I'm having a blast writing and recording new cartoon music beds. I have some grandkids who are young enough to help me know if I'm on the right track and watching them smile and dance to my music tells me I am! I chose some time ago to concentrate my efforts in producing cartoon sound effects so producing cartoon music tracks is a great fit for me. I'm enjoying beefing up my orchestral plugins to help accommodate this direction. I recently began using some of the plugins from Embertone.com. I especially like their mouth trumpet (displayed prominently on The Cartoon Chicken track below). Embertone has a nice collection of plugins and a number of freebies that I have found extremely useful in creating cartoon music tracks. Adding in an acoustic ukulele and accordion helps bring my tracks to life and gives them that "children's vibe" that's so needed in cartoon music. More tracks to come!
Take A Listen: The Cartoon Chicken
Learn more about Mark Teachey, Apple Hill Studios and the sounds/music he produces.