Welcome to the website of indie electro-alternative musician Reggie Barnes. Reginator is currently in the studio recording his new album! Until the new album is complete and released please enjoy his debut album: Entomology.

Album update # 2 – Entomology

by Reggie Barnes on February 6, 2010

I would like to announce the title of my debut album: Entomology. The title was suggested by my good friend Jeff Lipner who is also helping me stay on track with the production. It’s shaping up to be very dark and moody with a hint of experimentalism. To give you an idea of the musical direction I’m posting some clips of what’s in the works.

Clip 1 is the opening sequence of the song Mantis. It was built with my Roland JP-8080 along with drums programmed thru GigaStudio.

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Clip 2 is also an opening sequence. This is from the song Stinkbug.  The shimmering sound was made from reversing a violin ensemble and adding heavy reverb and filtering.

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The clips haven’t been mixed or processed other than what was done to create the sounds themselves. After mixing they could take a lighter or darker turn 😉

Album update # 1

by Reggie Barnes on January 28, 2010

Well it’s time I’ve given you an update on my debut album. I currently have six songs nearing the final stages of recording with four more in the queue. This week I’ve been laying down guitar and bass tracks whilst using a healthy dose of my Digitech 2120 Artist, and IK Multimedia’s Ampeg and AmpliTube suite. There’s also some acoustic work for which I’ve picked up an Audio Technica AT4021; adding to my small but functional mic cabinet.

Burzinski album release

by Reggie Barnes on January 21, 2010

I’ve had the pleasure to be in contact with Burzinski, a talented musician that lives in Paris France. On Jan 18th, 2010 he released a superb album titled Untimely Tales. The songs have a dark and dreamy quality that reminds me of my short but amazing visit to Paris in 1989. Congratulations Laurent and happy birthday!

Welcome to Reginator.net!

by Reggie Barnes on January 6, 2010

Finally, I’ve pieced together a place where you can get updates on the progress of my recording project. I plan to post progress reports of what I’m doing musically, post clips of songs in work and hopefully design a website that’s easy to navigate. So check back often and I’ll be keeping in touch!