I’m happy to announce I have just finished with an album’s worth of new music, tentatively to be released under a new monikor - Shadowfalls. More to come…
I recently did a series of tutorials for Producer Tech entitled Melodic Deep Tech House and Techno Production where I show you in detail how to create a techy but musical track all within an organic framework. In Part 1, which is nearly seven hours of streamed content alone, is a guide to the creation of all of the parts explaining the editing, effects processing, sequencing and theory. in Parts 2 and 3, which will be out in the near future, show how that is developed into an organic arrangement and how to mix it down.
“This tutorial series is an epic journey through the production of a Melodic Deep Tech House/Techno track, covering every aspect of the process along the way, from initial conception to final mixdown (this course is part 1, with arranging and mixing covered in full in parts 2 and 3 respectively). Leaving no stone unturned, the producer Simon Shackleton reveals all of the sound design, audio editing, effects processing, music theory and mixing techniques, so that students receive all the knowledge required to produce professional quality music of their own.”
If you like this check out my other tutorial for them: Secrets of the Mashup
I am very pleased to announce that I have signed with Wardlaw Music. I look forward to focusing on film and advert soundtracks and working with the team. I already have several new tracks in the works.
Last year I wrote four Elite Force tracks which I ended up being *really* happy with. I gave them each a very low key release on U&A and have now repackaged them as a 4-track download for those who missed the individual releases.
Late last year I was approached by young filmmaker Katie Cook to create some bespoke music for her fabulous documentary short about a legendary base-jumper, called ‘Free Falling’. My album track ‘Waterfall’ was already being used at various points in the film and I agreed to write a piece to picture for a specific section of the film.
The latest video off of the PIECE OF ME album is a stop motion film shot by Chele Gutek using over 2000 cutouts of photographs and several miniature sets featuring Simon Shackleton's "Far & Wide".
I recently put together a one-hour mix for the lovely people at Decoded Magazine. The mix accompanies an in-depth interview piece in which we cover many bases, from the deep past, to the shiny future. Have a listen to it on this Soundcloud Link (where you can also download it) or listen via the stream below. There's also a full tracklisting over at Decoded.