Home-made musical playground

 

When I have spare time I do some compositions at home where I play all the instruments myself. This has been a hobby of mine since I got my first Fostex 4-track recorder around the age of 15.

Arto Lehtiniemi in 90s

Hundreds of song ideas have been developed during the years and some of the more newer ones even ended up online. It's nice to try out some new ideas and make them to 'songs' just to see how they work. Later they can be produced with more time and better equipment if necessary. I still have the ambition to continue this hobby when I have some extra time.

Don't mind the suboptimal sound quality in some of the songs, most of them are intentionally not polished.

Musk on massimies*

12/2023. Some grooving beat with a twist of humor. Best enjoyed with your choice of drink to sing along.
*Only fictional character featured in this song

Pörssisähköö

12/2022. A traditional rock/pop song inpired by the high electricity prices. First test using my electric drum kit.

Top (stereo mixdown)

2020. I did the world's first multi-zone 6DoF musical composition for work purposes where a person can experience a song by walking inside a physical space. Here is a quick stereo mixdown of the song while it is not intended to be consumed in this traditional way.

Odottelen vaan

2002/2003. This is my first actual studio-test when experimenting different drum micing techniques. My friend Mikko did the lyrics on the fly. A very mainstream song.. You can hear a great sound difference compared to the home made ones.

Insinörtti

13.6.2002. An instrumental guitar-rally made for a introduction video on TTKK. Guitar riff with Gibson/Laney -combination and recorded with a single vocal mike. This is meant to be as a background track so it's a bit monotonic.

You

20.5.2002. I wanted to do something different for a change and here is the result - A bit Air-styled song.

Feeling alone

13.4.2002. This song is made for a documentary about loneliness (as a soundtrack). Acoustic instrumental with an authentic african drum
Featuring Lassi-Petri Peltoniemi in bass.

BONUS! Sunnuntai-päivä!

(24.3.2002)

Sunnuntai-päivä..Featuring Me,Milla,Johanna,Siina and Pekka. Idea here was to create a short song so that every one could play something in it. A different way of spending your sunday-afternoon? This is recorded by just putting one mic in the room and there we go...

Syvää purppuraa

11.3.2002. A chill-out pop song with lyrics by Assi. I do also the vocals in this first version. Drums with SPD-20 pad..

Background Beat

2.3.2002. Very quicly done background beat that is made with JX-305 and added couple of guitar tracks.

Ei lopeta vihaa

21.12.2001. Finally my christmas vacation and time to do some music! This is a bit harder pop/rock song with real drums. Lyrics by: Sade.

67 Seconds

14.06.2001. A slow Air-styled tune. The idea seems to work pretty well but this could use a proper makeover.

Vastavirtaan

16.04.2001. Very CMX styled song (3:51). Everything just doesn't always go like you have wanted.. and that feeling inspired me to compose this song - for a very special person. Lyrics are mainly a collection of poems by Johanna.

Feeling Spring

This is the first song where I experimented MIDI features in Cubase controlling my synths/drumpad with its sequencer.
The point in this song is the guitar melody

Plain Instrumental

22.10.2000. An instrumental song for a change. Rather long (6:17), suitable for background music at night.. Featuring some JX-305 sounds, acoustic guitar driven through PODPro (using distortion), couple of guitar solos player with my Ibanez & PODPro.

Keep it simple!

Very quicly made JX305 tune that sounds a bit like some old tracker-modules. I just made few different patterns and mix/transpose them to output a full song.

Electric GrV

Little electric groove made with JX-305 + added some vocals.

Motion Blur

Enigma-styled song made with JX-305 + vocals and a little bit of guitar on the background. Quite nice sounds and feeling, very long track 6:12.

Acoustic 16

An acoustic tune made with two electric guitars using clean sound.

Bitch

Simple as that. I wanted to try to record my acoustic guitar and made a song around it, don't pay too much attention to the lyrics :)

Dusk (Full mix)

A song made with RM1X sequence remixer, electronic styled piece.

Melody guitar

A song where guitar plays the the main part. Also trying out my custom-build drumkit in my SPD-20.

A happy tune

I wanted to do a song with happy melody, did I succeed?

Lähdet pois

I song with Finnish vocals made for a one special person who went to Germany as an exchange student.

Like a dream

A song about something like a dream.

SuperMario

SuperMario-styled piece. The melody is played by using the SPD-20 drumpad's melodic percussion sounds which makes it special.

Nitebird

Another song made with RM1X and it is electronic style aswell.

Oblivion

A song about a person taking a freefall. This is also a core of one Kelkka's new song.

Rollercoaster

Aren't some peoples feelings like a rollercoaster? If you know what I mean.

Sandy

A song called Sandy.

Shy

The name actually describes the song pretty well.

Slow Motion

Slow motion with RM1X.

Thinking of ways

Thinking of ways - to turn yourself away. Very different to the other songs.


Join me with Casio (Finnish version of HIM: Join me in Death)

A quick funny copy of HIM:s Join me in death but with Finnish lyrics and Casio sounds. Guest starring Pekka Vuorela on keyboards.