Monthly Archives: September 2016

Surge – Official Video from G5 Project 2016

So proud to have been a part of G5 Project 2016. Special thanks to Shota Nakama, Masahiro Aoki, Blaize Collard, Eren Başbuğ everyone in the orchestra and SoundtRec Boston. Looking forward to making more great music with you guys!!!

Bass Cover – Safe and Sound by Justice

As much as I wanted to upload this video up on Youtube, i kept getting copyright claims that blocked the video from being viewed publicly. One option was to upload the video without the original track and just have the bass track but it just felt weird watching a 3+ minute video of just bass (I’ll upload the isolated bass track up on soundcloud along with the transcription as soon as I get that cleaned up and with tabs).

So it’s been a while since I posted up a bass cover but leave it to Justice to light a fire under my ass to get this cover up.

At first, this bass line is deceptively simple but it took me a while to really get all the nuances of the slap patterns which just so happens to change almost every time the theme comes around. It’s sooooo good tho. It took me forever to nail this bass line but I never got tired of playing it.

You can check out the rest of the videos I have in the new “Video” section of the site. I have a backlog of bass covers that I’ve transcribed but still yet to record so I’ll do my best to be a bit more consistent with these.

Gotta keep practicing!

PS. Just a little info on the recording process, this was recorded direct through an apogee duet then I applied EQ, compression, and volume automation in Logic.

Bass cover: DVNO by Justice

I’ve been digging on Justice and Daft Punk lately and was floored by the bass on this tune. Really funky and it’s even got a ripping bass solo at the end.

 

The VGO

vgo_logoThe Video Game Orchestra is a unique orchestra combining the grace of a symphony orchestra and choir with the high-energy of a rock band, performing the most elaborate and exciting arrangements of video game music. The mix of rock and orchestra creates an all new and unique style of “Rockestral” game music, and the VGO has not only made thousands of fans jump to their feet in the US, such as our Live at the Boston Syphony Hall show, but successfully brought their concept to Asia.

“The choir was haunting, the rock band was well, rockin’, and the orchestra tugged at our heartstrings. Fans of video game music in general should be kicking themselves for missing this once-in-a-
lifetime opportunity.”
Entertainment Monthly, Article

Since its inception in 2008, the VGO has performed as part of major events such as PAX, Anime Boston and Distant Worlds, and has since toured North America and Asia, performing at all available locations from conventions to symphony halls. Our shows have featured esteemed video game industry legends such as Noriyuki Iwadare (Grandia), Masashi Hamauzu (Final Fantasy X), Hitoshi Sakimoto (Final Fantasy XII), Yoko Shimomura (Kingdom Hearts), Kinuyo Yamashita (Castlevania), and Maname Matsumae (Mega Man), and have had the great pleasure of having a few of these great composers, Tadayoshi Makino (Dragon’s Dogma), SWERY (D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die), & Yoko Shimomura (Street Fighter 2), be with us on stage as guest performers. The opportunity for sponsors affiliated with us will extend into all areas of our endeavors, including event sponsorships, PR kits, TV, radio, and website exposure and prominent displays in our live performances.

Jamie-Lynn Hart Band

“Boston based artist Jamie Lynn Hart creates a seamless blend of rock and pop that backs up her powerhouse belt and infectious melodies. With her captivating voice, poetic lyrics and mastered musicianship, she creates a commanding sound reminiscent of Joss Stone meets Grace Potter.” -Nashua telegraph * CBS Local’s top pick for Boston’s Best Local Female Musician…

Project O.N.S.

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Project O.N.S. is a music collective led by Louis Ochoa, one of the preeminent bass players in the Boston area.  He has collaborated with a variety of talented musicians in the Boston music scene, including Jamie Lynn Hart and the John Hanifin Band. Since 2012, he has been the bass player for the world-famous rockestral (rock orchestra) group, the Video Game Orchestra.

Project O.N.S. is a three-piece collective that blends the nuances of jazz-fusion with the energy of funk and electronic dance music. Our debut album “Standard Pleasure Model” is available for download on iTunes and CDBaby.

Project O.N.S. started as the brainchild of Louis Ochoa during his final semester at the Berklee College of Music, together with Hiroshi Sembon on drums and Aman Mahajan on Keys. Their debut album – Standard Pleasure Model – is an EP of five original tracks featuring an eclectic fusion of jazz, funk, and drum & bass. Louis Ochoa’s musical repertoire also includes his inspired arrangements, which covers a wide array of genres —  from classic funk (Graham Central Station, Stanley Clark) to today’s most popular electronic dance music (Savant, Zedd, The Rogue Element).