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Saturday, 14 April 2012

Music Collaboration with SaintsBeats – Coldplay – The Scientist

Playfio brings you a cover version of Coldplay's 'The Scientist'
Just been getting grips with Sound Cloud since signing up the other week – after hearing one of my tracks – ‘Velvet’ I was approached by Chris from SaintsBeats on Sound Cloud asking if I’d be up for collaboration. I had previously never thought about doing this kind of thing, but now in hindsight it’s the perfect platform to do this kind of thing.

Firstly I’d like to thank Chris for suggesting this to me, it’s been ages since I sang a cover ..prob since back in the band at school.


Chris creates his own music and backing tracks for other artists, he’s got a decent selection of music that you should check out if you get a chance at: http://soundcloud.com/saintsbeats

If  your an artist and are looking for some backing tracks he’s your man!

So after a couple of edits and exchanged emails we ended up with what you can listen to below – not without a few mistakes but we’re both happy with the outcome and hopefully can do some more collaborations in the
future.


Enjoy listening..

Written by Rob Playford

Rob Playford founded Playfio Music in early 2012 and produces and writes a variety of music under the name of Playfio. As well as writing music, Rob is always on the lookout for music collaborations with all types of musical artists and creative individuals.

You can find him on Google+ and Twitter - feel free to get in touch.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Future Looks – New Music Track from Playfio

Future Looks the new track from Playfio.com
The latest track from Playfio is called Future Looks, and has been in the making for about a couple of months now. Just got it finished off with some lyrics, although not that many lyrics! You'll probably better understand when you’ve heard the song. It’s been quite a productive Easter Monday though.

This song is about the rapid transformation of technology and the unpredictable and unforeseeable future. These days are extremely hard to predict what kind of world we may be living in even 10 years time. I was reading the other day about Google's plans for augmented reality spectacles, just one of the many things that would drastically change our future. It's definitely an exciting time to be alive.

I hope you enjoy this song, it's full of contrasts, plenty of different instruments, and some great build up’s - quite a bit livelier than my previous song ‘Velvet’. I tried to use and quite complex chord structures within song, which i think work quite well, especially with the use of some powerful orchestra hits. Also the off-beat, repetitive bass line gives the song some real life.



For this track, I was using a new home-made pop mask on my microphone (MXL 990 usb)- an old CD case holder and tights! Who needs to spend 20 quid on one from Amazon? The vast majority of this song was written in Reason, and some other techniques are used by recently learnt online. Surprisingly, this track’s speed is 140 beats per minute, although it doesn't quite sound like.

At the moment, can’t really think of anything else to say about this song, please do enjoy it and I welcome your comments.

Written by Rob Playford

Rob Playford founded Playfio Music in early 2012 and produces and writes a variety of music under the name of Playfio. As well as writing music, Rob is always on the lookout for music collaborations with all types of musical artists and creative individuals.

You can find him on Google+ and Twitter - feel free to get in touch.

Friday, 6 April 2012

New Music Video from Playfio 'Velvet'

Watch the Music Video - VelvetTo accompany the latest track ‘Velvet’ that has been uploaded onto the blog and via www.soundcloud/playfio I bring you the video I’ve just completed for this track.

Featuring Fire! Got a load of footage back from bonfire night and have yet had a chance to use it for anything till now. The fading and opacity effects available by using Sony Vegas Pro 10 for the video effect almost create a windswept snow effect on some shots.

In time one of my plans for this site is to include tutorials to help all sides of people trying to promote their own music – a big side to this as I’m sure many artists will agree is to get your stuff on You Tube. Your potential audience are more likely to watch a video with your track on rather than just the sound clip.

One such tutorial will feature getting the most out of Sony Vegas or other video editing software. Please enjoy watching this Music Video - 'Velvet' - Playfio



Written by Rob Playford

Rob Playford founded Playfio Music in early 2012 and produces and writes a variety of music under the name of Playfio. As well as writing music, Rob is always on the lookout for music collaborations with all types of musical artists and creative individuals.

You can find him on Google+ and Twitter - feel free to get in touch.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

New music from Playfio - Latest song - Velvet

New Music from Playfio introducing the new track Velvet
I'm happy to introduce the first song to go online from Playfio. This track is called Velvet and has been in the making for the past couple of months.

This started off as an instrumental, the kind of piece that would suit a moody build up on the opening credits for a film. From that point, I left it a couple weeks and came back to it. I then decided to add some guitar riffs, and then after that the lyrics just fell into place.

For the recording of the vocals on this track I've used an MXL 990 microphone that I bought at the start of this year from America, for some reason I wasn't able to buy the USB version in the UK. This is one of the first tracks I have released to use this microphone I have to say I'm pretty happy with the sound of it delivers.

The music software that used to create this track was a combination of Propellerheads Reason 5 and Cubase. I still haven't got round to say they have enough money to buy reason 6, which does look pretty awesome. For the time being I’ll just have to do my vocals through Cubase. I'm sure anyone of you who are familiar with making their own music via a computer will be aware of this process. I have come across are few problems when trying to re-wire reason to Cubase, but that's for another post.

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I have also been using an AKAI MPK mini which is a small DAW keyboard , which is very portable and does the trick for me at the moment, although at times, I do wish I had a larger keyboard playing chords and more intricate keyboard work.

Anyone with experience of making music in the above formats. I love you to share your opinions or any music which you've made yourself. So far I have uploaded this track to Sound Cloud , which can be found here:

Listen to Velvet by Playfio

Finally, a video is to follow, which will accompany the song, which I will then had to my YouTube channel.

Written by Rob Playford

Rob Playford founded Playfio Music in early 2012 and produces and writes a variety of music under the name of Playfio. As well as writing music, Rob is always on the lookout for music collaborations with all types of musical artists and creative individuals.

You can find him on Google+ and Twitter - feel free to get in touch.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Welcome, Let me introduce you to the Playfio Music blog..


Playfio Music bringing new music from SheffieldWelcome to the Playfio blog, home of the latest music from Playfio, and much more.

I have set up this blog in an attempt to create a base for my musical ideas whether they are my new songs or the promotion of other good new music I like... or any information about live music festivals and tips and tutorials for people making their own music. Music reviews, software, hardware equipment and other new music. Basically, it will include a bit of everything, anything I find of interest, or I think would be of interest to any other music fans out there.

This is not intended to just be self promotion blog for Playfio, but to include a good variation of all things music today.

Making music has always been an important part of who I am but for about the past 10 years I've had making music on an ever-growing to-do list. Finally, I got round to getting myself sorted and found some time, so now I have a little recording studio in the spare bedroom, and thankfully now making some music.

At the moment, I have currently mastered just two tracks, but how many more songs in the pipeline. The main goal at the moment is to get an album together with 12 great songs on. I've given myself four months to do this! But now I realise this isn't long enough – Just the 2 so far...

It is my hope that keeping this blog, up-to-date will help aid my productivity and is also a great way to help share my music and hope that other people can appreciate it.

These days, I think you can be realistic about music and know that it's extremely difficult to make it big. But the main thing is sharing my music and reaching people in a way only music can.

I'm still following putting together this blog, not all the links work yet, and I have yet to upload any music for videos - it won't be long tho :-)

Written by Rob Playford

Rob Playford founded Playfio Music in early 2012 and produces and writes a variety of music under the name of Playfio. As well as writing music, Rob is always on the lookout for music collaborations with all types of musical artists and creative individuals.

You can find him on Google+ and Twitter - feel free to get in touch.