Songwriting, Music, Audio Recording, Synthesis, and Programming

My name is J.D. Haight. In retirement from a career in Higher Education, I've taken the opportunity to return to my primary obsessions: songwriting, music, audio recording, synthesis, and programming. I use this site to distribute the products of these obsessions; feel free to download any songs or software you enjoy.

J.D. HAIGHT

As a songwriter, I like to publish under my own name. These collections of songs range from Rock to Folk with an occasional instrumental. Much of this is back-catalog material dating as far back as the early '70's

CASATRONICS

As an audio engineer, I've developed a separate identity to permit me to compose music outside the constraints of song form. Much of this is back-catalog material dating back as early as the 90's and covering styles ranging from traditional electronic music, cinematic styles, and even some cybernetic be-bop.

PROGRAMS

Thanks to my mentor, Kerby Stewart, I had the opportunity to get in early on the Personal Computer wave. Once MIDI was developed to network and synchronize synthesizers with traditional audio recording equipment, I taught myself programming under Kerby's guidance. This led me to explore the application of mathematical and random processes to synthesis and music. These programs reflect some of my more successful efforts.

MEMORY CALLING

This collection of Rock songs date back to the early 80's, when they were first recorded. With the passing of years, and improvements made to my home studio, I felt it was time to re-record them.

LIFE IN A SIGH

This collection of Electronic Music instrumentals were written and previously recorded back in 1992. Improvements in my home studio permitted the addition of electric guitars to the arrangements. Kind of Cinematic/New Age.

HAMLET

HAMLET is an aleatoric (chance) composer/artist existing in the guise of a screensaver.

FOUR YEARS
(In The American Heartland)

This collection of Folk songs and instrumentals date as far back as the early 70's and as recently as this year, some have been previously recorded, some not.

MANDELBROT

This collection of Electronic Music instrumentals were written and previously recorded back in 1990. Improvements in my home studio permitted the addition of electric guitars to the arrangements. For fans of the Avant Garde.

MIDI MOUSE

MIDIMOUSE is a mouse-based MIDI Controller based on Laurie Speigel's MusicMouse for the Apple Macintosh.

RESURRECTION

This collection of newer Rock songs and instrumentals dating from the early 90's to the present, some have been previously recorded, some not.

MODERNE DANSE

This collection of Electronic Music instrumentals were written and previously recorded back in 1991. Several of these cuts were collaborations with my good friend, Don Roy (and so noted). Improvements in my home studio permitted the addition of electric guitars to the arrangements. Kind of Cybernetic Be-Bop.

POET

POET is a random poetry generator based upon Microsoft Agent .

CASATRONICS

This collection of Electronic Music instrumentals were written and previously recorded back in 1989. Improvements in my home studio permitted the addition of electric guitars to the arrangements. For fans of the Avant Garde.

SEASONS

This collection of Electronic Music instrumentals were written and previously recorded back in 1988. Improvements in my home studio permitted the addition of electric guitars to the arrangements. Kind of New Age.

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J.D. Haight