music Biz Skills
    Bass guitar, Drums, Keyboards

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  • Songwriting Collaboration
    Not Interested
  1. The Infinity Circuit The Daze of Mother Earth ABRS022 Out Monday Feb 8th 2010 The Infinity Circuits' debut release is a dark combination of abrasive breaks and sinister bass lines with a wickedly fresh and complex vibe. New to the scene, but very hard to categorise, the Infinity circuit originally began as a purely drum n bass project, but grew into something quite different from the commercial scene with its darker tinges and political undertones. If you are into something truly cutting edge, give this a listen. Available to download from the abr website and your favourite digital download store now.
  2. Taming the oscillators

  3. The Infinity Circuit The Daze of Mother Earth ABRS022 Out Monday Feb 8th 2010 The Infinity Circuits' debut release is a dark combination of abrasive breaks and sinister bass lines with a wickedly fresh and complex vibe. New to the scene, but very hard to categorise, the Infinity circuit originally began as a purely drum n bass project, but grew into something quite different from the commercial scene with its darker tinges and political undertones. If you are into something truly cutting edge, give this a listen. Available to download from the abr website and your favourite digital download store now.
  4. 1. Do you sing, play an instrument or instruments? Yep What instruments? Keyboards, Bass Guitar, Drums Did you teach yourself? Yep 2. Are you in a band or bands? Yep What is the name of the band? Chokai and The Infinity Circuit What do you play? I program and sequence What other instruments are in the band? I am all the instruments I guess. Its electronic. Do you have a band website? Yep, chokai.co.uk. 3. Do you write songs? Not really, I have ideas, I make the tracks. Do you write lyrics, music or both? Not really, same as above. Do you have a writing partner? Sometimes. 4. Do you record your music? Yep. Do you use a home studio? If so what gear do you use? Yes, and I have too many gizmos to mention really. There is a PC and VST's at its core but various retro synths plugged in with a wiry mess. Do you use a recording studio? nah, no need. Do you have music available on the web? if so where? Most MP3 stores, inc iTunes, Beatport, juno, so on so fourth. 5. What other roles do you perform in the music business? I own a record label Management? Label owner? Publishing? Promotion? Other? Label Owner. 6. Are you a tech head? Not really, I think sometimes people concentrate on the technicality too much. 7. What country do you live in? England 8. What are your ambitions? To hire someone to take over my massive workload on the label. 9. Do you draw/paint/write stories/computer art/dance or other creative pursuit? Im a web designer. What are your pastimes? Modern warfare 2. I love my xbox. 10. What would you like to get out of Songstuff? Helpful advice, good links to other musicians/music bods.
  5. Native Instruments Guitar Rig.
  6. Just use 1 osc on any plugin capable of reproducing a sine wave, add a fast attack and decay, remove all filters. If its clipping reduce the volume/check no modifiers are adding something. Absynth is handy for this - you can also edit the waveform directly to shape the exact sound your after. As you suggested, you could even just use synthedit to create a very basic VST to do the job for ya. The song: Sounds like a hip-hop backing track. Is repeatative, as Steve suggested perhaps a key change and some variation would break it up a little and give it more character. Perhaps some synthy arpreggios, some vocal samples more percussive parts might also serve to bulk out the mix.
  7. Im using Cubase SX 3, have been for some time now (plus SX4 is out of my budget right now!). Its really just what im used to so i genrally dont knock anything else. Plugins (essential) for me are Absynth (fantastic, totally flexible) and Kontact. Also using Small64, tweakbench toad, albino 2. most sounds are generally made on the hardware. Waveworm editing and some mastering is done on soundforge. I just cant fault it. its simple, straight forward, supports DX plugins and is fast. Worth mentioning: Izotope Ozone. Lovely for mastering and adding the final shimmer.
  8. changes from time to time but usually falls into one of 2 categories: 80s electro on steroids. or Warmly psychadelic ambience.
  9. hear hear, well said. its everyone jumping on each others band wagons until all the band wagons are rolling down the same road production should not really follow a trend, rather express the music in its best light.
  10. What is it nowdays with people using pissed vocals all the time? Listen to the Kooks or Kings of Leon, they always sound like they've downed 10 shots of vodka before singing. And MIA cant even sing full stop! Ahh! How does this get popular?? (rant) What ever happened to legible lyrics and smooth singing voices? Mind you, the "pissed" sound does actually work for some bands namely Radiohead.
  11. I can see your idea with the boss/final fight type music. Personally, I think computer game music is much more modern than perceived at the mo, it would work good in an RPG type game, I think for a FPS or something that beat should be fattened up a lot more, even a bastardized amen break would be excellent in there. I think it needs more impact, its a little understated-the melodic elements are good but some real ear-pinching screaming leads and electronic gloops and bips would add to its manic feel. I would perhaps start off as is, then build it up into something really mental to simulate a more frenzied battle. Dont be afraid to really go "out there" and throw in some distortion or some samples you never think would work, chop it up, scramble it about-you'll be surprised sometimes just how things just do work! Thanks for sharing, a good listen.
  12. Welcome aboard - looking forward to hearing your stuff
  13. ugh... bringing back memories of "dance ejay". Watch out for several thousand new musician profiles on myspace...
  14. thats an electronic organ of some kind, you hear it alot of Doors tracks too.
  15. Welcome to songstuff Plenty of resources here to aid your musicality