Sound Magic has released an enhanced version of Orchestral Strings One for Windows as a free holiday gift.
Orchestral Strings One was recorded in Berliner Hall – home of the Berliner Philharmoniker. The virtual string orchestra contains 14 violins,10 Violas, 8 Cellos and 6 Double Basses.
Open Mic: For the holidays, my wish is that you have family, health and peace.
And, yes, since it’s Synthtopia, maybe some wicked gear under the tree, that new app that you’ve been wanting or some great new electronic music….
So, let us know if ‘Santa’ was good to you this year!
Here’s a holiday-themed ambient synth jam, via StudioF, Xmas2012.
Here’s a little vintage ‘switched on’ style holiday music, Douglas Leedy’s take on In Dulci Jubilo, from the 1971 album, A Very Merry Electric Christmas To You!
This year, for the seventh year, a variety of mashup artists have come together to create a collection of unusual holiday mashups – Santastic 7.
Here’s a rundown of the tracks:
- Jingle Bells Pon De Floor (Major Lazer vs Soma vs Jars of Clay) - DJ Schmolli (Vienna, Austria)
- What Child Too Close? (The Judds vs Alex Clare) - mojochronic (Berkeley, CA)
- Jingle Pressure (Queen and David Bowie vs Smokey Robinson and special guests) - dj BC (Atlanta, GA)
- Rock The Jingle Bells (LL Cool J vs Tuborg Julebryg Jingle) - ThriftshopXL (London, England)and dj BC (Atlanta, GA)
- Santa Brought My Baby Around The World (The Moonglows vs Elvis vs Daft Punk vs Eddie Dunstedter vs ATOM) - ATOM (Stamford, CT)
- Riders On The Sugar Plum (Sugar Plum Fairy vs The Doors vs Maroon 5) - DJ McFly (Manchester, NH)
- Sleigh Ride 2 Hell(Johnny Mathis vs AC/DC vs Ciara) - DJ Flack (Boston, MA)
- Jingle Bells Are What I Got (Sublime vs Smokey Robinson) - Voicedude (Sunny OC, CA)
- White Christmadness (Diana Ross vs Muse) - mojochronic (Berkeley, CA)
- Christmaus (Bruce Haack vs Deadmau5) - Instamatic (London, UK)
- Jingle Girl (Brian Setzer Orchestra vs Sean Kingston) - G3RSt (The Netherlands)
- Express The Halls With Bounce And Mojo (XXXmas Clean Moombah Edit) (Diplo & Nicky Da B x PDS MIX x Mojo Nixon x The Showboys) (Squeakishly Clean Version) - Pimpdaddysupreme (Nashville, TN)
- Toxic Xmas (Morsy’s Mash-Up Gift) (Britney vs Jose Feliciano) - DJ Morsy (New York)
- I Wanna Be Dentated – Blitzen’s Bop (The Ramones vs The Three Stooges vs The Ray Conniff Singers) - mojochronic (Berkeley, CA)
- Smells Like Ray Conniff (Nirvana vs Ray Conniff vs Pancadão) - Brutal Redneck (Londrina, Brasil)
- Sister Christmas (Silent Night Ranger vs. The Temptations) - Lobsterdust (New York, USA)
- Jingle Bells Pon De Floor (Extended Version) (Major Lazer vs Soma vs Jars of Clay) - DJ Schmolli (Vienna, Austria)
It’s a free download at djbc.
Sound Designer Bryan Ploof made this video song, Carol Of The Branches, using the sounds of his family Christmas Tree.