(Modulate This) Sound Design

Ronald Jenkees – Inspiration and Jams from Outer Space

I found this great video by Ronald Jenkees on YouTube called "A fun beat from outer space (an experimental improv jam)" an thought I’d post it in case you’ve not run across his music yet.

Ronald Jenkees is an independent Hip Hop artist from Kentucky. He composes and produces using only a Triton LE (Which is one generation back from the Korg TR), Yamaha Motif XS8, and  FL Studio 8. He’s built up a great fan base by releasing videos like the one above on his YouTube channel He’s got one album for sale and another one on the way and also created music for ESPN’s Bill Simmons "B.S. Report" podcast.

What I like about Ronald – besides his great music and "chops" – is that he’s willing to share his techniques and take you behind-the-scenes with his YouTube videos. I also like the fact that that he promotes the idea that music should be fun and he often has encouraging words for those starting out.

Here is an excerpt from his YouTube channel which I think says it all.

Thanks to all of my friends and subscribers. I’m very thankful for your viewership!! Before you ask, I’m a perfectly normal and healthy guy, just a little geeky and different – but that’s a good thing, not a bad thing. My hope is that you are entertained and at the same time, inspired to make music. Anyone can have fun with music.

Get more Ronald Jenkees here:

Mark Mosher

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